Accounting and Finance Research (AFR) is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal, published by Sciedu Press. The journal seeks to publish research articles that are original hypothetical and theoretical in its nature and that provides exploratory insights in the fields of accounting, corporate finance, investment, insurance, monetary banking, stock exchange, capital markets and relevant subjects. The journal is published in both online and printed versions. All publications are open access in full text and free to download.
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2015: Articles Received: 105; Accepted: 70; Rejected: 34; Published: 54; Retracted: 0
2014: Articles Received: 114; Accepted: 87; Rejected: 24; Published: 67; Retracted: 0
2013: Articles Received: 81; Accepted: 59; Rejected: 24; Published: 56; Retracted: 0
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Vol 5, No 1 (2016)
Table of Contents
|The Effects of Board Characteristics and Ownership Structure on the Corporate Financial Leverage|
|Mohamed Galal Abobakr, Khairy Elgiziry||p1|
|An Empirical Contextual Validation of the CapitalCubeTM Market Trading Variables as Reflected in a 10-year Panel of the S&P500: Vetting for Inference Testing|
|Edward J. Lusk, Michael Halperin||p15|
|Gold as a Hedge and a Diversifier: The Perspective from Lebanon|
|Samih Antoine Azar||p27|
|Corruption as an Agency Problem – Currency Hedging in Corrupt Countries|
|David M. Simmonds, Sanjib Guha, Carl B. McGowan, Jr||p38|
|Ethics, Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting in the Nigerian Banking Industry: Global Role of International Financial Reporting Standards|
|Adegbie, Folajimi Festus, Fofah Evelyn Temitope||p50|
|Earnings Management, Earnings Surprises, and Distressed Firms|
|John S. Howe, Reza Houston||p64|
|Fair Value Accounting: A Controversial but Promising System|
|Fawzi A. Al Sawalqa||p88|
|Troublesome Tidings? Investors’ Response to a Wells Notice|
|Paul A Griffin, Estelle Y Sun||p99|
|Study on Internet Investor Relations Management Evaluation of Listed Companies in China|
|Ping Guan, Liangrong Song, Haimin Cao||p121|
|Chapter 11 Stocks: Information Uncertainty|
|Xavier Brédart, Nadine Levratto, Messaoud Zouikri||p130|
|Bank Diversification and Future Stock Price Performance: Evidence from Post-Acquisition Returns after the GLBA|
|Lonnie L. Bryant||p137|
|The Impact of the Opinions of the Independent Auditors on the Investor Decisions in Banking Sector: An Empirical Study on the Banks Operating in Turkey|
|Basak Erdem Rena, Elif Guneren Genc, Fatma Ulucan Ozkul||p157|
|Modeling Equity Compensation under Accounting Contingencies|
|John Bizjak, Swaminathan Kalpathy, Rex Thompson||p164|
|The Effect of Internal Control Problems on the Bid-Ask Spread under SOX Section 302|
|Shin Hyoung Kwon||p180|
|LIFO Distortions in the Manufacturing Industry|
|June Li, Megan Y Sun||p191|
|Mutual Fund Ratings and Efficiency: An Examination of the Relationship|
|Mahendra Raj, Md Hamid Uddin||p202|
|Political Connection and the Demand for Industry Specialist Auditors|
|Li Zheng Brooks||p210|
|Heterogeneity of Trading Information and the Price-Volume Relationship: Theory and Evidence|
|Hsinan Hsu, Tsung-Che Wu, Grace Shu-hsing Wu, Ya-Hui Chang||p232|
|U.S. Macroeconomic News and International Stock Prices: Evidence from Newspaper Coverage|
|Gene Birz, Sandip Dutta||p247|
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Accounting and Finance Research
ISSN 1927-5986 (Print) ISSN 1927-5994 (Online)
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