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Board chairmen’s involvement in the nomination and remuneration committees and earnings management


Al-Absy, Mujeeb Saif Mohsen and Ku Ismail, Ku Nor Izah and Chandren, Sitraselvi (2018) Board chairmen’s involvement in the nomination and remuneration committees and earnings management. Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance Journal, 12 (4). pp. 60-76. ISSN 18342000

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Abstract

The attention given by regulators, investors and financial community to the issue of financial scandals has increased over the past decades (Bowen, Freidank, Wannow, & Cavallone, 2017). Among the reasons for these scandals is earnings management (EM), where experience has shown that companies that engage in EM (e.g., creative accounting), often end up committing fraud (Jones, 2011). Basically, EM is an accounting treatment to alter the earnings result in the financial statements (Chandren, 2016; Chandren, Ahmad, & Ali, 2015), either by using the accrual earnings management (AEM) or real earnings management (REM) (Chandren, Ahmad, & Ali, 2017). Therefore, the occurrence of EM practice motivates managers to commit fraud in the future rather than EM (Perols & Lougee, 2011; Sulaiman, Danbatta, & Rahman, 2014). More importantly, the EM problem is not new (Levitt, 1998); it has however increased due to the market growth that is challenging for companies that do not meet investors’ expectations (Dechow, Sloan, & Sweeney, 1996; Levitt, 1998). Thus, managers become more likely to report opportunistically to match peer performance (Du & Shen, 2018).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Board chairmen, nomination committee, remuneration committee, earnings management, Malaysia.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2019 06:40
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2019 06:40
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/26358

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