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Takeover - Strategies
... benefit from principal–agent problems associated with top executive compensation ... For example, it is fairly easy for a top executive to reduce the price of his/her company's stock – due to information asymmetry ... The executive can accelerate accounting of expected expenses, delay accounting of expected revenue, engage in off balance sheet transactions to make the company's profitability appear ...

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