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To blame or not to blame: Analysts' reactions to external explanations for poor financial performance

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  • Barton, Jan
  • Mercer, Molly
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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Accounting and Economics.

    Volume (Year): 39 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 3 (September)
    Pages: 509-533

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jaecon:v:39:y:2005:i:3:p:509-533

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    1. Cianci, Anna M. & Kaplan, Steven E., 2010. "The effect of CEO reputation and explanations for poor performance on investors' judgments about the company's future performance and management," Accounting, Organizations and Society, Elsevier, vol. 35(4), pages 478-495, May.
    2. Chen, Wei & Tan, Hun-Tong, 2013. "Judgment effects of familiarity with an analyst’s name," Accounting, Organizations and Society, Elsevier, vol. 38(3), pages 214-227.
    3. AERTS, Walter & TARCA, Ann, 2008. "The effect of institutional setting on attributional content in management commentary reports," Working Papers 2008010, University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Economics.
    4. Hooghiemstra, Reggy, 2010. "Letters to the shareholders: A content analysis comparison of letters written by CEOs in the United States and Japan," The International Journal of Accounting, Elsevier, vol. 45(3), pages 275-300, September.

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