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

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  • Mercer, Molly

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  • Barton, Jan & Mercer, Molly, 2005. "To blame or not to blame: Analysts' reactions to external explanations for poor financial performance," Journal of Accounting and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 39(3), pages 509-533, September.
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