An investigation of market response to earnings announcements: Multinational firms versus domestic firms

Cheng-shing Cheng, K. Hung Chan, Woody Liao

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Capital market responses to accounting earning announcements have been well documented in the accounting literature. These responses may vary with firm size, analyst following, and other variables. This study investigates the effect of multinational operations as a proxy for operational and informational complexity on market responses to earnings announcements. The results show that multinational operations provide significant explanatory power for market responses to earnings announcements after controlling the factors of firm size and analyst following.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-138
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Accounting
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1997


  • Domestic firms
  • Earnings announcement
  • Market response
  • Multinational firms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Accounting
  • Finance

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