In this paper, we investigate whether there is a change of real earnings management for firms facing pressures of the new technology implementation of eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL). We find that real earnings management increases after the implementation of XBRL in China, especially under the dual regulation of XBRL policies from two regulators (China Securities Regulation Committee and Ministry of Finance). Given the long term detrimental effect of real earnings management on firm value, this could be unexpected consequences of XBRL technology in emerging market. Furthermore, state-owned enterprises and non-state-owned enterprises behave differently under the dual regulation of XBRL policies.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Business, Management and Accounting(all)
- Real earnings management
- Risk aversion