|CV: Curriculum Vitae from Carlos Serrano Cinca, professor in Accounting and Finance at the University of Zaragoza (Spain)|
Serrano Cinca, C.; Rueda, M. and Portillo, P. (2009): "Factors influencing e-disclosure in local public administrations", Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 27 (2) April, 355-378.
This paper studies the determinants of voluntary Internet financial reporting (e-disclosure) by local public administrations. It presents hypotheses regarding the relationship between e-disclosure and city size, the issuing of municipal bonds, financial features, Internet visibility, the level of e-government and diverse political aspects. It also examines the influence of external factors, such as citizens' income level, their educational level and their socio-political commitment. The hypotheses were empirically tested, using a sample of 92 Spanish local public administrations. The data support the hypotheses, with different levels of robustness, and show that size, political will and citizens' income level all affect e-disclosure.
Local public administrations, Internet financial reporting, e-disclosure, e-government