Impact of Firm Size on Earnings Management: A Study of Textile Sector of Pakistan
European Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 7, No. 28, 2015
10 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2015
Date Written: December 2, 2015
The study was conducted to evaluate the impact of firm size on earnings management for the textile sector of Pakistan. For this purpose annual ten years data was obtained from 2004 to 2013 for fifty selected firms from the textile sector of Pakistan. Natural logarithm of total assets was used as the proxy of firm size. On the other hand earning management was the dependent variable of this study. Earnings management was measured through discretionary accruals by using modified Jones model. Descriptive statistics, correlation and panel data analysis was used for capturing the impact of firm size on earnings management. The statistical results of this study revealed that there is positive and significant impact of firm size on earnings management.
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