Corporate Attributes and Internet Financial Reporting by Deposit Money Banks in Nigeria

  • MUSA Inuwa Fodio Nasarawa State University, Keffi
  • Ismaila Olotu ABDULLAHI Nasarawa State University, Keffi
  • Hassan MUSA Nasarawa State University, Keffi
Keywords: Internet Financial Reporting, Firm Size, Liquidity, Profitability, Auditor Type.


The advent of the internet has brought succor not just to the way businesses around the world are being conducted but also to the way corporations disseminate information to stakeholders. This study assesses the relationship between corporate attributes and internet financial reporting (IFR) practice by quoted Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) in Nigeria. The study used ex-post facto research design. The population of the study comprises of the 15 banks quoted on the first-tier securities market of the Nigerian Stock Exchange as at the December 2015 and these constitute the sample of the study. Web search engines were used to establish internet presence of each bank and the study used IFR Disclosure as proxy for IFR. Corporate attributes (size, liquidity, auditor type and profitability) were regressed against the IFR disclosure index to examine the extent to which they determine IFR. Results show that the relationship between IFR and bank size, bank liquidity is positive and statistically significant which implies that IFR practice is determined by size and liquidity of DMBs. The study noted that IFR is still a voluntary practice that is yet to be regulated. It therefore recommends that IFR should be encouraged and regulated to improve information disclosure and dissemination to wider stakeholders and users of financial reports.

Author Biographies

MUSA Inuwa Fodio, Nasarawa State University, Keffi

Department of Accounting

Ismaila Olotu ABDULLAHI , Nasarawa State University, Keffi

Department of Accounting

Hassan MUSA, Nasarawa State University, Keffi

Department of Accounting


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