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Quarterly financial reporting and management short-termism

Oct. 10, 2018

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US President Trump recently tweeted in favor of allowing companies to report earnings semiannually instead of quarterly. Quarterly financial reporting is often criticized for encouraging short-termism among investors and corporate executives but empirical research conducted in the UK found no evidence substantiating such criticism. Regulators considering revising or discontinuing quarterly financial reporting should proceed cautiously without falling under the sway of specious arguments.

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  • Sadakazu Osaki

    Head of Research

    Center for Strategic Management & Innovationt

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