HCBE Faculty Articles

Title

IT Investments Disclosure, Information Quality, and Factors Influencing Managers' Choices

Document Type

Article

Date

2011

Publication Title

Information & Management

ISSN or ISBN

0378-7206

Volume

48

Issue

2-3

First Page

114

Last Page

123

Description

We explored how IT disclosure affects information quality in the market and identified the factors that influence managers’ choices in IT disclosure quality. Adopting a comprehensive view of IT investments disclosure mechanisms, we found that IT disclosure quality was positively associated with information quality. Specifically, our results showed that an increase in quantitative information in IT disclosure could improve the information environment in the market, thereby reducing the perception of information risk among market participants. We also found that managers’ disclosures were less quantitative when the IT investment was more asset-specific in relation to higher agency costs.

DOI

10.1016/j.im.2011.03.001

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