Financial Crises and Earnings Management Behavior

Arguments and Evidence Against Causality
Springer (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 3. August 2018
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  • Softcover
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  • 172 Seiten
978-3-319-85323-9 (ISBN)
This book approaches the question of the relation between financial crises and earnings management from two philosophical perspectives: positivism and critical realism. The results obtained using the positivist approach indicate that financial crises tend to have no consistent effect on earnings quality since managers' earnings behavior does not differ from the pre-crisis to the crisis period. The author accordingly argues against the existence of a causal law based on a constant conjunction model (i.e., whenever a financial crisis happens, earnings management occurs) and concludes that financial crises cannot be seen as the cause of earnings management. The critical realism perspective, on the other hand, casts light on managers' reasons for acting like an earnings manager; in conjunction with the more traditional positivist approach, it assists in refuting the idea of financial crises as a generative mechanism for earnings management. The author concludes by exploring other structures at work that might be responsible for earnings management. This book will be of interest to both academics and a wide range of professionals.
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018
  • Englisch
  • Cham
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  • Schweiz
Springer International Publishing
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  • 3 s/w Abbildungen
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  • 3 Illustrations, black and white; X, 161 p. 3 illus.
  • Höhe: 235 mm
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  • Breite: 155 mm
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  • Dicke: 9 mm
  • 271 gr
978-3-319-85323-9 (9783319853239)
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Bruno Maria Franceschetti is an Assistant Professor at the Università degli Studi di Macerata, Macerata, Italy. He obtained a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Macerata, where he teaches Financial Analysis and Accounting. He is a Chartered Accountant and Statutory Auditor.
1 Introduction.- 2 Earnings Management: Origins.- 3 A Critical Realist Perspective on Earnings Management.- 4 Financial Crisis as a Major Cause of Earnings Management: Theoretical Background and Literature Review.- 5 Does Financial Crisis Cause Earnings Management?.

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