Socio-Economic Consequences of IFRSs

Authored by: Soledad Moya

The Routledge Companion to Accounting, Reporting and Regulation

Print publication date:  September  2013
Online publication date:  October  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415625739
eBook ISBN: 9780203103203
Adobe ISBN: 9781136243509


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The objective of this chapter is to outline a map of the literature on possible social and economic consequences of the adoption and implementation of IFRSs. Although probably older, the concept of economic consequences gained prominence in the late 1970s after publications by Wyatt (1977), Rappaport (1977) and Zeff (1978). Zeff (1978: p. 56) defined economic consequences as the impact of accounting reports on the decision-making behavior of business, government, unions, investors and creditors.

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