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Fraudulent financial reporting motivations in emerging markets

Farqad Sallal (Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran)
Mohammad Ali Bagherpour Velashani (Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran)
Mohammad Javad Saei (Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran)

Journal of Financial Crime

ISSN: 1359-0790

Article publication date: 23 April 2021

Issue publication date: 5 August 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to study comparatively motivations for committing fraud in financial statements in two emerging markets including Iran and Iraq.

Design/methodology/approach

The research is a descriptive survey and statistical population consists of independent auditors. The field survey and questionnaire were used for data collection.

Findings

Findings can raise auditors’ awareness of management fraud motivations. It can help regulators and authorities in both countries as well as other emerging markets for establishing suitable rules and regulation.

Originality/value

This paper’s contribution was in identifying and comparing management’s motivations to commit financial reporting fraud in two emerging markets including Iraq and Iran.

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Citation

Sallal, F., Bagherpour Velashani, M.A. and Saei, M.J. (2021), "Fraudulent financial reporting motivations in emerging markets", Journal of Financial Crime, Vol. 28 No. 3, pp. 892-905. https://doi.org/10.1108/JFC-09-2020-0188

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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