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Financial Opacity and Firm Performance: The Readability of REIT Annual Reports

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  • Stephen Dempsey
  • David Harrison

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  • Michael Seiler

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  • Stephen Dempsey & David Harrison & Kimberly Luchtenberg & Michael Seiler, 2012. "Financial Opacity and Firm Performance: The Readability of REIT Annual Reports," The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Springer, vol. 45(2), pages 450-470, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jrefec:v:45:y:2012:i:2:p:450-470
    DOI: 10.1007/s11146-010-9263-2
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