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The Relationship Between Corporate Social Responsibility and Earnings Management In Terms of Accounting Information Quality

  • Uğur Kaya
  • Ömer Yazan
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Part of the Accounting, Finance, Sustainability, Governance & Fraud: Theory and Application book series (AFSGFTA)

Abstract

Accounting applications have partial flexibilities to have the capability to adapt different conditions. This situation gives executives the ability to make it look like the business’ activity results are different than they actually are. Manipulations such as earnings management decrease the accounting information quality, which consequently causes users of financial statements to make deficient or erroneous decisions and this negatively affects an important portion of the society. Businesses claim that corporate social responsibility is a manifestation of transparent and accountable administrative practices. Therefore, an outcome of corporate social responsibility should be providing the public with reliable financial statements. In that case, it can be expected that assuming a corporate social responsibility based point view should in turn limit the manipulation of financial statements through the usage of earnings management applications, at least to a degree. Because of the fact that corporate social responsibility can be an inhibiting factor for earnings management, the quality of the information presented to the interest groups might also increase. This study aims to reveal the relationship between corporate social responsibility and earnings management according to accounting information quality.

Keywords

Corporate social responsibility Earnings management Accounting information quality IAS/IFRS 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Economics and Administrative SciencesKaradeniz Technical UniversityTrabzonTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Economics and Administrative SciencesAksaray UniversityAksarayTurkey

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