Are Unmanaged Earnings Always Better for Shareholders?
AbstractThe push for increased transparency in financial reporting and corporate governance serves shareholders only up to a limit. The problem of assessing the value of transparency to shareholders is subtle because both the level and pattern of earnings can convey information. Even when earnings management conceals information, it can be beneficial to shareholders. Distinguishing between ex ante and ex post efficiency underscores the advantages of achieving a balance between transparency and privacy in corporations.
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Date of creation: 01 Nov 2002
Date of revision: 01 Feb 2003
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