I Kölvattnet av IFRS 2: En Studie av Optioner som Incitament till VD i Svenska Börsbolag
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The implementation of IFRS 2 led to significant changes in the accounting practices for corporations regarding stock related compensation. The new regulations required firms to account for the stock based compensation as an expense in the financial statements, rather than merely disclosing the information in the notes section to the statements. Following prior research on the area; specifically studies made in the U.S., where researchers find that companies change their use of stock based compensation due to the increased accounted expenses, this study hypothesizes that the same pattern may be found among companies listed on the Swedish stock market. The results of this study show that the use of option incentives has decreased during the studied period 2001-2008 and that the decrease in part can be derived from IFRS 2 and in part from other factors. The results are useful to future research, as they provide an overview of the effects that IFRS 2 had on companies, and various factors that influence the behavior of corporations, as well as in a larger perspective be a factor to take into account for future modifications of the IFRS.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 53 p.
IFRS 2, stock related compensation, options, CEO, agent-principal problem, Sweden
IFRS 2, aktierelaterad ersättning, optioner, VD, agent-principalproblem, Sverige
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-202328OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-202328DiVA: diva2:631800
Subject / course
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law