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dc.contributor.authorDey, Colin-
dc.contributor.authorGibbon, Jane-
dc.contributor.editorBebbington, J-
dc.contributor.editorUnerman, J-
dc.contributor.editorO'Dwyer, B-
dc.description.abstractFirst paragraph: Rising levels of voluntary, unregulated corporate social, environmental and sustainability reporting (SER hereafter) have failed to satisfy a wide range of critics, who have argued that they exhibit a number of major shortcomings, including, inter alia: incompleteness (Belal, 2002; Adams, 2004; Bouten et al., 2011), unreliability (Swift and Dando, 2002; O’Dwyer and Owen, 2005); silencing and/or manipulation of the views of stakeholders (Owen et al., 2001; Unerman and Bennett, 2004; Archel et al., 2011); falsely legitimating businesses’ belief in the sustainability of their operations (Brown and Deegan, 1998; Campbell, 2000); promoting a ‘business as usual’ agenda (Larrinaga-Gonzalez and Bebbington, 2001); conveying weak versions of sustainable development (Bebbington and Thomson, 1996); and managerial capture of the social and environmental agenda (Owen et al., 2000; O’Dwyer, 2003; Baker, 2010).en_UK
dc.relationDey C & Gibbon J (2014) External Accounts. In: Bebbington J, Unerman J, O'Dwyer B (ed.). Sustainability Accounting and Accountability, 2nd ed, New York: Routledge, pp. 108-123.-
dc.rightsThis is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Taylor & Francis Group in Sustainability Accounting and Accountability, 2nd Edition, Edited by Jan Bebbington, Jeffrey Unerman, Brendan O'Dwyer on 29 MAY 2014 available online:
dc.titleExternal Accountsen_UK
dc.typePart of book or chapter of booken_UK
dc.type.statusBook Chapter: author post-print (pre-copy editing)-
dc.citation.btitleSustainability Accounting and Accountability-
dc.publisher.addressNew York-
dc.contributor.affiliationAccounting and Finance-
dc.contributor.affiliationNewcastle University-
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