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Compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards and auditor choice: New evidence on the importance of the statutory audit

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  • Hodgdon, Christopher
  • Tondkar, Rasoul H.
  • Adhikari, Ajay
  • Harless, David W.

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We examine the impact of auditor choice on IFRS compliance under the assumption of strict exogeneity of auditor choice. Our results reveal that compliance is positively related to auditor choice after controlling for firm size, profitability, leverage, degree of international diversification, and whether a firm has a U.S. listing or was audited according to International Standards of Auditing. We also find that auditor choice is positively related to firm compliance when controlling for unmeasured, firm-specific effects. The results of our study reinforce the importance of developing institutional mechanisms (e.g., enforcement, auditing, or corporate governance structures) to encourage compliance with IFRS.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal The International Journal of Accounting.

Volume (Year): 44 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 33-55

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Handle: RePEc:eee:accoun:v:44:y:2009:i:1:p:33-55

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Keywords: International Financial Reporting Standards IFRS compliance Auditor choice IASB Voluntary disclosure;

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  1. Hooghiemstra, Reggy, 2010. "Letters to the shareholders: A content analysis comparison of letters written by CEOs in the United States and Japan," The International Journal of Accounting, Elsevier, vol. 45(3), pages 275-300, September.
  2. Vieru, Markku & Schadewitz, Hannu, 2010. "Impact of IFRS transition on audit and non-audit fees: evidence from small and medium-sized listed companies in Finland," MPRA Paper 44664, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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