Proceedings of the 2022 7th International Conference on Financial Innovation and Economic Development (ICFIED 2022)

The Impact of Analyst Coverage on Corporate Innovation: A Literature Review

Authors
Zihui Huang1, *
1Department of Management, University of Toronto, Mississauga, Canada
*Corresponding author. Email: zzihui.huang@mail.utoronto.ca
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Zihui Huang
Available Online 26 March 2022.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.220307.400How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Analyst coverage; Innovation; Corporate governance
Abstract

This literature review examines the impact of analyst coverage on corporate innovation. The effect of analyst coverage has been discussed more frequently in recent years with the development of social media. Financial analysts play an essential role as information intermediary agents and monitoring forces, effectively affecting corporate earning management, social responsibility, and equity valuation. Previous studies adopt different approaches, including OLS and 2SLS regression, and conclude the causal relationship between analyst coverage and those factors. Influencing factors on corporate innovation are also evaluated in terms of internal factors such as agency problem, firm structure, tolerance for early failure, as well as external factors including competition, labour laws, bankruptcy codes, hostile takeover, and governance provisions. More importantly, this review summarizes existing literature that investigates the relationship between analyst coverage and corporate innovation. Overall, the relation is discussed from the opposite perspectives. In short, analyst coverage has a “pressure effect” that impedes innovative activities and an “information effect” that fosters innovative actives.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2022 7th International Conference on Financial Innovation and Economic Development (ICFIED 2022)
Series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
26 March 2022
ISBN
978-94-6239-554-1
ISSN
2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.220307.400How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2022 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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