On the Application of Accounting Rates of Return

Mayer, Colin and Kay, John (1986) On the Application of Accounting Rates of Return. The Economic Journal, 96 (381). pp. 199-207.

Abstract

The article presents a study on the application of some accounting concepts and functions in economic analysis. According to the author, his analysis will provide a basis on which accountants can discriminate between the alternative rules and standards available to them by reference to their relevance to the information required by investors or regulators. The author states that current cost accounts should be used with care. The appropriate method for economic interpretation of rates of return on capital deals with the application of the balance sheet conventions of current cost accounting.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: accountancy; economics; finance
Subject(s): Finance
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2012 13:48
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2017 15:18
Funders: N/A
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/2173

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