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Earnings management, corporate governance and government equity ownership: empirical evidence from Iraq

Hussein, Noor Abbas (2018) Earnings management, corporate governance and government equity ownership: empirical evidence from Iraq. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

This study investigates the influence of corporate governance and government equity ownership on earnings management among listed companies in Iraqi Stock Exchange. Specifically, the study examines the audit committee independence, board independence and the existences of government equity participation on earnings
management. The study employed data extracted from the annual report of 69 films having the required data for the period of 2012-2015. The study used Panel Corrected Standard Error regression model to the test the association between the variables. The results obtained from the analysis revealed a significant and negative
association between government equity ownership, audit committee independence and earnings management. In addition, the results revealed a significant and positive association between board independence and earnings management. To best of the researcher's knowledge, there is little or non-existing literature that examine government equity participation in the Iraqi context. Regulatory authority in Iraq can use the findings of this study to make relevant regulatory pronouncement.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Supervisor : Abdul Malak, Siti Seri Delima
Item ID: 8873
Uncontrolled Keywords: earnings management, corporate governance, government equity, Iraq.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce. > HF5601-5689 Accounting
Divisions: College of Business (COB)
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2021 01:41
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2022 06:28
Department: College of Business (COB)
Name: Abdul Malak, Siti Seri Delima
URI: https://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/8873

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