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dc.contributor.authorGer, Carol Owenga
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-12T07:50:27Z
dc.date.available2018-11-12T07:50:27Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11071/6116
dc.descriptionSubmitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Degree of Master of Commerce of Strathmore Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractThis research study aims at determining the extent of earnings management among non-financial companies listed on the securities exchange in East Africa and consequently, its relationship to executive compensation. The study was conducted among 41 non-financial companies listed during the period 2002-2016. The study used both primary and secondary sources of data whereby secondary data gathered from annual reports were used to provide empirical evidence which aimed at determining the extent of earnings management and its relationship to executive compensation. Primary data obtained through the use of questionnaires given to respondents were used to assess the perception of industry players on the extent of earnings management and its relationship to executive compensation. Pooled OLS regression was used to analyze the secondary data whereas the primary data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and triangulated to secondary data findings. This study finds that a positive significant relationship exists between executive compensation and accrual-based earnings management, however a negative and significant relationship exists between executive compensation and real earnings management. Investors are encouraged to exercise caution when deciding how to remunerate executives. Researchers and scholars are encouraged to research on better models to estimate earnings management. The study incorporated both accrual-based and real strategies in studying the relationship between executive compensation and earnings management, providing evidence of the use of both strategies. A limitation of this study is that it focused on non-financial companies, therefore other researchers are encouraged to look into earnings management in financial companies.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherStrathmore Universityen_US
dc.subjectEarnings Managementen_US
dc.subjectNon-Financial Companiesen_US
dc.subjectPooled OLSen_US
dc.subjectAccrual-Dased Earnings Managementen_US
dc.titleThe Relationship between executive compensation and earnings management among non-financial companies listed on the securities exchange in East Africaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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