Property rights and earnings manipulation

Miglo, Anton (2009) Property rights and earnings manipulation. International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, 31. pp. 116-128. ISSN 1450-2887


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Existing literature on property rights stresses the effect that
distortions in future investment decisions have on establishing the optimal property rights. This paper demonstrates that property rights may also
be affected by contracts which exist prior to the establishment of property rights. We consider a two-period model where a fi�rm�'s claimholders have contracts on current earnings and must determine the allocation of property rights on the �firm�'s residual assets. The allocation of these rights affects the claimholders' �incentives to undertake optimal fi�nancial decisions which
simultaneously affects current cash fl�ows and the fi�rm'�s residual value. We argue that property rights should be connected to the existing contracts through the rule of marginal revenues in order to mitigate the intertemporal
substitution (earnings manipulation) problem.

Item Type: Article
10 January 2009Accepted
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-02 - economics > CAH15-02-01 - economics
CAH17 - business and management > CAH17-01 - business and management > CAH17-01-02 - business studies
CAH17 - business and management > CAH17-01 - business and management > CAH17-01-04 - management studies
CAH17 - business and management > CAH17-01 - business and management > CAH17-01-07 - finance
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > Birmingham City Business School
Depositing User: Anton Miglo
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2018 09:04
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2023 11:49

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