Patricia Dechow

USC Marshall School of Business

Los Angeles, CA 90089-0441

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

40

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Scholarly Papers (40)

1.

Predicting Material Accounting Misstatements

Contemporary Accounting Research, Forthcoming, AAA 2008 Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) Paper
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 30 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 24 May 2010
Patricia Dechow, Weili Ge, Chad R. Larson and Richard G. Sloan
USC Marshall School of Business, University of Washington - Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Houston - Department of Accountancy & Taxation and University of Southern California - Leventhal School of Accounting
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earnings quality, accounting misstatement, fraud prediction, accrual quality, F-Score

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Earnings Management: Reconciling the Views of Accounting Academics, Practitioners, and Regulators

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 08 May 2000
Patricia Dechow and Douglas J. Skinner
USC Marshall School of Business and The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 8,764 (551)
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The Quality of Accruals and Earnings: The Role of Accrual Estimation Errors

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Jul 2001
Ilia D. Dichev and Patricia Dechow
Emory University - Department of Accounting and USC Marshall School of Business
Downloads 7,949 (662)
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Quality; Accruals; Earnings; Persistence; Estimation; Errors

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Understanding Earnings Quality: A Review of the Proxies, Their Determinants and Their Consequences

Number of pages: 164 Posted: 10 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 25 Nov 2011
Patricia Dechow, Weili Ge and Catherine M. Schrand
USC Marshall School of Business, University of Washington - Michael G. Foster School of Business and University of Pennsylvania - Accounting Department
Downloads 6,764 (877)
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earnings quality, accruals, earnings persistence, earnings response coefficient

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The Accrual Anomaly

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 28 Mar 2011
Patricia Dechow, Natalya V. Khimich and Richard G. Sloan
USC Marshall School of Business, Drexel University and University of Southern California - Leventhal School of Accounting
Downloads 5,719 (1,181)
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Accrual, Anomaly, Earnings, Stock Prices

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Detecting Earnings Management: A New Approach

Number of pages: 69 Posted: 07 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2011
USC Marshall School of Business, Boston College - Carroll School of Management, San Francisco State University - College of Business and University of Southern California - Leventhal School of Accounting
Downloads 4,732 (1,630)
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Earnings Management, Accruals

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Short Interests, Fundamental Analysis, and Stock Returns

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 24 Jul 1999
USC Marshall School of Business, Boston College - Carroll School of Management, Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and University of Southern California - Leventhal School of Accounting
Downloads 4,240 (1,975)
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Implied Equity Duration: A New Measure of Equity Security Risk

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 13 Jun 2004
Patricia Dechow, Richard G. Sloan and Mark T. Soliman
USC Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California - Leventhal School of Accounting and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
Downloads 1,705 (9,171)
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Duration, risk, factors, premium, valuation, returns

Implied Equity Duration: A New Measure of Equity Security Risk

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 03 Jul 2001
Patricia Dechow, Richard G. Sloan and Mark T. Soliman
USC Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California - Leventhal School of Accounting and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
Downloads 1,223 (15,544)
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Duration, risk, factors, premium, valuation, returns

Implied Equity Duration: A New Measure of Equity Security Risk

Review of Accounting Studies, Vol. 9, No. 2-3, pp. 197-228, June-September 2004
Posted: 13 Jun 2004
Mark T. Soliman, Patricia Dechow and Richard G. Sloan
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business, USC Marshall School of Business and University of Southern California - Leventhal School of Accounting

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Duration, asset pricing, risk, financial statement analysis

Fair Value Accounting and Gains from Asset Securitizations: A Convenient Earnings Management Tool with Compensation Side-Benefits

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 17 Sep 2004 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2009
Patricia Dechow, Linda A. Myers and Catherine Shakespeare
USC Marshall School of Business, University of Tennessee, Haslam College of Business, Accounting and Information Management and University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Downloads 2,826 (3,910)
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securitizations, earnings management, fair value, financial expert, outside directors, reliability, gain

Fair Value Accounting and Gains from Asset Securitizations: A Convenient Earnings Management Tool with Compensation Side-Benefits

