This paper examines the usefulness of segmental disclosures required by SFAS No. 14 in assessing the operating risk of the firm. It is shown that the segmental asset data required by SFAS No. 14 is theoretically linked to an assessment of operating risk. In addition, an empirical investigation is conducted to examine whether this new disclosure was material enough to cause a reassessment by market participants of the operating risk of the affected firms. Segmental disclosure policy implications of the findings of this study are also discussed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sociology and Political Science