Organizations typically have a number of contractual arrangements with debtholders, with many covenants written to incorporate accounting numbers.
(a) Why would an organisation agree to enter into such agreements with debtholders?
(b) On average, do debtholders gain from the existence of such agreements?
What is a 'heuristic' and why could it be beneficial for a group of financial statement users to be informed that they are applying a particular heuristic?
How 'generalisable' are the results derived from behavioral accounting research?