What triggers top management turnovers in China?
China, CEO turnovers, Earnings, SOE reform, Leverage
Studies on management turnover in Chinese companies typically find that turnover decisions are associated with companies' accounting performance. Using a sample of Chinese company turnovers during 2000–2003, we disaggregate their net-earnings into core, recurring non-core, and other non-recurring components. Analyzing these earnings components, we show that turnover decisions for government firms are related negatively only to recurring earnings which consist of operating, administrative and financial expenses. Leverage also plays a significant role suggesting the concern that high debt levels may reduce the impacts of the Chinese SOE reforms. However, turnovers in private firms are associated with poor core earnings, a result similar with profit-maximizing firms in developed economies.
Journal of Contemporary Accounting & Economics
Cheng, P.,Li, J.,& Tong, W. H. (2008). What triggers top management turnovers in China?. Journal of Contemporary Accounting & Economics, 4 (1), 50-87. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1815-5669(10)70029-1