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Isolating the effect of disclosure on information risk

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  • Tang, Vicki Wei
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    This study examines companies with two classes of shares that entitle their holders to identical cash flow and voting rights but that are available to mutually exclusive sets of investors: A shares to domestic investors and B shares to foreign investors. Price differences between A and B shares are higher in firms with a greater disparity in the disclosures that they make to domestic and foreign investors. This association is more pronounced when the cost (benefit) of information transfer is higher (lower). The results suggest that disclosure disparity creates meaningful differences in investors' average information precision across A and B shares and thus influences the cross-sectional variation in price differences.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Accounting and Economics.

    Volume (Year): 52 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 (June)
    Pages: 81-99

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jaecon:v:52:y:2011:i:1:p:81-99

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    Keywords: Disclosure Information risk Information cost Language Protection of property rights China;

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    1. Douglas J. Skinner, 2011. "Accounting Research in the Japanese Setting," The Japanese Accounting Review, Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration, Kobe University, vol. 1, pages 135-140, December.

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