The impact of corporate governance mechanisms on earning management: Literature review and proposing framework

Ebraheem Saleem Salem Alzoubi, Mohamad Hisyam Selamat

Abstract


This research study seeks to come up with a conceptual framework that investigates the different mechanisms of corporate governance and its effects on earning management (EM). This is to help build a conceptual framework of governance practices and its mechanisms, which mainly consists of board of directors and audit committee. To build the conceptual framework, the background of governance practices and EM theory served as a good starting point. The current research study is based on the complete assessment of present literatures, the two mechanisms of governance practices and EM. This paper serves as a guide to senior management, who seeks to improve their company’s financial reporting quality (FRQ) through the execution of governance practices, in which the governance practices support their company’s FRQ efforts. Furthermore, the conceptual framework serves as a benchmark for practitioners to execute their governance practices more effectively and efficiently in their own respective firms. This paper seeks to close the gap on the existing literature, by giving guidance to the senior management of governance practices companies that aspires to discover the competency of EM. By developing a deeper understanding of the relationship between corporate governance practices and EM, senior management can thus focus their efforts on the practices that ensure the firms’ ability to establish a competitive FRQ.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/ijafr.v2i1.1561

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