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La comptabilité en « juste valeur » permet-elle une meilleure représentation de l’entreprise ?

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  • Jean-François Casta

[eng] Is the fair value a true measurement of firm's value ? This article analyses the utility of a fair value measurement of firm's income and value. The answer of the question « Is fair value relevant ? » concerns three subjects : Do fair value accounting standards explain a best assessment of the enterprise's value and of its business risk ? What is the information for stakeholders and shareholders ? What is the utility of fair value for decision making ? This article considers bases and limits of traditional accounting model. It analyses determining factors and emerging process of fair value regarding uses and needs of financial statements. This article presents a survey of empirical works assessing utility of fair value in accounting. JEL classifications : G14, M41 [fre] Cet article s'interroge sur l'utilité d'une mesure de la richesse et du revenu de l'entreprise fondée sur la juste valeur. La question « l'évaluation à la juste valeur est-elle pertinente ? » peut s'analyser ainsi : les « nombres comptables » reposant sur la juste valeur donnent-ils une meilleure estimation de la valeur de l'entreprise et du risque d'activité ? Quel est leur contenu informatif pour les utilisateurs ? Quelle est l'utilité de l'information en juste valeur pour la prise de décision ? Cet article tente de répondre à ces questions en examinant les fondements et les limites du modèle comptable traditionnel ; en analysant ensuite les déterminants et le processus d'émergence de la juste valeur au regard du rôle assigné aux états financiers et des besoins des utilisateurs ; en présentant enfin une synthèse des travaux empiriques relatifs à l'évaluation de l'utilité de l'information comptable en juste valeur. Classification JEL : G14, M41

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Article provided by Programme National Persée in its journal Revue d'économie financière.

Volume (Year): 71 (2003)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 17-31

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Handle: RePEc:prs:recofi:ecofi_0987-3368_2003_num_71_2_4842
Note: DOI:10.3406/ecofi.2003.4842
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  1. Eccher, Elizabeth A. & Ramesh, K. & Thiagarajan, S. Ramu, 1996. "Fair value disclosures by bank holding companies," Journal of Accounting and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 22(1-3), pages 79-117, October.
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