An Analysis of the Initial Adoption of Fas 141 and 142 in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Duchac, Jonathan, Douthett, Ed, Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal
In 2001 the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued FAS 141 Business Combinations, and FAS 142 Goodwill and Intangible Assets. These new accounting standards significantly changed the accounting for mergers and acquisitions, dramatically altering how business combinations are reflected in the surviving company's financial statements. These new rules are particularly relevant for companies in industries that rely heavily on intellectual capital to generate future cashflows, or those that are characterized by considerable mergers and acquisitions activity.
Documenting how these new standards are initially applied provides valuable insight into their impact on …
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Publication information: Article title: An Analysis of the Initial Adoption of Fas 141 and 142 in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Contributors: Duchac, Jonathan - Author, Douthett, Ed - Author. Journal title: Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal. Volume: 10. Issue: 3 Publication date: September 1, 2006. Page number: 41+. © The DreamCatchers Group, LLC 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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