A ANÁLISE DA INVESTIGAÇÃO EM CONTABILIDADE SOBRE RELATO AMBIENTAL: 2006 - 2011

Carlos Mata, Ana Fialho, Teresa Eugénio

Resumo


Este estudo pretende contribuir para uma revisão da investigação em Contabilidade sobre a temática do Relato Ambiental, através da análise dos artigos publicados em 20 accounting top journals, entre 2006 e 2011. Foram identificados 130 artigos, tendo a maioria sido publicados no: Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Accounting Forum, Accounting e Organizations and Society. Do universo dos estudos identificados, foram analisados 62 artigos. Para cada artigo optamos por analisar as seguintes dimensões: os objetivos e resultados obtidos, as metodologias adotadas, a origem dos dados, os sectores de atividade e países em estudo. Os estudos procuram compreender as práticas e identificar os fatores que influenciam o relato ambiental, analisar o impacto da regulamentação sobre o relato ambiental, identificar uma “teoria social”, estudar os sistemas de contabilidade ambiental e analisar a relação entre o relato ambiental e o desempenho ambiental e económico. Constatámos que a maioria dos estudos apresenta uma abordagem longitudinal e utiliza preferencialmente como metodologia a análise de conteúdo.


Palavras-chave


Contabilidade Social e Ambiental; Relato Ambiental; Revistas de Contabilidade; Investigação

Texto completo:

doi:10.4270/ruc.2014436

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