Journal of Accounting & Economics (JAE), 2009
Posted: 05 Nov 2009
Patricia Dechow, Linda A. Myers and Catherine Shakespeare
USC Marshall School of Business, University of Tennessee, Haslam College of Business, Accounting and Information Management and University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business

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securitizations, fair value, earnings management, financial expertise, outside directors, gains, asset derecognition

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Stock Prices and Earnings: A History of Research

Annual Review of Financial Economics, Vol. 6: 343 -363 (Volume publication date December 2014).
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 30 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 26 Feb 2015
Patricia Dechow, Richard G. Sloan and Jenny Zha Giedt
USC Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California - Leventhal School of Accounting and George Washington University - School of Business
Downloads 2,694 (4,322)
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earnings, stock prices, accruals, conservatism, fair value, anomalies

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The Persistence and Pricing of the Cash Component of Earnings

20th Australasian Finance & Banking Conference 2007 Paper
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 03 Jan 2005
Patricia Dechow, Scott A. Richardson and Richard G. Sloan
USC Marshall School of Business, AQR Capital Management, LLC and University of Southern California - Leventhal School of Accounting
Downloads 2,646 (4,452)
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Accruals, free cash flow, capital markets, earnings persistence

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The Relation between Analysts' Forecasts of Long-Term Earnings Growth and Stock Price Performance Following Equity Offerings

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 02 Jul 1999
Patricia Dechow, Amy P. Hutton and Richard G. Sloan
USC Marshall School of Business, Boston College - Carroll School of Management and University of Southern California - Leventhal School of Accounting
Downloads 2,241 (5,889)
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The Persistence of Earnings and Cash Flows and the Role of Special Items: Implications for the Accrual Anomaly

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 04 May 2005
Patricia Dechow and Weili Ge
USC Marshall School of Business and University of Washington - Michael G. Foster School of Business
Downloads 2,121 (6,318)
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Earnings, cash flows, special items, accruals, anomaly, future returns

The Persistence of Earnings and Cash Flows and the Role of Special Items: Implications for the Accrual Anomaly

Review of Accounting Studies, June/September 2006
Posted: 16 Sep 2006
Patricia Dechow and Weili Ge
USC Marshall School of Business and University of Washington - Michael G. Foster School of Business

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accrual anomaly, earnings persistence, cash flows, special items, investor recognition

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Are Benchmark Beaters Doing Anything Wrong?

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 24 Apr 2000
Patricia Dechow, Scott A. Richardson and A. Irem Tuna
USC Marshall School of Business, AQR Capital Management, LLC and London Business School
Downloads 2,007 (7,101)
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Earnings management, accruals, benchmark

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Maintaining a Reputation for Consistently Beating Earnings Expectations and the Slippery Slope to Earnings Manipulation

Contemporary Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 19 May 2015 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2018
Jenny Chu, Patricia Dechow, Kai Wai Hui and Annika Yu Wang
University of Cambridge - Judge Business School, USC Marshall School of Business, The University of Hong Kong (HKU) - Department of Accounting and University of Houston - Bauer College of Business
Downloads 1,713 (9,280)
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earnings manipulation; consecutively beating earnings expectations; market pressure; CEO overconfidence; CEO power; reputation; reference-dependent preferences; analysts’ forecasts and recommendation; institutional investors; overvaluation

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SEC Comment Letters and Insider Sales

Accounting Review Vol. 91. No. 2, 2016
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 07 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2016
Patricia Dechow, Alastair Lawrence and James Ryans
USC Marshall School of Business, London Business School and London Business School
Downloads 948 (23,225)
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SEC comment letters, insider trading, revenue recognition, investor inattention, financial disclosure, EDGAR downloads, short sellers.

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Do Managers Time Securitization Transactions to Obtain Accounting Benefits?

