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Corporate Governance Codes and the Supply of Corporate Information in the UK


  • Lynsey Sheridan

    (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh)

  • Edward Jones
  • Claire Marston

    (Heriot-Watt University)


There have been a number of changes in United Kingdom corporate governance regulation since the financial scandals of the late 1980s and early 1990s. These developments, commencing with the publication of the Cadbury Report in 1992, address "the frequency, clarity and form in which information should be provided" (Cadbury Report, 1992, p. 60). This paper examines the increased flow of corporate news announcements by UK listed companies following the introduction of corporate governance codes. Our results indicate that the introduction of the Cadbury, Greenbury and Hampel reports was accompanied by a significant increase in the number of news announcements. Copyright (c) 2006 The Authors; Journal compilation (c) 2006 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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  • Lynsey Sheridan & Edward Jones & Claire Marston, 2006. "Corporate Governance Codes and the Supply of Corporate Information in the UK," Corporate Governance: An International Review, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 14(5), pages 497-503, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:corgov:v:14:y:2006:i:5:p:497-503

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    1. Pieter-Jan Bezemer & Gregory F. Maassen & Frans A. J. Van den Bosch & Henk W. Volberda, 2007. "Investigating the Development of the Internal and External Service Tasks of Non-executive Directors: the case of the Netherlands (1997-2005)," Corporate Governance: An International Review, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 15(6), pages 1119-1129, November.
    2. Andrea Graf & Markus Stiglbauer, 2008. "Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex: Eine Analyse der Qualitätssicherungs und erweiterten Kommunikationsfunktion," Metrika: International Journal for Theoretical and Applied Statistics, Springer, vol. 18(3), pages 279-300, February.
    3. Bahram Soltani & Christian Maupetit, 2015. "Importance of core values of ethics, integrity and accountability in the European corporate governance codes," Journal of Management & Governance, Springer;Accademia Italiana di Economia Aziendale (AIDEA), vol. 19(2), pages 259-284, May.

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