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A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: The Use of Ethics-Related Terms in 10-K Reports


  • Tim Loughran


  • Bill McDonald
  • Hayong Yun


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  • Tim Loughran & Bill McDonald & Hayong Yun, 2009. "A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: The Use of Ethics-Related Terms in 10-K Reports," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 89(1), pages 39-49, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jbuset:v:89:y:2009:i:1:p:39-49
    DOI: 10.1007/s10551-008-9910-1

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    1. Daylian M. Cain & George Loewenstein & Don A. Moore, 2005. "The Dirt on Coming Clean: Perverse Effects of Disclosing Conflicts of Interest," The Journal of Legal Studies, University of Chicago Press, vol. 34(1), pages 1-25, January.
    2. Merton, Robert C, 1987. " A Simple Model of Capital Market Equilibrium with Incomplete Information," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 42(3), pages 483-510, July.
    3. Hong, Harrison & Kacperczyk, Marcin, 2009. "The price of sin: The effects of social norms on markets," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 93(1), pages 15-36, July.
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    1. Ronald J. Balvers & John F. Gaski & Bill McDonald, 2016. "Financial Disclosure and Customer Satisfaction: Do Companies Talking the Talk Actually Walk the Walk?," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 139(1), pages 29-45, November.
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    3. Michael S. McLeod & G. Tyge Payne & Robert E. Evert, 2016. "Organizational Ethics Research: A Systematic Review of Methods and Analytical Techniques," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 134(3), pages 429-443, March.
    4. Hoberg, Gerard & Lewis, Craig, 2017. "Do fraudulent firms produce abnormal disclosure?," Journal of Corporate Finance, Elsevier, vol. 43(C), pages 58-85.
    5. Russell Craig & Tony Mortensen & Shefali Iyer, 2013. "Exploring Top Management Language for Signals of Possible Deception: The Words of Satyam’s Chair Ramalinga Raju," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 113(2), pages 333-347, March.
    6. Kristin Smith-Crowe & Ann Tenbrunsel & Suzanne Chan-Serafin & Arthur Brief & Elizabeth Umphress & Joshua Joseph, 2015. "The Ethics “Fix”: When Formal Systems Make a Difference," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 131(4), pages 791-801, November.
    7. Belinda Crawford Camiciottoli, 2012. "Oral financial reporting: A rhetorical analysis of earnings calls," FINANCIAL REPORTING, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2012(4), pages 15-34.


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