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What about operational economics?: How international accountings standardards neglects social structures and special cultures
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2010 (English)In: International Journal of Economics and Accounting, ISSN 2041-868X, EISSN: 2041-8698, Vol. 1, no 1/2, 107-122 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article argues that the International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) neglects social structures and the special culture of operational economics. The article refers to an ethnographic study of a family-owned shipping company in Sweden (Forsberg, 2001). Based on an understanding of how the people in this company actually think and work the article suggests that an accounting system suitable for a family-owned shipping company should consider the relevance of operational economics, income smoothening and prevention of speculations.

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Switzerland: Inderscience , 2010. Vol. 1, no 1/2, 107-122 p.
Keyword [en]
critical accounting; International Financial Reporting Standard; IFRS; International Accounting Standard Board; IASB; Swedish tax system; operational economics; critical ethnography; Sweden.
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-140985DOI: 10.1504/IJEA.2010.033904OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-140985DiVA: diva2:384712
Available from: 2011-01-10 Created: 2011-01-10 Last updated: 2011-03-18Bibliographically approved

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