The impact of commercial press notifications on real earnings management

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Accounting, Rasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Rasht, Iran

2 Department of Business Management, Rasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Rasht, Iran


Nowadays, financial information is an important strategic tool in economic decision making and certainly, the quality of decisions depends on the accuracy, precision and timeliness of the information. The commercial press has an important role in disseminating information to market participants and affecting the financial performance of companies. From the investors' point of view, covering the news related to earnings announcements and raising capital by the commercial press is so important, because of their help to assess the future perspective of the company. In order to investigate the effect of commercial press notifications on earnings management based on accruals, the data of 147 manufacturing companies listed on Tehran exchanges and the OTC market from 2011 to 2019 are examined and tested through panel data. The results show that there is a negative and significant relationship between raising capital and earnings announcement news coverage by the commercial press and real earnings management. However, there was no significance in examining the role of commercial press publishing in raising capital and earnings announcements on real earnings management. It was found that there is a negative and significant relationship between the creating role of the commercial press in earnings announcements and real earnings management. Also, there was no relationship between the creating role of the commercial press in raising capital and real earnings management.


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Volume 14, Issue 5
May 2023
Pages 63-77
  • Receive Date: 11 April 2022
  • Revise Date: 22 May 2022
  • Accept Date: 26 June 2022