We thank the editor, Abbie Smith, and an anonymous referee for excellent guidance and suggestions on the paper. We thank Ray Ball, Cory Cassell, Ted Christensen, Rebecca Files, Bradley Lail, Ed Maydew, James Myers, Stephanie Rasmussen, Lynn Rees, Andy Van Buskirk, David Wood, and workshop participants at the 2011 FARS Conference, Brigham Young University, Duke University, the University of Texas at Dallas, the University of California, Irvine, The Ohio State University, and the Division of Risk, Strategy, and Financial Innovation at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for comments and suggestions. We thank Yung-Yu Chen for assistance in acquiring Google search data and Eugene Soltes for graciously sharing his press coverage data. The financial support of the Fisher College of Business and Foster School of Business is gratefully acknowledged. This paper was previously titled “Googling for Information Around Earnings Announcements.” We will provide the Google search data used in this study to any academic with interest. Please see our faculty Web sites for information on how to download the data.
Investor Information Demand: Evidence from Google Searches Around Earnings Announcements
Article first published online: 11 APR 2012
Copyright ©, University of Chicago on behalf of the Accounting Research Center, 2012
Journal of Accounting Research
Volume 50, Issue 4, pages 1001–1040, September 2012
How to Cite
DRAKE, M. S., ROULSTONE, D. T. and THORNOCK, J. R. (2012), Investor Information Demand: Evidence from Google Searches Around Earnings Announcements. Journal of Accounting Research, 50: 1001–1040. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-679X.2012.00443.x
- Issue published online: 23 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 11 APR 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 6 FEB 2012 06:47AM EST
- Received 30 August 2010; accepted 10 January 2012
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