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CEO characteristics and financial restatement: The case of CEO turnover in Malaysia

Ishak, Rokiah and Md Yusof, Mohd Atef and Amran, Noor Afza and Aripin, Norhani (2014) CEO characteristics and financial restatement: The case of CEO turnover in Malaysia. In: Global Business and Finance Research Conference, 5-6 May 2014, Marriot Hotel, Melbourne, Australia.

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This study examines the incidence of financial restatement in CEO turnover firms.Using logistic regression model on 78 CEO turnover firms from 2008 to 2010 among non financial institution, we find that the age of the CEO and forced turnover influence restatement in the year prior to CEO turnover.Specifically, older CEOs have higher probability of restating financial statement as they may wish to hold to the last bonus/pay they would likely receive.We also document some evidence of management entrenchment hypothesis that CEO ownership may lower financial restatement.Firm characteristics such as size, Big 4 and growth as measure by market to book value have a positive relationship with restatement which suggests that big companies with high growth have higher probability of restatement. The study also supports the argument of debt as a monitoring cost as debt is argued to constraint opportunistic earnings management behavior including restatement.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 978-1-922069-50-4
Uncontrolled Keywords: CEO turnover, financial restatement.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Depositing User: Dr. Rokiah Ishak
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2016 02:33
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 01:13
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/17512

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