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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Earnings management in Malaysian IPOs: the East Asian crisis, ownership control and post-IPO performance
Author(s): Ahmad-Zaluki, Nurwati A
Campbell, Kevin
Goodacre, Alan
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Keywords: Initial public offerings
Earnings management
Ownership structure
Long-run stock market performance
JEL classification G32
Issue Date: 4-May-2011
Citation: Ahmad-Zaluki NA, Campbell K & Goodacre A (2011) Earnings management in Malaysian IPOs: the East Asian crisis, ownership control and post-IPO performance, International Journal of Accounting, 46 (2), pp. 111-137.
Abstract: We find evidence of income-increasing earnings management in Malaysian IPOs, which occurs primarily for IPOs during a period of severe economic stress (the East Asian crisis). Within the high-ownership-concentration Malaysian market, post-IPO control concerns also appear to constrain IPO earnings management: owners seem willing to accept reduced IPO proceeds and signaling opportunities to increase the likelihood of retaining control of the company post-IPO. The requirement to provide a profit guarantee does not seem to greatly affect earnings management. IPO companies engaging in aggressive income-increasing earnings management have significantly worse market-based performance than their more conservative counterparts, but again only for IPOs issued during the economic crisis period. Overall, the results suggest that personal liquidity concerns are an important factor in IPO decisions during the economic crisis.
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