Revista Contabilidade & Finanças
On-line version ISSN 1808-057X
MACAGNAN, Clea Beatriz. Voluntary disclosure: factors explaining the extent of information on intangible resources. Rev. contab. finanç. [online]. 2009, vol.20, n.50, pp. 46-61. ISSN 1808-057X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1519-70772009000200004.
The reduction of information asymmetry leads to a sound economic distribution with better investment opportunities. From this perspective, this paper aims to investigate factors that affect the extent of voluntary information disclosure by companies listed in the Spanish stock exchange. The statistical technique ordinary least squares was used for the sake of analysis. The results suggest that factors like: firm size, economic industry, debt ratio, level of internationalization, age and difference between common stock value and book value explain the greater extent of information disclosure for intangible resources. In turn, factors like profitability, level of monopoly and floating capital of the company explain the lower levels of information disclosure.
Keywords : Disclosure; Intangible resources.