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The real effect of mandatory disclosure in Japanese firms

Hideaki Sakawa (), Naoki Watanabel, Akihiro Yamada and Geeta Duppati

Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 2020, vol. 60, issue C

Abstract: This study replicates the effects of mandatory segment disclosures on corporate real investment decisions in a Japanese setting. We focus on the mandatory segment disclosure changes implemented in Japan since 2011 and find that unlike the case with US firms, these disclosures have not affected the corporate investment decisions of large Japanese firms. Mandatory segment disclosures were introduced in Japan in 2011, coinciding with Great East Japan Earthquake, explaining the subsequent increase in investments. Therefore, we estimate that, based on the learning model, Japanese mandatory disclosures might be confounded by the revelatory price efficiency crowding-out effects that led to a decrease in the corporate investment of US firms.

Keywords: Corporate investment; Learning model; Mandatory disclosure (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.pacfin.2020.101298

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