Robert M. Bushman

University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School

Professor

McColl Building

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490

United States

http://public.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/faculty/bushmanr/

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Scholarly Papers (30)

Financial Accounting Information and Corporate Governance

JAE Rochester Conference April 2000
Number of pages: 115 Posted: 28 Apr 2002
Robert M. Bushman and Abbie J. Smith
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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Corporate governance; Financial accounting; Incentive contracts

Financial Accounting Information and Corporate Governance

Journal of Accounting & Economics, Vol. 32, Nos. 1-3, December 2001
Posted: 25 Oct 2001
Robert M. Bushman and Abbie J. Smith
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

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Corporate governance; Financial accounting; Incentive contracts

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Transparency, Financial Accounting Information, and Corporate Governance

Economic Policy Review, Vol. 9, No. 1, April 2003
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 07 Sep 2005
Robert M. Bushman and Abbie J. Smith
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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financial accounting, corporate governance, transparency

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What Determines Corporate Transparency?

Journal of Accounting Research 2004 , 42 (2)
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 30 Aug 2003 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2017
Robert M. Bushman, Joseph D. Piotroski and Abbie J. Smith
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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corporate transparency, international accounting, corporate governance, disclosure, law, political economy

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Financial Accounting Information, Organizational Complexity and Corporate Governance Systems

Journal of Accounting and Economics 37 (2004), 167-201
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 13 Oct 2000 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2017
Robert M. Bushman, Qi Chen, Ellen Engel and Abbie J. Smith
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, University of Illinois at Chicago - College of Business Administration and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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Corporate governance, corporate transparency, earnings timeliness, organizational complexity, diversification

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Investment Cash Flow Sensitivities Really Reflect Related Investment Decisions

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 11 Nov 2005 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2012
Robert M. Bushman, Abbie J. Smith and Frank Zhang
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Yale School of Management
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Accruals, Cash flows, growth, investment-cash flow sensitivity

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Financial Reporting Incentives for Conservative Accounting: The Influence of Legal and Political Institutions

Journal of Accounting and Economics Vol. 42 (October 2006), pp. 107-48.
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 19 Jan 2005 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2017
Robert M. Bushman and Joseph D. Piotroski
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Financial reporting, political and legal institutions, conservatism, incentives

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The Pros and Cons of Regulating Corporate Reporting: A Critical Review of the Arguments

Accounting and Business Research Vol. 40 Number 3, 2010
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 25 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2017
Robert M. Bushman and Wayne R. Landsman
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
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Regulation

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An Analysis of the Relation between the Stewardship and Valuation Roles of Earnings

Journal of Accounting Research Volume 44 Number 1 March 2006, pp. 53-83
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 24 May 2000 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2017
Robert M. Bushman, Ellen Engel and Abbie J. Smith
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of Illinois at Chicago - College of Business Administration and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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An Empirical Investigation of Trends in the Absolute and Relative Use of Earnings in Determining Cash Compensation of CEOS

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 07 Oct 1998
Robert M. Bushman, Ellen Engel, Jennifer Milliron and Abbie J. Smith
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of Illinois at Chicago - College of Business Administration, Chicago Partners, LLC and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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Accounting Discretion, Loan Loss Provisioning and Discipline of Banks' Risk-Taking

Journal of Accounting & Economics (JAE), Vol. 54, Issue 1, pp. 1-18, August 2012
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 11 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2013
Robert M. Bushman and Christopher D. Williams
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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Smoothing, Timeliness, Accounting Quality, Loan Loss Provisions, Discretion, Risk, Banks

Bank Competition: Measurement, Decision-Making, and Risk-Taking

Journal of Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 30 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 05 Jan 2016
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Kenan-Flagler Business School and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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banking, competition, stability, financial statement analysis, regulation, contracting, timely loss recognition

Bank Competition: Measurement, Decision-Making, and Risk-Taking

Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 54, No. 3, 2016
Posted: 22 Oct 2016
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Kenan-Flagler Business School and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business

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banking, competition, stability, financial statement analysis, regulation, contracting, timely loss recognition

The Debt Contracting Value of Accounting Information and Loan Syndicate Structure

