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Earnings quality research: Advances, challenges and future research

  • DeFond, Mark L.
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    This discussion makes several observations regarding the earnings quality research reviewed in Dechow, Ge and Schrand (2010) (DGS). I discuss some of the factors that led to the large growth in the earnings quality literature over the past two decades, and note a few of the important contributions from this literature. I also present what I view as several major challenges the literature faces as well as some avenues for future research. In addition, I discuss the difficulties in evaluating such a diverse body of literature, and comment on DGS's major conclusions.

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    Volume (Year): 50 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2-3 (December)
    Pages: 402-409

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