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Governance Structure and Firm Performance in Private Family Firms
Although a large proportion of firms are family owned and most family firms are private, our understanding of private family firms is limited. Using confidential information on family relationshipExpand
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Investor types and stock return volatility
The purpose of this paper is twofold: investigate how different types of investors affect stock return volatility, and provide some explanations based on investors’ trading behavior. Norway providesExpand
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How Big-4 Firms Improve Audit Quality
This paper studies whether and how Big-4 firms provide higher quality audits than non-Big-4 firms. Specifically, we first examine a Big-4 effect and then explore three sources of the Big-4 effect. ToExpand
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The impact of family CEO’s ownership and the moderating effect of the second largest owner in private family firms
This study explores two ownership issues in private family firms. First, we investigate the relationship between the ownership of family CEOs and firm performance, and postulate that thisExpand
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Education, Experience, and Audit Effort
SUMMARY This paper examines how audit effort, measured by the estimated number of audit hours used to perform the clients' audits, is associated with engagement partners' formal education, continui...
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Performance Persistence of Individual Investors
Using unique data on month-end stock market portfolios of all individual investors over an eleven year period, we find that a substantial number of investors exhibit economically and statisticallyExpand
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Audit Quality and Partner Wealth
This paper employs unique and confidential data on audit partners’ wealth and audit related variables for a very large sample of firms in a setting where the auditors’ risk of litigation and loss ofExpand
Investors' performance and trading behavior on the Norwegian stock market
This paper examines the impact of domestic individual investors, financial investors and foreign investors on stock return volatility, at the individual security level. We find that foreign investorsExpand
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Performance Persistence of Individual Investors
Using unique data on month-end stock market portfolios of all individual investors over an eleven year period, we find that a substantial number of investors exhibit economically and statisticallyExpand
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