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 05 Sep 2006
Ryan T. Ball, Robert M. Bushman and Florin P. Vasvari
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and London Business School
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Syndicate Structure, Performance Pricing, Performance Measures, Debt Contracting, Syndicated Loans, Earnings Quality

The Debt Contracting Value of Accounting Information and Loan Syndicate Structure

Journal of Accounting Research, May 2008
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 14 May 2008
Ryan T. Ball, Robert M. Bushman and Florin P. Vasvari
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and London Business School
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Syndicate Structure, Performance Pricing, Performance Measures, Debt Contracting, Syndicated Loans, Earnings Quality

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Insider Trading Restrictions and Analysts' Incentives to Follow Firms

Journal of Finance, Volume 60, February 2005
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 18 Feb 2003 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2017
Robert M. Bushman, Joseph D. Piotroski and Abbie J. Smith
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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insider trading, analyst following, enforcement of laws

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The Changing Landscape of Accrual Accounting

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 06 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2015
Robert M. Bushman, Alina Lerman and Frank Zhang
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of Connecticut - Department of Accounting and Yale School of Management
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accrual accounting, accruals, cash flows, earnings management, accrual quality

The Changing Landscape of Accrual Accounting

Journal of Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 30 Nov 2015
Robert M. Bushman, Alina Lerman and Frank Zhang
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of Connecticut - Department of Accounting and Yale School of Management
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accrual accounting, accruals, cash flows, earnings management, accrual quality

The Changing Landscape of Accrual Accounting

Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 54, No. 1, 2016
Posted: 19 Jun 2016
Robert M. Bushman, Alina Lerman and Frank Zhang
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of Connecticut - Department of Accounting and Yale School of Management

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accrual accounting;accruals;cash flows;earnings management;accrual quality

The Informational Role of the Media in Private Lending

Journal of Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 05 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2016
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of Southern California
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media, relationship lending, syndicate structure, lead arranger, sentiment

The Informational Role of the Media in Private Lending

Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 55, No. 1, March 2017
Posted: 25 Jul 2017
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of Southern California

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Media; Relationship Lending; Syndicate Structure; Lead Arranger; Sentiment

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Bank CEO Materialism: Risk Controls, Culture and Tail Risk

Forthcoming, Journal of Accounting and Economics
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 17 May 2016 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2017
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University - Department of Accounting and Information Systems, Harvard Business School and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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Corporate Culture, Banks, Risk Management,Tail Risk

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Transparency, Accounting Discretion and Bank Stability

Economic Policy Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 30 Jun 2015
Robert M. Bushman
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
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Banking; Accounting discretion; Bank transparency; Bank risk

Transparency, Accounting Discretion, and Bank Stability

Economic Policy Review, Issue Aug, pp. 129-149, 2016
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 23 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 16 Dec 2017
Robert M. Bushman
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
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transparency, banks, accounting discretion, delayed expected loss recognition, DELR, regulatory forbearance

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Price Discovery and Dissemination of Private Information by Loan Syndicate Participants

Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 48 No. 5 December 2010
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 22 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2017
Robert M. Bushman, Abbie J. Smith and Regina Wittenberg Moerman
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and University of Southern California
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price discovery, syndicated loan market, private information in the loan market, institutional investors, earnings announcements, secondary loan market

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Does Secondary Loan Market Trading Destroy Lenders’ Incentives?

Chicago Booth Research Paper No. 09-45
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 03 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2012
Robert M. Bushman and Regina Wittenberg Moerman
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and University of Southern California
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syndicated loan market, secondary loan market, loan trading, lenders' incentives, originate-to-distribute model of bank credit, reputation of the lead arranger of syndication

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Thoughts on Financial Accounting and the Banking Industry

Journal of Accounting and Economics 2014, 58, 384-395
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 16 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 16 May 2016
Robert M. Bushman
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
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Banking; Accounting discretion; Bank transparency; Bank risk

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The Role of Bank Reputation in 'Certifying' Future Performance Implications of Borrowers' Accounting Numbers

Journal of Accounting Research, 2012, Volume 50, Issue 4, 883-930.
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 03 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 16 May 2016
Robert M. Bushman and Regina Wittenberg Moerman
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and University of Southern California
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bank reputation, earnings quality, earnings persistence, syndicated loan market, debt contracting, bank certification, arranger of syndication

