Disclosure Behavior of European Firms around the Adoption of by Michael H. R. Erkens

By Michael H. R. Erkens

Michael Erkens analyzes the determinants and effects of knowledge disclosure. He offers an empirical research of company hazard administration disclosures of approximately four hundred organisations from 20 eu nations. the consequences convey that nations’ institutional settings and cultural values are primary components why businesses expose details on their danger administration practices. In one other learn, the writer analyzes the industrial effects linked to the e-book of an annual document in English through ecu organizations from non-English conversing international locations. He reveals that the discharge of English annual reviews draws extra analysts and overseas traders to the enterprise, and reduces info asymmetries among insiders and outsiders of the firm.

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Eight countries (Germany, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Denmark, Greece, Switzerland and France) account for nearly 84% of the observations. Those eight countries have relatively well-developed capital markets, a useful factor in computation of information asymmetry measures; yet across and within these markets, firms are likely to differ substantially in terms of transparency and liquidity. Firms also differ in terms of dominant local language, with 12 different languages used in the sample countries.

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With regard to the second concern, all standard errors are clusterd by time and firm. , some change is expected to affect treatment for one group more than another, but the two groups should not otherwise differ. 3 Methodology, Variable Description and Sample 23 the change must not be a reaction to behavior) and unlikely to encourage people to “play the system” and change their behavior in unpredictable ways. In other words, the choice of a matching sample is a critical step in our methodology.

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