Double diffusion des entreprises dans le rapport annuel : renforcement ou contradiction ?
This study analyses the way a firm discloses jointly compulsory information and voluntary information following an environmental accident. The case studied is the oil company Total S.A. that suffered in succession the shipwreck of the oil tanker Erika in 1999 and the explosion of the AZF plant of Toulouse in 2001. On the basis of the organizational hypocrisy theory, we highlight that Total maintains a double disclosure according to the voluntary or compulsory character of the information disclosed following the environmental accident. Indeed, Total S.A. discloses very limited compulsory information even though the disclosure of voluntary information acts as legitimization.
|Date of creation:||10 May 2010|
|Date of revision:|
|Publication status:||Published in Crises et nouvelles problématiques de la valeur, May 2010, Nice, France. pp.CD-ROM, 2010|
|Note:||View the original document on HAL open archive server: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-00479533|
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/|
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Darrell, W. & Schwartz, Bill N., 1997. "Environmental disclosures and public policy pressure," Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Elsevier, vol. 16(2), pages 125-154.
- Thomas Jeanjean, 2000. "Incitations Et Contraintes A La Gestion Du Resultat," Post-Print halshs-00587467, HAL.
- Hughes, Susan B. & Anderson, Allison & Golden, Sarah, 2001. "Corporate environmental disclosures: are they useful in determining environmental performance?," Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Elsevier, vol. 20(3), pages 217-240.
- Brunsson, Nils, 1993. "Ideas and actions: Justification and hypocrisy as alternatives to control," Accounting, Organizations and Society, Elsevier, vol. 18(6), pages 489-506, August.
- Wiseman, Joanne, 1982. "An evaluation of environmental disclosures made in corporate annual reports," Accounting, Organizations and Society, Elsevier, vol. 7(1), pages 53-63, January.
- Cho, Charles H. & Patten, Dennis M., 2007. "The role of environmental disclosures as tools of legitimacy: A research note," Accounting, Organizations and Society, Elsevier, vol. 32(7-8), pages 639-647.
- Aerts, Walter & Cormier, Denis, 2009. "Media legitimacy and corporate environmental communication," Accounting, Organizations and Society, Elsevier, vol. 34(1), pages 1-27, January.
- Charles Cho, 2009. "Legitimation Strategies Used in Response to Environmental Disaster: A French Case Study of Total SA's Erika and AZF Incidents," European Accounting Review, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 18(1), pages 33-62.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00479533. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (CCSD)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.