Private Pre-Decision Information, Performance Measure Congruity and the Value of Delegation

Contemporary Accounting Research , Vol. 17 Winter 2000 pp. 561-587
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 12 Sep 2000 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2017
Robert M. Bushman, Raffi Indjejikian and Mark Penno
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Accounting and University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business
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Private pre-decision information, Performance measure congruity, Delegation

Private Pre-Decision Information, Performance Measure Congruity and the Value of Delegation

Contemporary Accounting Research , Vol. 17 Winter 2000 pp. 561-587
Posted: 12 Sep 2000 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2017
Robert M. Bushman, Raffi Indjejikian and Mark Penno
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Accounting and University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business

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Delayed Expected Loss Recognition and the Risk Profile of Banks

Journal of Accounting Research, Volume 53, Issue 3, 511–553, June 2015.
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 02 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2017
Robert M. Bushman and Christopher D. Williams
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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Bank, Transparency, Loan Loss Provisions, Delayed Loss Recognition, Risk, Systemic Risk

Delayed Expected Loss Recognition and the Risk Profile of Banks

Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 53, No. 3, 2015
Posted: 22 May 2015
Robert M. Bushman and Christopher D. Williams
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business

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bank, transparency, loan loss provisions, delayed loss recognition, risk, systemic risk

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Risk and CEO Turnover

Journal of Financial Economics Volume 96, Issue 3, June 2010, Pages 381-398
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 07 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2017
Robert M. Bushman, Zhonglan Dai and Xue Wang
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of Texas at Dallas - School of Management and Ohio State University - Fisher College of Business
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CEO turnover, Idiosyncratic risk, systematic risk

Capital Allocation and Timely Accounting Recognition of Economic Losses

Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting, Vol. 38, Nos. 1 & 2, 2011
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 04 Jan 2011
Robert M. Bushman, Joseph D. Piotroski and Abbie J. Smith
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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Investment, accounting, governance, timely loss recognition

Capital Allocation and Timely Accounting Recognition of Economic Losses

Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Vol. 38, Nos. 1-2, pp. 1-33, 2011
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 16 Mar 2011
Robert M. Bushman, Joseph D. Piotroski and Abbie J. Smith
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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investment, accounting, governance, timely loss recognition

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Informativeness and Timeliness of 10-K Text Similarity for Predicting Tail-Risk Comovement

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 12 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 13 Jun 2017
Robert M. Bushman, Jason V. Chen and Christopher D. Williams
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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Textual analysis, Banking, risk, text similarity, boilerplate disclosure

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Management Team Incentive Dispersion and Firm Performance

Accounting Review, January 2016, Vol. 91, No. 1, 21-45
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 15 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 16 May 2016
Robert M. Bushman, Zhonglan Dai and Weining Zhang
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of Texas at Dallas - School of Management and Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
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team incentive dispersion; firm performance; PPS; cooperation

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Can Implied Volatility Comovements Capture More Than Volatility Risk? Evidence from Insider Trades and Aggregate Equity Returns

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 08 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 23 May 2019
Robert M. Bushman, Vivek Raval and Sean Wang
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Accounting and Southern Methodist University
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Accounting Earnings, Corporate Profits, Insider Trading, Macro Forecasting, Macroeconomics, Option Prices, Volatility

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The Influence of Loan Officers on Loan Contract Design and Performance

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 09 Aug 2019
Robert M. Bushman, Janet Gao, Xiumin Martin and Joseph Pacelli
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, Indiana University - Kelley School of Business, Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin School of Business and Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Accounting
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loan officers, banking, comparables pricing, syndicated loans

Earnings Announcements and Market Depth

Posted: 07 Jul 1998
Robert M. Bushman, Sunil Dutta, John S. Hughes and Raffi Indjejikian
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business, University of California at Los Angeles and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Accounting

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Earnings Announcements and Market Depth

CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTING RESEARCH, Vol 14, No 1, Spring 1997
Posted: 11 Sep 1996
Robert M. Bushman and Sunil Dutta
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business

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