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The characteristics of firms subject to adverse rulings by the Financial Reporting Review Panel

Peasnell, K. V., Pope, Peter and Young, S. (2001) The characteristics of firms subject to adverse rulings by the Financial Reporting Review Panel. Accounting and Business Research, 31 (4). pp. 291-311. ISSN 0001-4788

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Identification Number: 10.1080/00014788.2001.9729621


This study presents evidence on the characteristics of firms judged by the Financial Reporting Review Panel (FRRP) as having published defective financial statements. Relative to a pairwise-matched control sample, FRRP firms are associated with weak performance in the defect year. In contrast, their performance in the post-defect period is indistinguishable from that of the control sample, suggesting that rather than being perennial underachieves, FRRP firms are average performers suffering temporary performance difficulties. FRRP firms are also less likely to have a Big Five auditor. Weaker evidence is also presented that FRRP firms are less likely to have an audit committee and a high proportion of outside directors. In contrast, their remaining governance characteristics are largely indistinguishable from those of the control sample. Moreover, there is no evidence that public censure by the FRRP leads to a higher incidence of executive turnover in subsequent years.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2001 The Authors
Divisions: Accounting
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
JEL classification: M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M0 - General
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2013 13:31
Last Modified: 15 May 2024 23:57

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