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The relevance of IFRS to an emerging market: evidence from Greece

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  • Apostolos A. Ballas
  • Despina Skoutela
  • Christos A. Tzovas

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Purpose – This paper aims to examine the relevance of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in emerging markets, with special reference to the case of Greece. Design/methodology/approach – This paper adopts a mixed methodology relying primarily on secondary sources such as the relevant legislation, published annual reports and reports on the effects of the application of IFRS by Greek firms as well as the results of a postal survey addressed to the finance managers of the top 100 Greek firms. For the postal survey, a modified version of the questionnaire used by Tyrall et al. was adopted. Findings – Although the Greek environment was not appropriate for IFRS application, participants in the survey believe that their adoption improved the quality of financial reporting. The introduction of IFRS increased the reliability, transparency and comparability of the financial statements. Practical implications – This study provides insights regarding the extent to which the introduction of IFRS influenced the accounting information supplied by firms operating within the European Union. Originality/value – The paper empirically investigates the impact of the introduction of IFRS on the quality of financial statements within the context of emerging markets.

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Article provided by Emerald Group Publishing in its journal Managerial Finance.

Volume (Year): 36 (2010)
Issue (Month): 11 (November)
Pages: 931-948

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Handle: RePEc:eme:mfipps:v:36:y:2010:i:11:p:931-948

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Keywords: Emerging markets; Financial reporting; Greece;

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Cited by:
  1. Raluca Valeria RATIU, 2012. "Accounting Regulations for Goodwill at a National, European and International Level," Romanian Statistical Review Supplement, Romanian Statistical Review, vol. 60(4), pages 249-258, November.
  2. Vasilios-Christos Naoum & Nicos Sykianakis & Christos Tzovas, 2011. "The perceptions of managers of Greek firms regarding the Costs and Benefits ensuing from the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards in Greece," International Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research (IJESAR), Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Kavala, Greece, vol. 4(3), pages 59-74, December.

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