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Changes in value relevance of accounting information upon IFRS adoption: Evidence from Australia

Chalmers, Keryn; Clinch, Greg; Godfrey , Jayne


We investigate whether the adoption of IFRS increases the value relevance of accounting information for firms listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Using a longitudinal study that covers pre-IFRS and post-IFRS periods during 1990-2008, we find that earnings become more value-relevant whereas the book value of equity does not. This impact is concentrated in the subsamples of industrial firms, both large and small, and firms reporting an AGAAP-IFRS accounting reconciliation upon IFRS...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Management
DOI: 10.1177/0312896211404571


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