مجلة الإستراتيجية والتنمية
Volume 11, Numéro 4, Pages 494-510
Authors : Kimouche Bilal .
The aim of this paper is to examine the effect of some financial characteristics (long term debts, short term debts, and capital cost) on earnings management. The study employed 193 observations that concern 25 Algerian companies during 2007-2019, based on multiple regression. According to the results, long term debts and short term debts do not affect earnings management in Algerian companies. This can be explained by the difficulty to attract users’ attention through earnings management in a way to cover the fact of financial structure, and the absence of a direct relationship of financial structure with earnings. Contrarily, the capital cost affects positively the earnings management, due to the importance of capital cost as a criterion for financial and investment decisions, and the existence of a direct relationship between the capital cost and earnings.
Earnings management ; Long term debts ; Short term debts ; Capital cost ; Algerian companies
Adel A. Salloum
Ziad Odeh Al-aamaidh