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In recent years, the Chinese government and the public accounting profession have advocated the audit practitioners’ use of professional liability insurance (PLI). As a tool to divert audit firms’ business risk, PLI contracts could decrease auditors’ diligence in conducting audits, which might...
Protecting environment has become a vital responsibility for corporations. Based on manually collected data of China’s A-share listed companies from 2010 to 2017, this study investigates the eﬀìct of corporate political connections (PCs) on corporate environmental protection-related investment...
This article examines the effect of anti-takeover provisions on executive excess compensation and find a positive association. Five further findings are as follows. First, among specific provisions, the anti-takeover provisions mainly used to delay the takeover process have a stronger effect on...
The selection and weighting of performance indicators are of vital importance for an effective compensation contract. We examine the effect of the reclassification of income statement items, caused by China’s new Accounting Standards for Business Enterprises (ASBE) in 2007 on the weight...
Based on data of state-owned enterprises listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges from 2003 to 2017, this study examines how mixed-ownership reform affects a company’s auditor choice from the perspectives of ownership structure and governance. We find that the higher the degree of...
Dividends have long been perceived as a way for firms to reward investors. However, managers are likely to inflate return on equity (ROE) by paying out dividends because doing so reduces owners’ equity. We utilise performance-vesting equity incentive plans that adopt ROE as the performance...
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