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Do IFRS Provide Better Information About Intangibles in Europe ?


  • Jean-Michel Sahut
  • Sandrine Boulerne
  • Frederic Teulon


Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to study the information content of intangible assets under IAS/IFRS when compared to Local GAAP for European listed companies. Design/methodology/approach – The paper employs multivariate regression models for a sa

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  • Jean-Michel Sahut & Sandrine Boulerne & Frederic Teulon, 2014. "Do IFRS Provide Better Information About Intangibles in Europe ?," Working Papers 2014-361, Department of Research, Ipag Business School.
  • Handle: RePEc:ipg:wpaper:2014-361

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