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A study of earnings-management motives in the Anglo-American and Euro-Continental accounting models: The Canadian and French cases

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  • Othman, Hakim Ben
  • Zeghal, Daniel

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  • Othman, Hakim Ben & Zeghal, Daniel, 2006. "A study of earnings-management motives in the Anglo-American and Euro-Continental accounting models: The Canadian and French cases," The International Journal of Accounting, Elsevier, vol. 41(4), pages 406-435, 012.
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