Numerous controversies - from goodwill amortisation to the appropriateness of fair value accounting - illustrate both the importance of measurement questions, and the difficulty often encountered in devising accounting measurement “solutions” that are widely accepted. This paper discusses what might be learned about accounting measurement questions from the perspective of capital markets-based research. While this field of inquiry is not well developed, there are indications that further research from the capital markets perspective could provide useful conclusions about accounting measurement.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Australian Accounting Review|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2000|