dc.contributor.authorCall, Andrew C.
dc.contributor.authorChen, Shuping
dc.contributor.authorMiao, Bin
dc.contributor.authorTong, Yen H.
dc.identifier.citationCall, A. C., Chen, S., Miao, B., & Tong, Y. H. (2014). Short-term earnings guidance and accrual-based earnings management. Review of Accounting Studies, 19(2), 955-987.en_US
dc.description.abstractMotivated by recent practitioners’ concerns that short-term earnings guidance leads to managerial myopia, we investigate the impact of short-term earnings guidance on earnings management. Using a propensity-score matched control sample, we find strong and consistent evidence that the issuance of short-term quarterly earnings guidance is associated with less, rather than more, earnings management. We also find that regular guiders exhibit less earnings management than do less regular guiders. Our findings hold using both abnormal accruals and discretionary revenues to measure earnings management and after controlling for potential reverse causality concerns. Furthermore, in a setting where managers have particularly strong capital market incentives to manage earnings, we corroborate these findings by documenting that earnings guidance either has no impact on or mitigates earnings management. Overall, our evidence does not support the criticism from practitioners that short-term earnings guidance leads to more earnings management.en_US
dc.format.extent45 p.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesReview of accounting studiesen_US
dc.rights© 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Review of Accounting Studies, Springer Science+Business Media New York. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11142-013-9270-7].en_US
dc.titleShort-term earnings guidance and accrual-based earnings managementen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolCollege of Business (Nanyang Business School)en_US
dc.description.versionAccepted versionen_US

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