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Accounting systems in developing countries under sustainability: first glance from Ukraine and Ghana

Inna Makarenko, Stephen Adu
Accounting and Financial Control , Volume 2, pp 37-46; doi:10.21511/afc.02(1).2018.04

Abstract: The dissemination of sustainability reporting and integrated reporting is a key trend in the development of accounting systems under the influence of the concept of sustainable development. This statement is fair not only for developed countries, but also for developing countries. On the example of Ghana and Ukraine, a comparative study of regulatory requirements and conceptual frameworks for the compilation of sustainability reporting and integrated reporting has been conducted; the dynamics, size of reporting companies, their sectoral affiliation and the standards used are researched. It was proved that the basis for the promotion sustainability reporting and integrated reporting in these countries are regulatory requirements, as well as increasing the perception of CSR, the transparency and accountability of business, the practices of stakeholder participation and assurance the reliability of reporting for stakeholders.
Keywords: GHANA / Sustainability Reporting / Ukraine / stakeholders / accounting systems / regulatory requirements / countries / reporting and integrated

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