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Intellectual capital and information asymmetry: recent evidence from Nigerian economy

Anifowose, Mutalib and Abdul Rashid, Hafiz Majdi and Annuar, Hairul Azlan (2016) Intellectual capital and information asymmetry: recent evidence from Nigerian economy. Malaysian Journal of Business and Economics, 3 (2). pp. 61-77. ISSN 2289-6856 E-ISSN 2289-8081

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The aim of this study is to examine the value relevance of intellectual capital by analyzing the relationship between intellectual capital (IC) disclosure and information asymmetry of listed firms on main board of Nigerian Stock Exchange. This study applies signalling theory in formulating hypothesis that guides the results analysis. By employing a two-step dynamic system generalized method of moments, and controlling for the possible endogeneity effect on the parameters estimated for a sample of 91 listed firms, this study examines the relationship between quality of IC disclosure and information asymmetry using data over the period of 2010 to 2014 financial years. The results show a significant negative association between overall IC disclosure and information asymmetry. This study recommends that management should be concerned with the adequate disclosure of IC related information as it affects the capital market activities and investors’ investment decisions. The study is first to consider the IC disclosure study across all sectors in the Nigerian economy using two-step system generalized method of moment.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2109/56991
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intellectual capital, disclosure, information asymmetry, share price volatility,emerging economy, Nigeria
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5601 Accounting. Bookkeeping
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Accounting
Depositing User: Dr Hairul Azlan Bin Annuar
Date Deposited: 23 May 2017 14:41
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/56991

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