Advances in Management and Applied Economics

Family Succession and Quality of Financial Information: Evidence from China

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  • Abstract

     

    It has been more than 30 years since China opened private enterprises in 1978. Family firms is a very common type of Chinese business. Family Succession have a significant economic impact on the Chinese capital market. The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between Chinese family succession and the quality of financial information. This study samples the A shares listed in China capital market from 2008 to 2016 and finds that after the succession of Chinese family firms, the quality of financial information has generally increased. However, after a family company with political connection take over the succession of its descendants, it will inhibit its earnings management and maintain the quality of financial information.

     

    JEL classification numbers: G30, M41.

    Keywords: Family Succession, Quality of Financial Information, Political Connections.