IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/hal/journl/halshs-00581249.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

La Gestion Des Resultats Comptables Lors Des Fusions Et Acquisitions: Une Analyse Dans Le Contexte Suisse

Author

Listed:
  • Franck Missonier-Piera

    (ESSEC Business School - Essec Business School)

  • Walid Ben-Amar

    (CRG - Centre de Recherche en Comptabilité - uOttawa - University of Ottawa [Ottawa])

Abstract

Cette recherche examine la gestion des résultats comptables par les dirigeants d'entreprises sujettes à des offres publiques d'achat (OPA) dans le contexte Suisse. La recherche comptable suggère que les transactions de fusions et acquisitions offrent un cadre propice à la gestion des résultats tant pour les dirigeants de l'entreprise cible que pour ceux de l'acquéreur (Easterwood, 1998 ; Erickson et Wang, 1999 ; North et O'Connell, 2002). Toutefois, les études empiriques relatives à cette question obtiennent des résultats divergents, et proviennent en outre essentiellement d'études menées dans le contexte américain. Notre recherche se propose d'enrichir la littérature comptable à travers l'analyse de la manipulation des résultats comptables par les firmes cibles d'OPA dans un contexte Européen. Dans cette perspective, la Suisse offre un cadre intéressant en raison des caractéristiques de son marché des prises de contrôle et de la flexibilité offerte aux dirigeants dans le choix des pratiques comptables comparativement à d'autres pays. Sur un échantillon de 50 sociétés suisses cibles d'OPA entre 1990 et 2002, nos résultats documentent une gestion significative des résultats comptables (mesurée par le niveau des accruals discrétionnaires) au cours de l'année qui précède celle de l'initiation de la transaction.

Suggested Citation

  • Franck Missonier-Piera & Walid Ben-Amar, 2005. "La Gestion Des Resultats Comptables Lors Des Fusions Et Acquisitions: Une Analyse Dans Le Contexte Suisse," Post-Print halshs-00581249, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00581249
    Note: View the original document on HAL open archive server: https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-00581249
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-00581249/document
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Hilary, Gilles, 2003. "Accounting behavior of German firms after an ADR issuance," The International Journal of Accounting, Elsevier, vol. 38(3), pages 355-376.
    2. Faccio, Mara & Lang, Larry H. P., 2002. "The ultimate ownership of Western European corporations," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 65(3), pages 365-395, September.
    3. Heron, Randall & Lie, Erik, 2002. "Operating Performance and the Method of Payment in Takeovers," Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Cambridge University Press, vol. 37(1), pages 137-155, March.
    4. Fields, Thomas D. & Lys, Thomas Z. & Vincent, Linda, 2001. "Empirical research on accounting choice," Journal of Accounting and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 31(1-3), pages 255-307, September.
    5. Erickson, Merle & Wang, Shiing-wu, 1999. "Earnings management by acquiring firms in stock for stock mergers," Journal of Accounting and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 27(2), pages 149-176, April.
    6. Randall Morck & Andrei Shleifer & Robert W. Vishny, 1988. "Characteristics of Targets of Hostile and Friendly Takeovers," NBER Chapters, in: Corporate Takeovers: Causes and Consequences, pages 101-136, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    7. Jones, Jj, 1991. "Earnings Management During Import Relief Investigations," Journal of Accounting Research, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 29(2), pages 193-228.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Ghribi Rihab & Anis Jarboui, 2016. "Impact of accounting and financial manipulations around mergers and acquisitions on shareholders' perception," Post-Print hal-01371223, HAL.
    2. Isabelle Martinez & Emmanuelle Negre, 2011. "Les déterminants de la communication volontaire des entreprises cibles d'OPA/OPE : le cas des synergies," Post-Print hal-00650551, HAL.

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00581249. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (CCSD). General contact details of provider: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/ .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.