International Perspectives on Accounting and Corporate Behavior (Advances in Japanese Business and Economics #6) (Hardcover)
Despite the globalization of accounting standards occurring through convergence to International Financial Reporting Standards, local accounting systems are deeply intertwined with each country's unique institutions such as its corporate system, disclosure practices and enforcement mechanisms. First, this book empirically analyzes the effects of globalization and localization of accounting rules on corporate behavior such as earnings management, signaling, investment behavior and dividend payout policy. Second, the book unravels the economic consequences of disclosure based on the concept of self-disciplining enforcement such as management forecasts, environmental disclosures and risk disclosures by Japanese firms. This volume is a step forward in understanding the link between accounting and corporate behavior based on a new institutional accounting approach.
EditorsKunio Ito is a professor and a director of MBA program at the Graduate School of Commerce and Management of Hitotsubashi University in Japan. He earned his Ph.D. from Hitotsubashi University. He is also the President of Japan Accounting Association (since 2012). During the last 15 years Ito has taught accounting, financial statement analysis and valuation in the school's MBA and doctoral courses and senior executive program. He has served as outside director to several leading Japanese corporations and as advisor to the Tokyo Stock Exchange.Makoto Nakano is a professor at the Graduate School of Commerce and Management of Hitotsubashi University in Japan, where he completed his Ph.D. in management and accounting in 1995. His research is related to financial reporting, corporate finance, corporate governance and equity valuation. Dr. Nakano has published on these subjects in Corporate Governance: An International Review (vol. 20; 2012), Applied Financial Economics (vol.23; 2013) and The Japanese Accounting Review (vol. 2; 2012). He is also the author of Reliance on Foreign Markets: Multinationality and Performance (Springer, 2013).