International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Disclosure in the Annual Reports by the Listed Companies on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange
Vo Thi Thuy Trang, Nguyen Cong Phuong

Purpose: This study aims to examine levels of the disclosure in the annual reports of the listed companies on the HOSE. Design/methodology/approach: This paper applies disclosure indexes to measure the amount information that is disclosure in the annual report of companies listed on HOSE in 2013. The disclosure index is designed basing on 94 disclosure items. Findings: The results show that the levels of the voluntary disclosure in the annual report by the listed companies is low, only at 23,9%. Research limitation: Information disclosure is an abstract concept and cannot be measured directly due to researchers’ subjective opinions. Originality/value: This research contributes to the literature by showing that although the existence of regulations and a monitoring system by regulatory authorities, voluntary disclosure by listed companies in a developing country such as Vietnam is low which influences company’s transparency. The results of this research provide useful information for the State agencies to review, modify and develop disclosure regulations in the future. The paper also can be used as an useful materials for teaching..

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