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Dimensions of national culture and the accounting environment -The Spanish case-

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Gray (1988) has put forward a hypothesis on how a national accounting environment might reflect the cultural dimensions identified by Hofstede (1980, 1983). A number of studies have tested Gray's hypothesis, including one by Pourjalali and Meek (1995) which identified a match between changes in cultural dimensions and the accounting environment in Iran following the revolution. In this paper we replicate this work in the context of Spain following the death of Franco in 1975 and the emergence of a democratic constitution in 1978. Specifically, we: 1) Consider Gray's hypothesis built on Hofstede's cultural dimensions and review some empirical tests of the hypotheses. 2) Building on the work of Hofstede and Gray, we: put forward some hypotheses on how we would expect cultural dimensions to change in Spain with the transition to democracy. 3) Review developments in accounting in Spain following the transition to democracy, in order to identify how well these fit with our hypotheses.

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  • Oriol Amat & John Blake & Philip Wraith & Ester Oliveras, 1999. "Dimensions of national culture and the accounting environment -The Spanish case-," Economics Working Papers 394, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
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    1. Chanchani, Shalin & Willett, Roger, 2004. "An empirical assessment of Gray's accounting value constructs," The International Journal of Accounting, Elsevier, vol. 39(2), pages 125-154.
    2. Dima, Bogdan & Dima (Cristea), Stefana Maria, 2009. "A discussion on new cultural and accounting variables and IFRSs’ implementation[:] Empirical study on a sample of Central and Eastern European countries," MPRA Paper 27165, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Ibrahim Adagye Dauda & Bala Azagaku Ombugadu & Sylvester Umbugadu Aku, 2015. "Threats and Challenges to Accounting Profession: A Draw Back to the Development of Accounting Practices in Nigeria," International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, Human Resource Management Academic Research Society, International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, vol. 5(4), pages 96-104, October.
    4. Masoumeh Sadat Rasouli & Bahman Banimahd & Ramezan Ali Royaee, 2015. "The Effect of Motivational Values on Professionalism in Accounting," International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, Human Resource Management Academic Research Society, International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, vol. 5(1), pages 19-26, January.
    5. Dima, Bogdan & Cristea, Stefana Maria, 2008. "A web of intercorrelations: culture, financial reporting and social output," MPRA Paper 8246, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Management accounting; Spain; culture;

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

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