The Study of Earnings Management and R&D Expense of IPO Firms in Knowledge Based Industry

신규상장(IPO)시 지식기반산업에서의 연구개발비 지출과 경영자의 이익조정에 관한 연구

  • Received : 2013.05.29
  • Accepted : 2014.12.01
  • Published : 2014.12.01


This study investigates earnings management of IPO firms in knowledge-based-industry. we analyse the relation between earnings management and R&D expenses(Research and development expense)which is an important expenditure in knowledge based management. First, we found that the earnings management is the largest in the year when the firm is enrolled on the market. Second, the IPO firms have higher DA(discretionary accruals) than existing firms on the market and the size of R&D expenses is larger, too. Finally, in the IPO firms in knowledge-based-industry, the higher accounting receivable and R&D expenses are, the more happens earnings management. Our study shows that the IPO firms of knowledge-basedindustry have high R&D expenses which are core expenditure. Also, earnings management has happened frequently in the IPO firms.