JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTING, FINANCE, ECONOMICS, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Print ISSN  :  2708-616X     |  Online ISSN  :   2708-6178   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.62458/160224

Volume 9 |  Number 1  |   January – June 2024   | DOI: https://doi.org/10.62458/jafess9(1)

Does Corporate Social Responsibility Engagement Reduce Earnings Management? Evidence from Cambodian-Listed Companies

Received : January 2024   |   Revised: May 2024    |   Accepted:  June 2024

 

Zubir Azhar, Ph.D.
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
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CamEd Business School, Cambodia 
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ABSTRACT

This research aims to explore the influence of ethics on financial reporting quality by investigating the correlation between corporate social responsibility (CSR) and accrual-based earnings management (AEM) within a sample of Cambodian non-financial listed companies over the nine years from 2014 to 2022. The study reveals that the level of involvement in AEM is lower in Cambodian firms, which have a higher tendency to engage in charitable activities. The study’s findings hold significant implications as they contribute to a deeper understanding of financial reporting practices and CSR initiatives, which may interest stakeholders, including investors, regulatory bodies, and scholars interested in ethical business practices. Furthermore, it offers valuable insights into the ongoing debate surrounding the impact of ethics on the quality of financial reporting, particularly within emerging economies.

Keywords: Corporate social responsibility; Earnings management; Absolute value of discretionary accruals; Ethical business practices

 

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Azhar, Z. (2024). Does Corporate Social Responsibility Engagement Reduce Earnings Management? Evidence from Cambodian-Listed Companies JAFESS, 9(1), 1 – 12. https://doi.org/10.62458/jafess9(1)

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