Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor of Accounting , Yazd University, Yazd, Iran.

2 Ph.D, Department of Accounting, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran

3 M.A. Student in Accounting,Yazd University, Yazd, Iran.


This study examines earnings quality in the relations network of the board of directors of companies in the Iranian stock market in the period 2011 to 2020. This study has a quantitative approach that is post-event in terms of implementation. Furthermore, it is based on graphic techniques on graph theory. Network analysis and regression analysis were used to conduct research tests. Findings showed that in the communication network of companies, some of them are in a better position and have more access and effectiveness. Better location can lead to easier access to information and resources faster. Also, the results of testing the hypotheses showed that there is no significant relationship between the betweenness centrality, and earnings quality. But there is a significant negative relationship between the degree centrality and earnings quality and a significant positive relationship between the closeness centrality, and the earnings quality. In other words, it can be said that the position in the structure of relationships can somehow affect earnings quality of companies.


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