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The Effects of the Asian Financial Crisis on Accounting Conservatism in Indonesia


  • Dezie L. Warganegara

    (BINUS Business School, BINUS University Jalan Hang Lekir I, No. 6, Jakarta, 10270 Indonesia)

  • Vina Vionita

    (Stern Stewart & Pte Ltd Penthouse Level, Suntec Tower Three, 8 Temasek Boulevard, 38988 Singapore)


This study examines the extent of conservatism in publicly listed Indonesian companies prior to and following the Asian financial crisis. This study finds that prior to the crisis, share returns did not lead earnings, and accounting practices in Indonesia failed to utilise accruals for reducing cash flow noise as well as to demonstrate conservatism in financial reporting preparation. In the post-crisis period, although there is evidence that stock returns led earnings and that accruals were utilised properly in noise reductions, accounting practices in Indonesia still did not exhibit the accepted level of conservatism.

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  • Dezie L. Warganegara & & Vina Vionita, 2010. "The Effects of the Asian Financial Crisis on Accounting Conservatism in Indonesia," Asian Academy of Management Journal of Accounting and Finance (AAMJAF), Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia, vol. 6(1), pages 69-88.
  • Handle: RePEc:usm:journl:aamjaf00601_69-88

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    1. Persakis, Anthony & Iatridis, George Emmanuel, 2015. "Earnings quality under financial crisis: A global empirical investigation," Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Elsevier, vol. 30(C), pages 1-35.


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