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Introduction

Adoption of Anglo-American Models of Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting in China

ISBN: 978-1-78350-898-3, eISBN: 978-1-78350-897-6

ISSN: 1479-3512

Publication date: 7 January 2015

Abstract

Forces of globalization have driven international convergence in corporate governance and accounting considerably over the past few decades. Nevertheless, despite the global trend, convergence of corporate governance and financial reporting remains a subject of debate. This research monograph critically examines whether China’s convergence with Anglo-American corporate governance principles and the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is likely to produce the expected outcomes of improving the transparency and comparability of accounting information in Chinese firms. In this chapter, we discuss the motivation for and the significance of the study; describe the issues associated with the adoption of internationally acceptable standards and principles in China; explain the theoretical framework used to inform the study and research methodology; and present the aim and objectives of the monograph.

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(2015), "Introduction", Adoption of Anglo-American Models of Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting in China (Studies in Managerial and Financial Accounting, Vol. 29), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-351220150000029001

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