The Impact of the Firm Characteristics in the Voluntary Disclosure of Intellectual Capital: Evidence from Iraqi Firms

Abstract

The research aims to test the impact of the firm characteristics in the level of voluntary disclosure on intellectual capital of Iraqi firms listed on the Iraq of Iraq stock exchange for the period 2013-2017. Identified six of the characteristics of both (firm size, firm age, type of industry, concentration of ownership, the firm's profitability, Financial Leverage). The research dealt with the method of content analysis of published annual financial reports. Using correlation and the equation of multiple and simple regression in analyzing the results. The results indicate that there is a significant relationship and effect of the firm's characteristics in the level of voluntary disclosure of intellectual capital