Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2016, Page: 85-94
Accounting Conservatism Alleviates Firm’s Investment Efficiency: An Evidence from China
Naveed Razzaq, School of Accountancy, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, Nanchang, China
Zhang Rui, School of Accountancy, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, Nanchang, China
Zou Donghua, School of Accountancy, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, Nanchang, China
Received: Jul. 14, 2016;       Published: Jul. 15, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijber.20160504.12      View  3495      Downloads  125
Abstract
This study examined the association of accounting conservatism with investment efficiency, and its effects on investment efficiency by mitigating firms from under and over investments of listed companies in China (2002 to 2013). First, we find the existence of conservatism in accounting practices of Chinese firms, later to hypothesize that how conservatism improves investment efficiency to alleviate under or over investment stresses. Thus, our findings confirmed that accounting conservatism improves investment efficiency of Chinese firms by mitigating under (over) investments. Furthermore, significant correlation existed for investment efficiency with free cash flow and corporate governance such as CEO duality and percentage of board members. In robust test, we find conservatism reduces the CEO duality and top one shareholder tunneling effect which may cause agency problem.
Keywords
Accounting Conservatism, Investment Efficiency, Overinvestment, Underinvestment
To cite this article
Naveed Razzaq, Zhang Rui, Zou Donghua, Accounting Conservatism Alleviates Firm’s Investment Efficiency: An Evidence from China, International Journal of Business and Economics Research. Vol. 5, No. 4, 2016, pp. 85-94. doi: 10.11648/j.ijber.20160504.12
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