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Financial Reporting Frequency and Corporate Innovation

Fu, R., Kraft, A. ORCID: 0000-0003-1641-1982, Tian, X., Zhang, H. and Zuo, L. (2020). Financial Reporting Frequency and Corporate Innovation. The Journal of Law and Economics,

Abstract

We examine how the regulation of financial reporting frequency affects corporate innovation. We use a difference-in-differences approach based on a sample of treatment firms that experience a change in their reporting frequency and matched industry peers and control firms whose reporting frequency remains unchanged. We find that higher reporting frequency significantly reduces treatment firms’ innovation output, but find no evidence that the net externality effect on industry peers is statistically significant. Together, our results are consistent with the hypothesis that frequent reporting induces managerial myopia and impedes corporate innovation.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: ©2020, Journal of Law and Economics.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
J Political Science > JC Political theory
K Law
Departments: Cass Business School > Finance
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/23498
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