Are accruals actually less persistent than cash flows?

De Moura, André Aroldo Freitas, Motoki, Fabio ORCID:, Modolo, Rafaela and Gerakos, Joseph (2023) Are accruals actually less persistent than cash flows?

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Prior literature finds that cash flows are more persistent than accruals. We show that this finding arises from empirical specifications that do not completely incorporate non-current accruals and do not account for accrual estimation errors. We develop a specification that addresses these two issues and then show that accruals are more persistent than cash flows. In addition, we develop and apply an approach to validate accrual specifications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 4* ,/dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/REFrank/4_
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2023 15:30
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 01:39
DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.4398902

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