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Ling Mei Cong



The primary objective of this paper is to investigate whether corporate governance bonding is significantly associated with the earnings quality of PRC foreign primary listing firms. By analyzing a base sample of 245 PRC foreign primary listing firms listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) or Stock Exchange of Singapore (SGX) in 2010, we find a positive association for our full sample. Additional tests indicate the relationships are stronger for PRC foreign primary listing firms incorporated outside of the PRC. Our findings have implications for various interested parties. For example, our findings suggest international capital market regulators may need to implement policies to ensure closer streamlining of corporate governance standards of PRC foreign primary listing firms and national standards.

Keywords: Foreign Primary Listing, Earnings Quality, Bonding, Corporate Governance

How to cite this paper: Cong, L. M. (2013). Earnings quality and corporate governance bonding. Corporate Ownership & Control, 10(2-1), 183-194. http://doi.org/10.22495/cocv10i2c1art4