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Title:The impact of managerial ownership, monitoring and accounting standard choice on accrual mispricing PDF Logo
Authors:Gegenfurtner, Bernhard
Ampenberger, Markus
Kaserer, Christoph
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:CEFS working paper series 2009-02
Abstract:We analyse to what extent the accrual anomaly is related to the choice of the accounting system as well as firm-level heterogeneity in corporate governance mechanisms. Using a unique dataset of listed German firms over the period 1995 to 2005 we first corroborate former results indicating that the accrual anomaly is also present in Germany. However, this anomaly seems to be driven mainly by firms with managerial ownership. In a second step, we test how different corporate governance mechanisms affect the anomaly. For the German experiment on voluntary adoption of IFRS our results confirm previous findings that the anomaly is less likely to be present under a conservative accounting system. While creditor monitoring is able to reduce the accrual anomaly, shareholder monitoring is not. Apart from offering evidence related to the cross-sectional difference in the degree of accrual mispricing, our results give also some insights related to the cross-country variation of this phenomenon.
Subjects:Accrual Anomaly
Earnings Quality
Corporate Governance
Managerial Ownership
Capital Market Efficiency
Accounting Standard
Shareholder Monitoring
Creditor Monitoring
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CEFS Working Paper Series, Center for Entrepreneurial and Financial Studies, Technische Universität München

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