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This book includes a wide range of topics that deals with international accounting standards, regulations, and financial reporting. The book is a timely collection of several original research papers written by well-known authors and experts in the field from countries around the globe on very important and emerging issues in international accounting. Due to the adoption of "International Accounting Standards (IAS) Regulation" by the European Parliament in 2002 (N0 1606/2002), listed companies in the EU capital markets are required to implement IAS by 2005. This regulation is a revolutionary one, and therefore, there is a need for the type research that focus on the lobbying activities towards the International Accounting Standard Board (IASB). This book includes an in-depth coverage of such lobbying activities as well as an extensive research papers that focus on the content analysis of the comment letters received by International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). Fair value accounting has gained some special interest in recent years. The book includes several research papers on Fair Value Accounting and its application in different countries. Other topics covered in the book include auditing, taxation, and accounting education in several countries. As an added value, the book include several chapters that should be viewed as educational tools for countries that do not have financial and technical resources to establish their own accounting and reporting standards. So, it is of critical importance for such countries to have a model to use for their financial reporting standards, and as such, the book includes research papers that explain how to adopt international financial reporting standards in such countries. Experts in the field from different countries including Australia Belgium, Brazil, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States join forces to bring the latest development in the international accounting standards and financial reporting. This book will be a very valuable resource for colleges and universities that have a course in international accounting as a part of their undergraduate or graduate curriculum. As well, the book will serve as a useful reference at any academic or professional library worldwide.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750669832
ISBN-10: 0750669837
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 165mm x 31mm)
Pages: 616
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 2-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Greg N. Gregoriou

A native of Montreal, Professor Greg N. Gregoriou obtained his joint Ph.D. in finance at the University of Quebec at Montreal which merges the resources of Montreal's four major universities McGill, Concordia, UQAM and HEC. Professor Gregoriou is Professor of Finance at State University of New York (Plattsburgh) and has taught a variety of finance courses such as Alternative Investments, International Finance, Money and Capital Markets, Portfolio Management, and Corporate Finance. He has also lectured at the University of Vermont, Universidad de Navarra and at the University of Quebec at Montreal. Professor Gregoriou has published 50 books, 65 refereed publications in peer-reviewed journals and 24 book chapters since his arrival at SUNY Plattsburgh in August 2003. Professor Gregoriou's books have been published by McGraw-Hill, John Wiley & Sons, Elsevier-Butterworth/Heinemann, Taylor and Francis/CRC Press, Palgrave-MacMillan and Risk Books. Four of his books have been translated into Chinese and Russian. His academic articles have appeared in well-known peer-reviewed journals such as the Review of Asset Pricing Studies, Journal of Portfolio Management, Journal of Futures Markets, European Journal of Operational Research, Annals of Operations Research, Computers and Operations Research, etc. Professor Gregoriou is the derivatives editor and editorial board member for the Journal of Asset Management as well as editorial board member for the Journal of Wealth Management, the Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions, Market Integrity, IEB International Journal of Finance, and the Brazilian Business Review. Professor Gregoriou's interests focus on hedge funds, funds of funds, commodity trading advisors, managed futures, venture capital and private equity. He has also been quoted several times in the New York Times, Barron's, the Financial Times of London, Le Temps (Geneva), Les Echos (Paris) and L'Observateur de Monaco. He has done consulting work for numerous clients and investment firms in Montreal. He is a part-time lecturer in finance at McGill University, an advisory member of the Markets and Services Research Centre at Edith Cowan University in Joondalup (Australia), a senior advisor to the Ferrell Asset Management Group in Singapore and a research associate with the University of Quebec at Montreal's CDP Capital Chair in Portfolio Management. He is on the advisory board of the Research Center for Operations and Productivity Management at the University of Science and Technology (Management School) in Hefei, Anhui, China. Mohamed Gaber has received his M.B.A., and Ph.D from Baruch College (CUNY). He has published in scientific journals such as the Journal of Pensions and Derivatives Use, Trading and Regulation among others and has several book chapters.

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