The Investors Reaction to the Disclosure of Key Audit Matters: Empirical Evidence from Jordan

  •  Mohammad Abdullah Fayad Altawalbeh    
  •  Mohammad Eid Sleem Alhajaya    


This study aims to examine the investors reaction to the disclosure of key audit matters (KAMs) as mandated by ISA701, the study’s sample consisted of all the (195) public shareholding companies listed in Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) as at the end of 2017, and through which we have conducted a manual content analysis to tracing the auditor practices in reporting KAMs, the final sample consisted of (128) public shareholding companies and for which we used the event study test to examine the study hypothesis, results revealed that the disclosure of KAMs has significantly affected the investors decisions measured by the abnormal trading volume, Our findings suggest that the mandating of KAM’s disclosure has informational value to the investors.

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