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Can Internet-Based Disclosure Reduce Information Asymmetry?

Li Li


The Internet is widely used by listed companies to manage investor relations. Since January 2007, the French Financial Authority has required companies listed on Euronext-Paris to disclose all mandatory financial information via the Internet in order to enhance information transparency. This paper examines the impact of Internet-based disclosure on the French stock market by analyzing the relationship between information asymmetry and Internet disclosure practices. Extending previous studies on Web-based disclosure, a checklist of 40 items is developed to evaluate the level of Internet-based voluntary disclosure. Measuring information asymmetry by the spread and the probability of informed trading, we show that greater Web-based disclosure lowers information asymmetry in the French financial market.
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Jean-François Gajewski, Li Li. Can Internet-Based Disclosure Reduce Information Asymmetry?. Advances in Accounting, 2015, 31 (1), pp.115-124. ⟨10.1016/j.adiac.2015.03.013⟩. ⟨halshs-01497381⟩
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