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Professor Joshua Ronen explains why some private companies don't disclose their revenue

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Excerpt from Crain's New York -- "The question of when to talk openly about performance is a complicated one for private companies. Those that disclose might seem more transparent than those that don't, but they also could be engaged in a subtle battle of wits, according to Joshua Ronen, a professor of accounting at NYU's Stern School of Business. 'If I provide my revenue and a competitor doesn't, I'm signaling that I'm better,' he said."

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