Choi, Jong-Seo and Kwak, Young-Min and Choe, Chongwoo (2012): Earnings management surrounding CEO turnover: evidence from Korea.
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This article examines the empirical relation between CEO turnover and earnings management in Korea using a sample of 317 CEO turnovers and 634 non-turnover control firms during the period of 2001-2008. We classify CEO turnovers into four types depending on whether the departure of outgoing CEO is peaceful or forced and the incoming CEO is promoted from within or recruited from outside the firm. We measure earnings management by both discretionary accruals and real activities management. We also control for the potential endogeneity of CEO turnover using Heckman’s two-stage approach. After controlling for corporate financial performance and governance structure, we find upward earnings management by the departing CEO only when the departure is forced and the new CEO is an insider. In this case, the new CEO also engages in downward earnings management using both discretionary accruals and real activities management. We also find some evidence that the new CEO recruited from outside the firm manages discretionary accruals upward following the peaceful departure of predecessor. In all other types of CEO turnover, we do not find evidence of significant earnings management by either CEO.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Earnings management surrounding CEO turnover: evidence from Korea|
|Keywords:||CEO turnover; earnings management; financial performance; corporate governance; Korea Stock Exchange|
|Subjects:||G - Financial Economics > G3 - Corporate Finance and Governance > G32 - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M5 - Personnel Economics > M51 - Firm Employment Decisions; Promotions
G - Financial Economics > G3 - Corporate Finance and Governance > G30 - General
|Depositing User:||Chongwoo Choe|
|Date Deposited:||13. Aug 2012 01:21|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 02:03|
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