Earnings quality, ownership structure and firm performance: Malaysian evidence / Radziah Mahmud

Mahmud, Radziah (2012) Earnings quality, ownership structure and firm performance: Malaysian evidence / Radziah Mahmud. In: THE DOCTORAL RESEARCH ABSTRACT. IPSis Biannual Publication, 1 (1). Institute of Graduate Studies, UiTM, Shah Alam.


Flexibility in accounting principles allows managers to opportunistically manipulate earnings figure. Accounting scandals around the world provide evidence that earnings manipulation affects the quality and usefulness of reported earnings that will be used by users of financial information to evaluate their investment decisions. Due to imperfect and incomplete market, managers have better information to enable them to engross in the accounting discretion in order to maximise their own interest at the expense of the shareholders. Ownership structure has been acknowledged in the literature as one of the corporate governance mechanisms which can be used to reduce agency and information asymmetry problems. However, the empirical evidence on the influence of ownership structure on firm performance is inconclusive. To address this issue, this study examines whether earnings quality and ownership structure of Malaysian public listed firms are associated with firm performance based on 285 listed firms on the main board of Bursa Malaysia for the period from 2000 to 2007.


Item Type: Book Section
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Mahmud, RadziahUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education > Dissertations, Academic. Preparation of theses
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Institut Pengajian Siswazah (IPSis) : Institute of Graduate Studies (IGS)
Series Name: IPSis Biannual Publication
Volume: 1
Number: 1
Item ID: 19048
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abstract; Abstract of thesis; Newsletter; Research information; Doctoral graduates; IPSis; IGS; UiTM; Earnings quality
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/19048



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