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 08 Sep 2006
Patricia Dechow and Catherine Shakespeare
USC Marshall School of Business and University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Downloads 713 (34,573)
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securitizations, window-dressing, timing, SFAS 125, SFAS 140

The Use of Financial Ratio Models to Help Investors Predict and Interpret Significant Corporate Events

Number of pages: 75 Posted: 04 Oct 2013
B. Korcan Ak, Patricia Dechow, Estelle Sun and Annika Yu Wang
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business, USC Marshall School of Business, Boston University - Questrom School of Business and University of Houston - Bauer College of Business
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The Use of Financial Ratio Models to Help Investors Predict and Interpret Significant Corporate Events

Australian Journal of Management, Vol. 38, No. 3, 2013
Posted: 11 Dec 2013
B. Korcan Ak, Patricia Dechow, Estelle Sun and Annika Yu Wang
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business, USC Marshall School of Business, Boston University - Questrom School of Business and University of Houston - Bauer College of Business

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Bankruptcy, distress, restructuring charges, goodwill impairment, IPOs, SEOs, accounting misstatements, fraud, financial ratio models

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Is It a Home Run? Measuring Relative Citation Rates in Accounting Research

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 26 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 10 May 2019
Patricia Dechow, Richard G. Sloan and Jean Zeng
USC Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California - Leventhal School of Accounting and University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
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accounting research, research impact, citation metrics

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Analysts’ Motives for Rounding EPS Forecasts

Accounting Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 12 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2012
Patricia Dechow and Haifeng You
USC Marshall School of Business and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Department of Accounting
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Understanding the Determinants of Analyst Target Price Forecasts

Number of pages: 63 Posted: 23 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2018
Patricia Dechow and Haifeng You
USC Marshall School of Business and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Department of Accounting
Downloads 494 (56,001)
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target price forecasts, financial analysts, forecast errors, market efficiency

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How Do Accounting Practices Spread? An Examination of Law Firm Networks and Stock Option Backdating

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 10 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2018
Patricia Dechow and Samuel T. Tan
USC Marshall School of Business and Singapore Management University
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accounting practices, stock options, backdating, law firms, directors, geographic location, network analysis

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The 'Rationality' of the Long Distance Runner: Prospect Theory and the Marathon

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Oct 2013
Eric J. Allen and Patricia Dechow
University of Southern California - Leventhal School of Accounting and USC Marshall School of Business
Downloads 303 (99,060)
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marathon, prospect theory, loss aversion, reference points, gender differences

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Determinants of Errors in Analysts’ Target Price Implied Returns

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 08 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2017
Patricia Dechow and Haifeng You
USC Marshall School of Business and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Department of Accounting
Downloads 289 (104,337)
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target price forecasts, risk, growth, forecast errors, stock volatility, predictable bias, financial analysts, incentives, implied return, future return, market efficiency

Do Investors Use the Olympics as a Category for Investment and Should They?

Number of pages: 69 Posted: 24 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2016
Patricia Dechow, Alastair Lawrence and Mei Luo
USC Marshall School of Business, London Business School and Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management
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Olympics, Olympic stocks, valuation, fundamentals, comovement, bubbles, investor sentiment, common factor.

Do Investors Use the Olympics as a Category for Investment and Should They?

27th Annual Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting Paper
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 02 Jul 2016
Patricia Dechow, Alastair Lawrence and Mei Luo
USC Marshall School of Business, London Business School and Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management
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Olympics, Olympic Stocks, Valuation, Fundamentals, Comovement, Bubbles, Investor Sentiment, Common Factor

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Discretion Lost? Accrual Heterogeneity and Implications for Accrual Quality Inferences

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 02 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2019
Patricia Dechow, Chad R. Larson and Robert J. Resutek
USC Marshall School of Business, University of Houston - Department of Accountancy & Taxation and University of Georgia - J.M. Tull School of Accounting
Downloads 178 (167,832)

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earnings quality, accruals, consistency, persistence, aggregation, disaggregation

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Olympic Euphoria and Social Media: An Analysis of Firms Involved in the Olympics

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 06 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 24 Jun 2016
Patricia Dechow, Alastair Lawrence and Mei Luo
USC Marshall School of Business, London Business School and Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management
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Olympics, Olympic euphoria, social media, valuation, fundamentals, overreaction, earnings announcements, China

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Reference-Dependent Preferences: Evidence from Marathon Runners

