In the next few days we will publish this years research on the state of online corporate reporting. Beforehand I would like to use this Blog to highlight one of the most interesting findings of the work, that we did on searching through corporate reporting websistes of 508 big cap companies in North America and Europe:
Portion of HTML Annual Reports in different countries (by index in %)
For me this chart is the most astonishing result of our research! How is it possible in times of globalisation that the question “What is the most suitable way of online presentation for our Annual Reporting” may be answered in such a diverse ways? Whereas 67% of UK companies think HTML is the best way only 2,5% of french companies agree with this! And looking at the development it doesn’t look like this differences are about to narrow.
I would be very much interested in your ideas on this topic. Why do you think online corporate reporting shows such big regional differences, any suggestions?