Integrated Reporting in Developing Countries: Evidence from Malawi

Andrew Munthopa Lipunga

Abstract


The study investigated the level of Integrated Reporting (IR) in developing countries focusing on Malawi. It employed content analysis using an Integrated Reporting Index (IRI) in examining annual reports of Malawian listed companies. Based on the score range of 0 to 1 being the minimum and maximum respectively, the study revealed an average IRI of 0.43and consequently an IR gap of 0.57. The average IRI suggested achievement of some progress toward IR by the companies and on the other hand the IR gap indicates the need for much more effort to be exerted in promoting IR amongst the listed companies in Malawi. Besides, are view of the Malawian IR framework suggested that IR is being governed by a code of corporate governance that lacks detailed guidelines with respect to it hence in need of upgrading of the same.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jmr.v7i3.7195

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