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Asian Journal of Management
Year : 2017, Volume : 8, Issue : 3
First page : ( 494) Last page : ( 500)
Print ISSN : 0976-495X. Online ISSN : 2321-5763.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5763.2017.00080.4

Earnings management practices in India: A study on selected public enterprises

Debnath Pranesh*

Assistant Registrar (Finance), Tripura University [A Central University], Suryamaninagar-799022.

*Corresponding Author E-mail: praneshdebnath@gmail.com

Online published on 22 September, 2017.


The present study attempted to explore the impact of discretionary accruals on earnings management practices among the Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) in Indian. DeAngelo (1986) Model has been used for calculating discretionary accruals in regard to potential earnings management for the study. The sample was drawn from public enterprises in India during the year from 2003–04 to 2012–13. It also explores earnings management issues with respect to industry classification on the basis of service and non-service sectors and witnessed that the service sector industries under study are involve in income decreasing earnings management while non-service sector industries are reverse practice. Furthermore, it is also found that there is negative correlation between size of the firm and Discretionary accruals as proxy to earnings management during the study period.



Discretionary Accrual, Earnings Management, Operating Cash Flow, Public Enterprise.


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