Proceedings of the 2018 4th International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education (ICSSHE 2018)

Annual Report Readability and Earnings Management: Evidence from Chinese Listed Companies

Authors
Jinfeng Cheng, Jixin Zhao, Chang Xu, Haocheng Gong
Corresponding Author
Jinfeng Cheng
Available Online September 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icsshe-18.2018.199How to use a DOI?
Keywords
earnings management, annual report readability, management discussion and analysis (MD&A)
Abstract
This paper attempts to find the connection between earnings management and the readability of annual reports. We use STATA15.0 to search data of China's stock market annual report from 2012 to 2016. This study is based on 1163 listed companies in China stock market, and use Software developed by s Taiwan scholars, it can generate a FOG INDEX assessing the readability of the annual report. We measure earnings management using the modified Jones model and adjusted cash flow accounting. The results show a significant positive correlation between manipulative accruals and the FOG INDEX.
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