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Les motivations au découplage, au-delà de la seule quête de légitimité, l'exemple de l'introduction de l'IFRS 8

  • Dragos Zelinschi


    (LEMNA - Laboratoire d'économie et de management de Nantes Atlantique - UN - Université de Nantes)

  • Yves Levant


    (LEM - Lille - Economie et Management - Université de Lille, Sciences et Technologies - Fédération Universitaire et Polytechnique de Lille - Université de Lille, Sciences Humaines et Sociales - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Nicolas Berland


    (DRM - Dauphine Recherches en Management - Université Paris-Dauphine - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

According to IFRS 8, segment reporting has to be based on information prepared for internal management decisions. In this paper, we attempt to explain the gap between the expected impact of this standard and its actual implementation. Indeed, disclosed segment information apparently complies with IFRS 8, but in reality financial reporting remained unchanged. Through a field study, we emphasize the institutional logic ruling this phenomenon, shaped around the concept of decoupling. Our study leads to two series of preliminary results: the first one refers to the dynamics of power within companies, while the second one allows us to build a model explaining the decoupling.

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Date of creation: 10 May 2011
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Publication status: Published in Comptabilités, économie et société, May 2011, Montpellier, France., 2011
Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00650596
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