Making Accounting Policy: The Quest for Credibility in Financial Reporting

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MAKING
ACCOUNTING
POLICY
The Quest for Credibility
in Financial Reporting

David Solomons

New York Oxford

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

1986

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Series Foreword vii
  • Preface xi
  • Acknowledgments xiv
  • Contents xv
  • List of Abbreviations xvii
  • 1 - The Nature of Accounting Policy 3
  • Further Readings 20
  • Further Readings 21
  • Further Readings 22
  • 2 - The Institutions That Make Accounting Policy: the United States 25
  • Summary 50
  • Further Readings 51
  • Notes 51
  • 3 - The Institutions That Make Accounting Policy: the International Dimension 53
  • Further Readings 63
  • Further Readings 65
  • 4 - Usefulness for Decision Making: the Objective of Financial Reporting 66
  • Further Readings 84
  • Further Readings 85
  • 5 - The Quality of Accounting Information 86
  • Further Readings 112
  • Further Readings 113
  • 6 - What Financial Statements Don't Show: the Problem of Recognition and Measurement 115
  • Further Readings 134
  • Further Readings 135
  • 7 - Measuring Profit in an Age of Inflation: Alternative Accounting Models 137
  • Further Readings 163
  • Notes 164
  • 8 - Measuring Profit in an Age of Inflation: the Need for Change 165
  • Further Readings 181
  • Further Readings 182
  • 9 - Regulation and Disclosure 183
  • Further Readings 198
  • Further Readings 200
  • 10 - Accounting Policy in an Efficient Market 201
  • Further Readings 215
  • Further Readings 217
  • Further Readings 218
  • 11 - Accounting Standards and Public Policy 220
  • Further Readings 236
  • Notes 237
  • 12 - Making Accounting Standards Acceptable 239
  • Conclusion 246
  • Further Readings 247
  • Notes 247
  • Glossary 249
  • Index 253
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