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Detecting financial statement fraud: Three essays on fraud predictors, multi-classifier combination and fraud detection using data mining
Johan L. Perols
University of South Florida

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Detecting Financial Statement Fraud: Three Essays on Fraud Predictors, Multi-Classifier Combination and Fraud Detection Using Data Mining

by

Johan L. Perols

A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences Department of Accountancy College of Business University of South Florida

Co-Major Professor: Kaushal Chari, Ph.D. Co-Major Professor: Jacqueline L. Reck, Ph.D. Uday S. Murthy, Ph.D. Manish Agrawal, Ph.D. Date of Approval: April 10, 2008

Keywords: Earnings Management, Discretionary Accruals, Unexpected Productivity, Information Markets, Combiner Methods, Machine Learning © Copyright 2008, Johan L. Perols

Dedication To Becca who provided support (in many ways), encouragement and motivation, helped me with my ideas, and believed in me more than I sometimes did; and to family and friends for providing the motivation for completing this dissertation.

Acknowledgments To the faculty,

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