Managers’ segment disclosure choices under IFRS 8: EU evidence

Ahmed Aboud, Clare Roberts

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    Abstract

    We examine the impact of proprietary and agency cost motives on segment disclosure quality and quantity and how the adoption of the principle IFRS 8 affects this impact. By using hand-collected data, our results show that proprietary and agency costs play a relevant role in determining the quality and quantity of segment disclosure. We find that proprietary costs are a particularly relevant reason for providing lower segment disclosure quality post-IFRS 8. Our results also suggest that firms’ segment disclosure choice is dependent on disclosure dimension. These results contribute to the ongoing debate regarding IFRS 8 and have valuable implications for accounting regulators.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number0
    Pages (from-to)293-308
    Number of pages9
    JournalAccounting Forum
    Volume42
    Issue number4
    Early online date9 Oct 2018
    DOIs
    Publication statusEarly online - 9 Oct 2018

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