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IFRS adoption and firm value: African evidence

IFRS adoption and firm value: African evidence
IFRS adoption and firm value: African evidence
We examine the impact of the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on firm value using a sample of African listed firms selected over the 2000–2015 period. Our results show that the adoption of IFRS positively impacts firm value. We further find that the impact of IFRS adoption on firm value is more pronounced in environments where there is a greater commitment to the rule of law. Moreover, the increase in firm value is more pronounced for firms with a higher degree of financial constraints. Finally, additional results suggest that the benefits of fully implementing IFRS are higher than those arising from partial/modified adoption. Our results are robust to controlling for other factors that affect firm value and to alternative sampling procedures.
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Agyei-Boapeah, Henry
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Agyei-Boapeah, Henry, Machokoto, Michael, Amankwa-Amoah, Joseph, Tunyi, Abongeh and Fosu, Samuel (2020) IFRS adoption and firm value: African evidence. Accounting Forum. (In Press)

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Abstract

We examine the impact of the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on firm value using a sample of African listed firms selected over the 2000–2015 period. Our results show that the adoption of IFRS positively impacts firm value. We further find that the impact of IFRS adoption on firm value is more pronounced in environments where there is a greater commitment to the rule of law. Moreover, the increase in firm value is more pronounced for firms with a higher degree of financial constraints. Finally, additional results suggest that the benefits of fully implementing IFRS are higher than those arising from partial/modified adoption. Our results are robust to controlling for other factors that affect firm value and to alternative sampling procedures.

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Accepted/In Press date: 6 May 2020

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Local EPrints ID: 440870
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/440870
ISSN: 0155-9982
PURE UUID: b142d953-211c-4426-b75c-1f8607e8f017
ORCID for Henry Agyei-Boapeah: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4798-6324

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Date deposited: 21 May 2020 16:30
Last modified: 06 Oct 2021 04:01

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Author: Henry Agyei-Boapeah ORCID iD
Author: Michael Machokoto
Author: Joseph Amankwa-Amoah
Author: Abongeh Tunyi
Author: Samuel Fosu

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