The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management, Accounting by Colin Clubb

By Colin Clubb

Includes contributions from over one hundred twenty world-renowned specialists; Covers a variety of themes in monetary reporting, administration accounting, auditing and social accounting; specializes in the contribution of study to the research of latest accounting practices and to the improvement of latest practices; Informs readers approximately varied accounting issues and shows how numerous study views can give a contribution to the talk over the long run form of accounting; presents references to special assets within the educational literature.

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An alternative and highly practical attempt to extend the corporate reporting model has been driven by a joint taskforce established by the Danish Trade and Industry Development Council and the Copenhagen Business School. To investigate how one might report intellectual capital (IC) they have encouraged leading Danish companies to experiment with various IC reports. The intention has been to develop an understanding of best practice so that reporting standards may be established. ’’ In the first, there is some visualization of the company’s resources, customers, and technology.

Building on the Past With its focus upon those factors that are critical for the evaluation of the performance of a largescale commodity industry – return on fixed asset, inventory position, marginal unit cost of production, and so on – the current financial reporting model finds its roots firmly in the first chevron of figure 1. However, as the relevance of the reported financial numbers in understanding corporate performance has declined (Elliott, 1995; Collins, Maydrew, and Weiss, 1997; Lev and Zarowin, 1999), standard setters have tried to adapt existing accounting concepts to intangible assets.

NYU Stern. html. , and Zarowin, P. (1999). The boundaries of financial reporting and how to extend them. Journal of Accounting Research, 353–85. , and Dallas, G. (2002). Transparency and Disclosure: Overview of Methodology and Study Results. Standard and Poor. Thomas, A. (2003). A tale of two reports. European Business Forum (winter), 79–81. accounting for leases standards Trevor A. Wilkins This entry provides a comparison of the various standards on the accounting for leases that have been issued by the standard setting bodies in the USA, UK, Australia, and New Zealand, and by the International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC).

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