The Association between Firm-Specific Characteristics and Financial Information Disclosure Levels: A Study of Rural Banks in the Ashanti Region of Ghana

20 Pages Posted: 25 May 2011

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Ben Kwame Agyei-Mensah

Solbridge International School of Business

Date Written: May, 13 2011

Abstract

This study was conducted to investigate the influence of firm-specific characteristics which include firm size, profitability, debt equity ratio, liquidity and audit firm size on voluntary disclosure level of rural banks in the Ashanti region of Ghana.

Descriptive analysis was performed to provide the background statistics of the variables examined. This was followed by regression analysis which forms the main data analysis. The results indicate that profitability represented by Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) is positively related to the disclosure level. Whilst Debt equity ratio, liquidity, firm size and audit firm size were insignificantly related to the disclosure level.

Keywords: Financial Accounting, Voluntary Disclosure, IFRS, Ghana

Suggested Citation

Agyei-Mensah, Ben Kwame, The Association between Firm-Specific Characteristics and Financial Information Disclosure Levels: A Study of Rural Banks in the Ashanti Region of Ghana (May, 13 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1840423 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1840423

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