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Financial Statement Comparability and the Informativeness of Stock Prices About Future Earnings

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Financial Statement Comparability and the Informativeness of Stock Prices About Future Earnings. / Choi, Jong-Hag ; Choi, Sun Hwa; Myers, Linda A.; Ziebart, David.

In: Contemporary Accounting Research, Vol. 36, No. 1, 17.07.2018, p. 389-417.

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Choi, J-H, Choi, SH, Myers, LA & Ziebart, D 2018, 'Financial Statement Comparability and the Informativeness of Stock Prices About Future Earnings', Contemporary Accounting Research, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 389-417. https://doi.org/10.1111/1911-3846.12442

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Choi, J-H., Choi, S. H., Myers, L. A., & Ziebart, D. (2018). Financial Statement Comparability and the Informativeness of Stock Prices About Future Earnings. Contemporary Accounting Research, 36(1), 389-417. https://doi.org/10.1111/1911-3846.12442

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Choi, Jong-Hag ; Choi, Sun Hwa ; Myers, Linda A. ; Ziebart, David. / Financial Statement Comparability and the Informativeness of Stock Prices About Future Earnings. In: Contemporary Accounting Research. 2018 ; Vol. 36, No. 1. pp. 389-417.

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