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Determinants of the Extent of Forward Looking Information: Evidence from UK before Financial Crisis

Abed, Suzan and Al-Najjar, Basil (2016) Determinants of the Extent of Forward Looking Information: Evidence from UK before Financial Crisis. Corporate Ownership and Control, 13 (3). pp. 17-32. ISSN 1727-9232

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Abstract

The study aims to propose a multi-theoretical framework based on information asymmetry and institutional theories by focusing on the OFR regulation changing period from 2004-2006. We carry out an empirical investigation to detect the extent of forward-looking information for a sample of 690 UK non-financial firm-year observations which are drawn from the top 500 UK. We show that the extent of voluntary disclosure of Forward Looking (FL) information is positively and significantly associated with growth opportunities, leadership, audit committee, competition rate, corporate size, and cross-listing. However, the extent of FL information is negatively and significantly associated with blockholders. This paper applies a multi-theoretical lens based on information asymmetry and institutional theories are employed in order to identify potential new determinants of voluntary disclosure in regards to forward-looking information in the UK context.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Forward-Looking Information, Leadership, Computerised Content Analysis, QSR Nvivo 8, Institutional Theory, Information Asymmetry
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Schools: Huddersfield Business School
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Depositing User: Basil Al-Najjar
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2017 08:57
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2017 08:57
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/32771

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