Boards, takeover protection, and real earnings management

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)651 - 682
Journal / PublicationReview of Quantitative Finance and Accounting
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014


Corporate accounting scandals during the early 2000s made stringent corporate governance and disclosure measures necessary. Regulatory emphasis shifted toward ensuring reliability of accounting numbers, which reduced the potential for accounting manipulation. Managers who are subject to significant performance pressure from shareholders and analysts now potentially have to resort to real earnings management.