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    The impact of debt, taxation and financial crisis on earnings management: the case of Greece

    Mamatzakis, Emmanuel and Staikouras, C. and Pegkas, P. (2023) The impact of debt, taxation and financial crisis on earnings management: the case of Greece. Managerial Finance 49 (1), pp. 110-134. ISSN 0307-4358.

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    The purpose of this study is to empirically investigate the Greek firms’ earnings management policies compared with debt, taxation and the financial crisis. In this paper, we show that existed measures of real earnings management, whether corrected for performance or not, rely crucially on strong assumptions. We provide a novel modeling that permits panel structure so as to correct for heterogeneity across firms while permitting to determine endogenously the number of underlying firm-groups in the data generating process. The empirical results indicate that Greek firms are likely to reduce earnings manipulation activities when they face liquidity risk. Taxation and financial crisis have a negative and positive effect on earnings management, respectively. The effect of debt, taxation and financial crisis on earnings management has never been investigated in Greece. The empirical results offer valuable information to shareholders and investors as they can understand how some main factors, such as debt, taxation and financial crisis, influence firm’s accounting practices.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Research Centres and Institutes: Accounting and Finance Research Centre
    Depositing User: Emmanuel Mamatzakis
    Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2022 05:05
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:18


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