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Accounting Choices for Tangible Assets: A Study of Greek Firms

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  • Apostolos Ballas

    () (Athens University of Economics and Business, Patision 76, 104 34, Athens)

  • Vaia Panagiotou

    () (Athens University of Economics and Business, Patision 76, 104 34, Athens)

  • Christos Tzovas

    () (Athens University of Economics and Business, Patision 76, 104 34, Athens)

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the choices of Greek firms regarding the measurement of an item of a fixed tangible asset subsequent to its initial recognition, including impairment recognition, under IAS 16 and IAS 36 using a sample of Greek firms for the years 2005, 2007 and 2009. Results indicate that the cost model is more likely to be adopted by the more leveraged firms. In addition, it has been examined the compliance of the sample firms with disclosure requirements of IAS 16 and IAS 36. It appears that the disclosure compliance of the sample firms with the disclosure requirements of IAS 16 and 36 is influenced by firm’s choice of valuation method for the measurement of an item of a fixed tangible asset subsequent to its initial recognition. It appears that the firms that adopt the revaluation method exhibit lower compliance rates.

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  • Apostolos Ballas & Vaia Panagiotou & Christos Tzovas, 2014. "Accounting Choices for Tangible Assets: A Study of Greek Firms," SPOUDAI Journal of Economics and Business, SPOUDAI Journal of Economics and Business, University of Piraeus, vol. 64(4), pages 18-38, October-D.
  • Handle: RePEc:spd:journl:v:64:y:2014:i:4:p:18-38
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    Keywords

    Implementation; Fixed tangible assets; Greece.;

    JEL classification:

    • M41 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - Accounting

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