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The Impact Of Ifrs On Reporting For Business Combinations: An In-Depth Analysis Using The Telecommunications Industry

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  • Mario Carrara

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    (Brescia, Italy, Brescia, Italy)

  • Diogenis Baboukardos

    (Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping International Business School)

  • Cunningham Garry M.

    (Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping International Business School)

  • Hassel Lars G.

    (Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland)

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    The mandatory use of IFRS by all publicly listed companies in the European Union created challenges for accounting and reporting of business combinations, goodwill impairment and disclosures for these items. Major issues are allocation of amounts to goodwill and specific intangible assets arising from acquisition. This study presents an in-depth exploration of compliance with IFRS 3 and IAS 36 using content analysis methodology of annual reports of eight European telecommunications that were chose because the industry is well known for significant acquisitions involving intangibles. The results show only partial compliance with little change over the four year period since mandatory IFRS adoption. While results cannot be generalized outside this group, the in-depth analysis yielded important insights for continued research using broader research methods.

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    Article provided by University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics in its journal The Journal of the Faculty of Economics - Economic.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 (July)
    Pages: 557-593

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    Handle: RePEc:ora:journl:v:1:y:2011:i:1:p:557-593

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    Keywords: IFRS; business combinations; goodwill; content analysis; annual reports; listed companies;

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    1. Akhtaruddin, M., 2005. "Corporate mandatory disclosure practices in Bangladesh," The International Journal of Accounting, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 40(4), pages 399-422.
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