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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: The transition to IFRS and the value relevance of financial statements in Greece
Author(s): Tsalavoutas, Ioannis
Andre, Paul
Evans, Lisa
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Keywords: Creative accounting
IFRS implementation
Value relevance
Issue Date: Dec-2012
Date Deposited: 23-Jan-2013
Citation: Tsalavoutas I, Andre P & Evans L (2012) The transition to IFRS and the value relevance of financial statements in Greece. British Accounting Review, 44 (4), pp. 262-277.
Abstract: We examine the combined value relevance of book value of equity and net income before and after the mandatory transition to IFRS in Greece. Contrary to our expectations, we find no significant change in the explanatory power of value relevance regressions between the two periods. The coefficients on book value of equity and net income are positive and significant in both the pre-IFRS and post-IFRS periods. However, the coefficient on book value of equity is significantly greater under IFRS, whereas we find some evidence of a decrease in the coefficient on net income. Finally, we find that market participants viewed the extra information provided by reconciliations between Greek GAAP and IFRS for 2004 figures as incrementally value relevant.
DOI Link: 10.1016/
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