A fig leaf for the naked corporation

Udo C. Braendle, Jürgen Noll

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Abstract

The implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in the United States and the German Law of transparency and disclosure (TransPuG) lead to a claim for more disclosure of information with the goal of a "naked corporation" such that all information is available to the (potential) investors. In this article we pick up this debate and present arguments that the "naked corporation" does not offer an efficient degree of disclosure, as we have to distinguish between more and better information. Concerning the latter the new regulations are critical. Cognitive limitations and bounded rationality highlight the risk of information overload. Asymmetric information illustrates that self induced disclosure can do better than a mandatory one. Therefore the legislator should not be asked for specific informational contents but for regulations on the way of information provision. © Springer 2005.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
Seiten (von - bis)79-99
Seitenumfang21
FachzeitschriftJournal of Management & Governance
Jahrgang9
Ausgabenummer1
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2005

ÖFOS 2012

  • 5020 Wirtschaftswissenschaften

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