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Firms Characteristic and Firms Disclosure Quality in Firms Listed in Tehran Stock Exchange


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The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between firms characteristic and firm's disclosure quality in firms listed in Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE). To do so, 89 firms of TSE are selected to be studied during the period of 2004 to 2012. To determine the rank of financial information discloser (timeliness and reliability), annual scores of firm's discloser quality is used. Firm's characteristics considered in this study are firm's size, firm's age, firm's profitability, income before interest and tax, industry type, financial leverage, audit firms size, and ownership structure. The results show that financial leverage (timeliness and reliability)has a significant negative and firm's age (reliability) has a positive impact on firm's discloser quality.

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Firms Characteristic, Firm's Discloser Quality, Tehran Stock Exchange.
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Authors

Ghasem Hosseinzadeh
Department of Accounting, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, West Azarbyjan, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Saeid Jabbarzadeh Kangarlouei
Department of Accounting, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, West Azarbyjan, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Morteza Motavassel
Department of Accounting, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, West Azarbyjan, Iran, Islamic Republic of

Abstract


The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between firms characteristic and firm's disclosure quality in firms listed in Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE). To do so, 89 firms of TSE are selected to be studied during the period of 2004 to 2012. To determine the rank of financial information discloser (timeliness and reliability), annual scores of firm's discloser quality is used. Firm's characteristics considered in this study are firm's size, firm's age, firm's profitability, income before interest and tax, industry type, financial leverage, audit firms size, and ownership structure. The results show that financial leverage (timeliness and reliability)has a significant negative and firm's age (reliability) has a positive impact on firm's discloser quality.

Keywords


Firms Characteristic, Firm's Discloser Quality, Tehran Stock Exchange.

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