Accounting for the growth and transformation of Chinese businesses and the Chinese economy: implications for transitional and development economics

Suzuki, Tomo, Yan, Yan and Chen, Bingyi (2007) Accounting for the growth and transformation of Chinese businesses and the Chinese economy: implications for transitional and development economics. Socio-Economic Review, 5 (4). pp. 665-694.

Abstract

This paper aims at understanding the recent evolution of Chinese accounting standards while focusing on accounting for business combinations as a case of reference. A comprehensive comparative analysis between the standards of the International Accounting Standards Board and Chinese accounting standards is provided, based upon a dualistic approach towards two opposing perspectives of accounting, static (fair value) and dynamic (matching based). The comparison casts doubt on the ultimate convergence of Chinese and international accounting standards. Main differences remain and are explained by taking into account: (i) the special Chinese context, (ii) the massive industrial development experienced by business enterprises in China and (iii) the dynamic accounting perspective that leading accounting theorists and Chinese regulatory authorities agree with and wish to encourage.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: financial institutions; China; National Accounting Institute; strategy and leadership; economic development; accountics; accounting
Subject(s): Accounting
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2011 08:51
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2017 16:30
Funders: N/A
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/903

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