The Misrepresentation of Earnings; by Dichev et al.

In a recent article in the Financial Analysts Journal, titled “The Misrepresentation of Earnings,” Ilia Dichev, John Graham, Campbell R. Harvey, and Shiva Rajgopal explore the defining characteristics of earnings quality and the misrepresentation of earnings. As part of their inquiry, … Continue reading

Audit Firm Membership in Associations, Networks, and Alliances

Small Audit Firm Membership in Associations, Networks, and Alliances: Implications for Audit Quality and Audit Fees, an academic paper written by Kenneth L. Bills, Lauren M. Cunningham, and Linda A. Myers, examines membership in networks and alliances. The authors find evidence that smaller … Continue reading