volume 35, issue 4, P549-573 2020
DOI: 10.1108/maj-01-2019-2157
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Janus Jian Zhang, Yun Ke, Shuo Li, Yanan Zhang

Abstract: Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether and how auditors’ pricing decisions are affected by their clients’ offshore trading activities, which are comprehensively measured through a textual analysis technique. Design/methodology/approach The authors identified a sample of 32,264 firm-year observations from publicly listed firms in the US during 2004 to 2015. The authors then used multivariate regressions to examine the effect of offshore trading activities on audit fees. In the regression…

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