Students Attitudes Regarding The Ethics Of Earnings Management Activities: An Empirical Investigation
AbstractThe objective of this paper is to assess the ethics of short-term earnings managementin a code-law country. In order to understand the morals of short-term earnings management weconducted a survey using students as respondents. Even if we found disagreement among ourrespondents, the findings of this study document that ethical acceptance of short-term earningsmanagement depends on the type of manipulation (e.g. accrual-based earnings management versusreal earnings management). Also, the results indicate that students with higher moral developmentevaluate short-term earnings management practices as less ethical and are less likely to accept it.The paper concludes with a discussion of the implications and suggestions for future research.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Faculty of Sciences, "1 Decembrie 1918" University, Alba Iulia in its journal Annales Universitatis Apulensis Series Oeconomica.
Volume (Year): 2 (2013)
Issue (Month): 15 ()
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ethical judgments; accrual based earnings management; real earnings management;
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