NBER Working Paper No. w20343
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 04 Aug 2014
Eric J. Allen, Patricia Dechow, Devin G. Pope and George Wu
University of Southern California - Leventhal School of Accounting, USC Marshall School of Business, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 25 (496,069)
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Maintaining a Reputation for Consistently Beating Earnings Expectations and 
the Slippery Slope to Earnings Manipulation

Contemporary Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Posted: 21 May 2019
Jenny Chu, Patricia Dechow, Kai Wai Hui and Annika Yu Wang
University of Cambridge - Judge Business School, USC Marshall School of Business, The University of Hong Kong (HKU) - Department of Accounting and University of Houston - Bauer College of Business

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earnings manipulation, consecutively beating earnings expectations, market pressure, CEO overconfidence, CEO power, reputation, goals, reference-dependent preferences, analysts’ forecasts and recommendations, institutional investors, overvaluation

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Stock Prices and Earnings: A History of Research

Annual Review of Financial Economics, Vol. 6, pp. 343-363, 2014
Posted: 25 Nov 2014
Patricia Dechow, Richard G. Sloan and Jenny Zha Giedt
USC Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California - Leventhal School of Accounting and George Washington University - School of Business

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The Effect of Restructuring Charges on Executives' Cash Compensation

Accounting Review, Vol. 69, No. 1 (January 1994), pp. 138-156, University of Alberta School of Business Research Paper No. 2013-212
Posted: 26 May 2013 Last Revised: 30 May 2013
Patricia Dechow, Mark R. Huson and Richard G. Sloan
USC Marshall School of Business, University of Alberta - Department of Finance and Statistical Analysis and University of Southern California - Leventhal School of Accounting

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Compensation committee, Executive compensation, Restructuring charge

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The Relation between Earnings and Cash Flows

Journal of Accounting & Economics, Vol. 25, 1998
Posted: 06 Sep 2006
Patricia Dechow, S.P. Kothari and Ross L. Watts
USC Marshall School of Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

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Accruals, cash flows, earnings, correlations

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Why are Earnings Kinky? An Examination of the Earnings Management Explanation

Review of Accounting Studies, Vol. 8, pp. 355-384, June-September 2003
Posted: 22 Sep 2003
Patricia Dechow, Scott A. Richardson and A. Irem Tuna
USC Marshall School of Business, AQR Capital Management, LLC and London Business School

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accruals, earnings distribution, discretionary accruals, earnings management

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Detecting Earnings Management

Posted: 26 Aug 1999
Patricia Dechow, Richard G. Sloan and Amy P. Hutton
USC Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California - Leventhal School of Accounting and Boston College - Carroll School of Management

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Causes and Consequences of Aggressive Financial Reporting Policies

Posted: 28 Jul 1999
Patricia Dechow, Richard G. Sloan and Amy P. Hutton
USC Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California - Leventhal School of Accounting and Boston College - Carroll School of Management

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Causes and Consequences of Earnings Manipulation: An Analysis of Firms Subject to Enforcement Actions by the Sec

CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTING RESEARCH, Vol 13, No 2, Spring 1996
Posted: 28 Jun 1998
Patricia Dechow, Richard G. Sloan and Amy P. Hutton
USC Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California - Leventhal School of Accounting and Boston College - Carroll School of Management

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Implications of Nondiscretionary Accruals for Earnings Management and Market-Based Research

Posted: 04 Aug 1997
Patricia Dechow, Jowell S. Sabino and Richard G. Sloan
USC Marshall School of Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and University of Southern California - Leventhal School of Accounting

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Returns to Contrarian Investment: Tests of the Naive Expectations Hypotheses

Posted: 06 Jul 1995
Patricia Dechow and Richard G. Sloan
USC Marshall School of Business and University of Southern California - Leventhal School of Accounting

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The Correlation Structure of Earnings Cash Flows and Accruals

Posted: 19 Jun 1995
Patricia Dechow, S.P. Kothari and Ross L. Watts
USC Marshall School of Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

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Economic Consequences of Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation: An Analysis of Investor Perceptions and Corporate Lobbing Behavior

Posted: 29 May 1995
Patricia Dechow, Richard G. Sloan and Amy P. Hutton
USC Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California - Leventhal School of Accounting and Boston College - Carroll School of Management

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