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Developments in the international harmonization of accounting

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Published by Edward Elgar in Cheltenham, UK, Northampton, MA .
Written in English


  • Accounting -- Standards,
  • Comparative accounting

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index

Statementedited by Christopher W. Nobes
SeriesThe new library of international accounting -- 4, An Elgar reference collection
ContributionsNobes, Christopher
LC ClassificationsHF5626 .D48 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 421 p. :
Number of Pages421
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17130125M
ISBN 101843760975
LC Control Number2003068791

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Advantages of global harmonization of accounting practices. IASB is working with a project of developing internationally accepted financial reporting framework. Under the project it is trying to bring convergence between local and international practices. Though there are several major barriers to convergence between international and local.   INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING HARMONIZATION Preliminary “Harmonization” is a process for improving the compatibility (suitability) accounting practices by setting limits on how large-prkatik practices may vary. Harmonization of standards will be free of conflicts of logic and can improve the comparability (comparability) of financial information from different countries. Haas, J. (). Towards a comprehensive appraisal of global accounting harmonization: About the “desirability” of IFRS–A comment on Ramanna’s “The international politics of IFRS harmonization”. Accounting, Economics and Law, 3(2), Lakmal, D. (). Impact of International Accounting Harmonization. Browser Download This Paper. The development in international trade and capital flows that has occurred over the previous two decades has increased the desire to harmonise accounting standards across the globe. The appeal of international accounting harmonization has been extensively discussed. Numerous academics Ali, J M (), Adhikari and Tondkar (), Saudagaran.