Document Type : Original Article


Department of Management and International Business (MIB), University of Auckland, New Zealand.


The transparency of financial information has always been propounded as one of the most effective variables to determine the investment strategy in the financial markets. In spite of this subject, managers as those who are responsible for preparing financial statements have always motivation to distort financial information for the purpose of protecting their interests. Among the actions of managers leading to the lack of transparency of financial information is the management or manipulation of earnings in the earnings. The purpose of this research is to investigate the effect of the lack of transparency of financial reporting and audit quality on the risk of falling stocks. For this purpose, the information of the companies in a timespan of 10 years ranged from 2012 to 2022 was examined and 113 companies were selected. In order to test the hypotheses of the research, multivariate regression method based on logistic analysis method and panel data has been used/conducted. The results suggest that the lack of transparency of financial reporting has a positive and significant effect on the risk of crash stocks, and the quality of auditing has a negative effect on the risk of crash stocks. management process, managers try to accumulate the negative news inside the firm and not to disclose it. When this mass of accumulated bad news reaches it's peak, it will suddenly enter the market and cause the stock price to fall. Also, high level auditors can reduce the risk of crash by playing a role as a mechanism of corporate governance system to reduce agency costs.


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