Risk Disclosure Patterns among Jordanian Companies: An Exploratory Study during Covid-19 Pandemic

Fawzi Ata Al-Sawalqa


This current exploratory study comes at a critical time to determine the risk disclosure pattern of Jordanian companies during Covid-19 pandemic in response to the request of JSC for Jordanian listed companies to prepare and send disclosure reports include the effect of Covid-19 pandemic on their activities in terms of material events, operational activities and the decisions of board of directors during the period of disclosure suspension extending from March 18, 2020 to May 5, 2020. Based on all the non-financial companies that listed in the first market, the results of the study indicated that the entire study sample (100%) did send the disclosure reports to JSC. In terms of the quality of disclosed risks, extraction process resulted in finding 20 risk items distributed over 5 categories. The results show that the average disclosure level is 65.6%, with the operational category ranked first and followed by investor relation category, financial category, strategic category and finally the market category. Results show that those sectors that were suspended completely during Covid-19 pandemic provided risk disclosures in all categories and vice versa. In addition to the several implications, the study offers many avenues for future study based on the risk disclosure model of the current study.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/afr.v9n3p69


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