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Clasificación del capital social de la sociedad cooperativa: una visión crítica

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  • Belén Fernández-Feijóo Souto

    () (Universidad de Vigo)

  • Mª José Cabaleiro Casal

    () (Universidad de Vigo)

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The reform of international accounting standards, as a consequence of the process of harmonization of European accounting systems, involves significant changes to the financial instruments that affect all types of enterprises. Both the equity and liabilities of cooperatives, added to the impact of their very definition, should be considered in the light of the specific characteristics of their application in participating companies. An important debate arose when share capital was first considered as an instrument of debt in IAS32, which was developed in the IFRIC2 interpretation, although this was later questioned in the draft of amendments to IAS32 by the IASB. Reform in Spain seems to ignore this controversy. The aim of this article is to provide a critical yet constructive approach with alternative proposals for the classification and accounting of share capital in cooperatives, reviewing opinions that go against the initial proposals of international standards and the Spanish solution.

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  • Belén Fernández-Feijóo Souto & Mª José Cabaleiro Casal, 2007. "Clasificación del capital social de la sociedad cooperativa: una visión crítica," CIRIEC-España, revista de economía pública, social y cooperativa, CIRIEC-España, issue 58, pages 7-29, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:cic:revcir:y:2007:i:58:p:7-29
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    Keywords

    Financial instrument; Cooperative enterprise; IAS32; IFRIC2; Capital resources; Substance over form.;

    JEL classification:

    • P13 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Cooperative Enterprises
    • M41 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - Accounting
    • K29 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Other
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill

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