A study on the effect of joint supervision between auditors and sponsors: evidence from China

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Accounting and Finance


This study examines the joint supervision of auditors and sponsors in a sample of private placements on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock markets from 2006 to 2019. We observe variation in the inhibitory effect of earnings management and inefficient investment based on the combination of intermediaries with different reputations. We find that auditors exert a strong inhibitory effect on earnings management while sponsors are best positioned to suppress inefficient investment. Furthermore, this study enriches the existing supervisory literature and provides insights to further improve the relationship between auditors and sponsors in the context of China’s unique registration system.

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