1. bookVolume 29 (2021): Issue 1 (March 2021)
Journal Details
First Published
30 Mar 2015
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4 times per year
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Stakeholder Engagement in Corporate Social Practices and Non-Financial Disclosures: A Systematic Literature Review

Published Online: 22 Apr 2021
Volume & Issue: Volume 29 (2021) - Issue 1 (March 2021)
Page range: 112 - 135
Received: 15 Jul 2020
Accepted: 26 Jan 2021
Journal Details
First Published
30 Mar 2015
Publication timeframe
4 times per year

Purpose: The goal of the article is to systematize the literature related to the role of stakeholder engagement in corporate social practices and related disclosures by identifying the main theoretical lenses, research methods, and topics undertaken by authors of articles under scrutiny.

Design/Methodology/Approach: The article systematically reviews and discusses existing studies in the area of management, social and environmental accounting, intellectual capital, ethics, and accounting. We identify and subsequently analyze 68 articles published over the years 2010–2020.

Findings: According to the study findings, stakeholder theory is most often used as a theoretical background. The survey is the most popular research method, while stakeholder engagement in social practices is the most common research problem investigated by the articles’ authors. Corporate stakeholders’ communication on social media is a new topic that emerged in the literature in the studied period.

Research Limitations/Implications: Our analysis is restricted to articles published in journals included in the ABDC Journal Quality List that are ranked B, A, and A* in a 10­years period.

Practical Implications: The article’s findings may be useful for researchers and practitioners who deal with corporate social practices, disclosures, and stakeholders’ roles in these processes.

Originality/Value: The paper offers an up­to­date literature review, identifies the main themes, research gaps, and provides relevant guidance for future research.


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