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A theory of European accounting development applied to accounting change in contemporary Poland

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  • Danuta Krzywda
  • Derek Bailey
  • Marek Schroeder

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The paper presents a theory for understanding the diversity of European accounting in market economies by reference to socio-economic factors within an historical context. The theory is developed with reference to two ideal types, based upon the experiences of Britain and Germany. The theory is then used to illuminate the process of accounting transformation in the transitional Polish economy. As a result of the application of the theory in this national context, the paper concludes that accounting policy makers in Central and Eastern Europe will be constrained in their choices of appropriate accounting principles, policies and institutions from the diversity of models available in the market economies of Western Europe. The inference from this conclusion is that the frequently expressed fears concerning the adoption of inappropriate accounting models by emerging market economies may have been exaggerated.

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  • Danuta Krzywda & Derek Bailey & Marek Schroeder, 1995. "A theory of European accounting development applied to accounting change in contemporary Poland," European Accounting Review, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 4(4), pages 625-657.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:euract:v:4:y:1995:i:4:p:625-657 DOI: 10.1080/09638189500000043
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    1. Danuta Krzywda & Derek Bailey & Marek Schroeder, 1998. "The development of the role of the statutory audit in the transitional Polish economy," European Accounting Review, Taylor & Francis Journals, pages 407-440.
    2. Nhu Tuyên Lê & Marc De Bourmont & Olivier Vidal, 2011. "La perception des changements comptables par les acteurs : le cas du Viêt-Nam," Grenoble Ecole de Management (Post-Print) hal-00650545, HAL.
    3. Brown, J David & Earle, John S & Lup, Dana, 2005. "What Makes Small Firms Grow? Finance, Human Capital, Technical Assistance, and the Business Environment in Romania," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, pages 33-70.
    4. Tyrrall, David & Woodward, David & Rakhimbekova, Almagoul, 2007. "The relevance of International Financial Reporting Standards to a developing country: Evidence from Kazakhstan," The International Journal of Accounting, Elsevier, vol. 42(1), pages 82-110.
    5. Craner, John & Krzywda, Danuta & Novotny, Jiri & Schroeder, Marek, 2000. "The Determination of a Group for Accounting Purposes in the UK, Poland, and the Czech Republic in a Supranational Context," The International Journal of Accounting, Elsevier, vol. 35(3), pages 355-397, September.
    6. Judy Day & Peter Taylor, 2010. "Trajectories of accounting and auditing development in EU enlargement: comparative analysis of ten new member states," Journal of Management & Governance, Springer;Accademia Italiana di Economia Aziendale (AIDEA), vol. 14(4), pages 313-350, November.
    7. Ezzamel, Mahmoud & Xiao, Jason Zezhong, 2015. "The development of accounting regulations for foreign invested firms in China: The role of Chinese characteristics," Accounting, Organizations and Society, Elsevier, vol. 44(C), pages 60-84.
    8. Nhu Tuyên Le, 2009. "Liens Entre Comptabilite Et Systeme Economique : La Transition Vietnamienne," Grenoble Ecole de Management (Post-Print) halshs-00460227, HAL.

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