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Corporate governance and the information environment: evidence from Chinese stock markets

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Published
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>12/2014
<mark>Journal</mark>International Review of Financial Analysis
Volume36
Number of pages14
Pages (from-to)106-119
Publication statusPublished
Early online date4/04/14
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This article explores the relationship between corporate governance and the information environment in Chinese stock markets. We construct a parsimonious governance measure for public firms using a 2003 through 2011 sample period. We use four indicators to proxy for the information environment: analyst following, analyst forecast accuracy, analyst forecast dispersion, and price timeliness. We find that better governed firms tend to be associated with larger analyst followings and more informative forecasts. We also find that better governed firms tend to improve on the timeliness of bad news relative to good news.