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A Brief Review Of Creative Accounting Literature And Its Consequences In Practice


  • Diana Balaciu

    (University of Oradea)

  • Victoria Bogdan

    (University of Oradea)

  • Alina Beattrice Vladu

    (Babes Bolyai University Cluj Napoca)


Our research has as main objective a short review of the aspects approached at theEuropean level regarding the role that creative accounting plays in the life of an enterprise. Inorder to achieve our goal, we have analysed approximately 40 academic articles indexed ininternational database, such as Science Direct, Emerald and ProQuest. We have used alongitudinal classification of the selected articles, studied between the years 1999 and 2009; wehave tried, also, a classification of these papers according to the most frequent debating themes. In the end of our research, we have formulated our own conclusion,, that there is nounanimously or unifying accepted theory at the international or European level regarding what is,what the creative accounting represents or which are its basic principles.

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  • Diana Balaciu & Victoria Bogdan & Alina Beattrice Vladu, 2009. "A Brief Review Of Creative Accounting Literature And Its Consequences In Practice," Annales Universitatis Apulensis Series Oeconomica, Faculty of Sciences, "1 Decembrie 1918" University, Alba Iulia, vol. 1(11), pages 1-16.
  • Handle: RePEc:alu:journl:v:1:y:2009:i:11:p:16

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    1. Shah, Atul K., 1996. "Creative compliance in financial reporting," Accounting, Organizations and Society, Elsevier, vol. 21(1), pages 23-39, January.
    2. Kinnunen, Juha & Keloharju, Matti & Kasanen, Eero & Niskanen, Jyrki, 2000. "Earnings management and expected dividend increases around seasoned share issues: evidence from Finland," Scandinavian Journal of Management, Elsevier, vol. 16(2), pages 209-228, June.
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    1. Herbei (Mot) Ioana & Cernusca Lucian, 2015. "Perceptions Regarding Treatments And Creative Accounting Policies," Annals - Economy Series, Constantin Brancusi University, Faculty of Economics, vol. 2, pages 173-187, April.
    2. Balaciu Diana Elisabeta & Vladu Alina Beattrice, 2010. "Creative Accounting - Players And Their Gains And Loses," Annals of Faculty of Economics, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, vol. 1(2), pages 813-819, December.
    3. Toma, Loredana Oana, 2016. "The ethics of tax accounting. Is there a conflict?," MPRA Paper 72168, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Toma, Loredana Oana, 2016. "The ethics of tax accounting. Is there a conflict?," MPRA Paper 72120, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    creative accounting; financial scandals; financial reporting;

    JEL classification:

    • M41 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - Accounting
    • M14 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Corporate Culture; Diversity; Social Responsibility
    • G34 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Mergers; Acquisitions; Restructuring; Corporate Governance


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