Abstract / Description of output
Rumors are common in capital markets and firms face a strategic decision of whether or not to respond to them. This research explores the implications of official response to rumors and find that responded firms tend to experience enforcement actions against corporate fraud and lawsuits. The results are concentrated on private firms. Our results are in line with the agency theory interpretation of firms’ response to rumors.
Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)
- corporate governance
- information environment