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Corporate Governance-Related Financial Reporting Issues in China: Empirical Evidence

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

This chapter analyzes and discusses the empirical results of the study. The discussion is organized under the following themes: independent director, audit committee, auditor independence, corporate code of conduct, adoption of IFRS, and measures for improvement. Three main findings emerge from the analysis. First, the current institutional environment does not yet fully support the Anglo-American practices. Second, in recent years the quality of financial reporting has improved considerably, which is largely attributable to strengthened accounting rules and regulations. However, the imported Anglo-American models of corporate governance and financial reporting, except for enhancing auditor independence, have had only a minor impact on financial reporting quality. Third, although the imported practices are not working as intended, the vast majority of interviewees stated that it was appropriate to move toward internationally acceptable principles and standards. Improving laws and regulations seems to be the main measure for rendering the institutional environment in China more supportive of Anglo-American models of corporate governance and financial reporting.

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(2015), "Corporate Governance-Related Financial Reporting Issues in China: Empirical Evidence", 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. 167-200. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-351220150000029007

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