CEO power and earnings management: Dual roles of foreign shareholders in Vietnamese listed companies

Date
2022-01
Authors
Le, Hanh Thi My
Kweh, Qian Long
Ting, Irene Wei Kiong
Nourani, Mohammad
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Publisher
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Abstract
Using a sample of Vietnamese listed companies from 2007–2016, this study examines the impact of CEO power on earnings management. This work also explores how the association between CEO power and earnings management differs between companies with high foreign ownership (FOR) and low FOR. Our fixed-effects panel regression analyses reveal that CEO power significantly and positively affects earnings management, whereas FOR can control earnings management. However, when the sample is split into companies with high and low FOR, the significantly positive effect of CEO power is evident only in the group with high FOR, thereby suggesting that CEO power works positively on earnings management given high FOR. These results remain qualitatively the same when the composite CEO power is replaced with individual measures of CEO power. Overall, policymakers with an oversight function should be aware of the potential dual roles of foreign investors. © 2020 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
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This work is not available in the CUD collection. The version of the scholarly record of this work is published in International Journal of Finance and Economics (2022), available online at: https://doi.org/10.1002/ijfe.2211
Keywords
CEO power, dual roles, earnings management, foreign shareholders, Vietnam
Citation
Le, H. T. M., Kweh, Q. L., Ting, I. W. K., & Nourani, M. (2022). CEO power and earnings management: Dual roles of foreign shareholders in Vietnamese listed companies. International Journal of Finance and Economics, 27(1), 1240-1256. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijfe.2211