Journal of Asset Management and Financing (Jun 2021)

The Impacts of Non-Financial Information and Integrated Reporting Information on Decision-Making: Investment Behavior with an Empirical Approach

  • Yahya Kamyabi,
  • Bahram Mohseni Maleki,
  • Amir Javady nia

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 9, no. 2
pp. 99 – 124


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Changing the information needs of the users of accounting information has altered the forms and information contents of accounting reports. However, changes in the accounting reporting system, regardless of its effects, are risky. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the impacts of the dissemination of non-financial information and the use of an integrated reporting system on investor decision-making. The required data were collected through a questionnaire designed by 3 scenarios for 3 similar groups. In the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd scenarios, only financial information, simultaneous use of financial and non-financial information, and information of an integrated reporting system, were presented, respectively. Wilcoxon and Mann-Vinty tests were used to test the research hypotheses. The results showed that decision-making based on financial information led to a decision that maximized the shareholders’ interests, while the investors would tend to make sound decisions if non-financial information was also provided. Finally, disseminations of financial and non-financial information in the columns were no different from that of the information of the integrated reporting system.