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Kvinnliga beslutsfattare och resultatmanipulering på Stockholmsbörsen
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Redovisningsskandaler runt om i världen har medfört ett ökat intresse från lagstiftare och akademiker för ledares kontroll över finansiell rapportering. För intressenter är det viktigt att den redovisade informationen återspeglar den ekonomiska verkligheten. Tidigare forskning rapporterar att beteendeskillnader existerar mellan kvinnor och män. Studiens syfte är att analysera samband mellan kön och resultatmanipulering, vilket definieras som att en högre (lägre) grad av resultatmanipulering leder till sämre (bättre) grad av överensstämmelse mellan ett bolags resultatredovisning och bolagets ekonomiska verklighet. Tidigare forskning som undersökt detta har producerat inkonsekventa resultat både vad gäller kön hos finansdirektörer och vd:ar och dessas samband med resultatmanipulering. I ett urval om 518 räkenskapsår dragna från Stockholmsbörsens Large Cap mäter vi detta samband med två olikaregressionsmodeller. Modellerna visar inget samband mellan kvinnliga vd:ar ochresultatmanipulering. Enbart en av modellerna visar ett negativt samband mellankvinnliga finansdirektörer och resultatmanipulering. Slutsatsen är att kvinnligafinansdirektörer och vd:ar inte resultatmanipulerar mindre än manliga finansdirektörer och vd:ar på Stockholmsbörsen.

Abstract [en]

Financial accounting scandals throughout the world have led to an increased interest, among legislators and scholars, for managers’ control over financial reporting. For stakeholders, it is important that the reported financial information reflects the underlying economic reality. Earlier research report differences in behavior between women and men. The purpose of this study is to analyze correlations between gender and earnings management, which we define as: A higher (lower) level of earnings management implies a worse (better) conformity between some firm’s reported earnings and the economic reality of said firm. Earlier research studying this subject have produced inconsistent findings on the impact of CFO and CEO gender on earnings management. We measure this correlation, using two different regression models, in a sample of 518 financial years, drawn from the Large Cap list of the Nasdaq Stockholm stock exchange. These models do not show any correlation between CEO gender and earnings management in this sample. Only one of the models shows a negativecorrelation between female CFOs and earnings management. We conclude that female CFOs and CEOs do not manage earnings any differently than their male counterparts, in firms listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm stock exchange.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 52
Keywords [en]
Reported earnings, earnings management, accruals, gender, CFO, CEO, Nasdaq Stockholm.
Keywords [sv]
Resultatredovisning, resultatmanipulering, periodisering, kön, finansdirektör, vd, verkställande direktör, Stockholmsbörsen.
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-33723OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-33723DiVA, id: diva2:1213978
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Business Administration FE1
Educational program
BSc Programme in Business and Economics SEKOG 180 higher education credits
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Available from: 2018-06-05 Created: 2018-06-05 Last updated: 2018-06-13Bibliographically approved

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