Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance Journal

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List of Papers (Total 348)

Environmental Uncertainty as a Contingent Factor of Business Strategy Choice Decision: Introducing an Alternative Measurement of Uncertainty

This study aims to examine the contingent factor of a business strategy choice decision, that is, environmental uncertainty. This study uses secondary data as an alternative method to analyze the technology uncertainty, one of environmental uncertainty components. To examine environmental uncertainty, this study develops an environmental uncertainty index (EUI). Using samples of...

Pressure, Dysfunctional Behavior, Fraud Detection and Role of Information Technology in the Audit Process

This study examines the effect of information technology and pressure such as time budget and task complexity on dysfunctional audit behavior. This study tests whether dysfunctional audit behavior affects fraud detection. Data were gathered from 81 auditors in Jakarta and were analyzed using structure equation model (SEM). The results explain that pressure (time budget and...

Book-Tax Conformity Level on the Relationship between Tax Reporting Aggressiveness and Financial Reporting Aggressiveness

The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of book-tax conformity level on the relationship between tax reporting aggressiveness and financial reporting aggressiveness. Different from Frank et al. (2009) and Lennox et al. (2013), this study considers endogeneity problem to minimize biased results. Using the companies listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange for 2013-2016...

The Influence of Pseudo Auditor Rotation on Audit Quality: New Evidence

The objectives of this research are twofold, to test the audit quality of companies that change their auditors either voluntarily or mandatorily and to test the financial characteristics as a factor for an accounting firm to engage in pseudo mandatory rotation. Since 2002, Indonesia has had legislation mandating companies to rotate their auditor after six years of consecutive...

The Impact of Political Connections and the Effectiveness of Board of Commissioner and Audit Committees on Audit Fees

This research aims to investigate the impact of political connection and effectiveness of Board of Commissioner and Audit Committee on audit fees. This research uses samples of Non financial companies listed in Indonesia Stock Exchange for the period 2012-2015. The Result of this study are that political connection can positively influence audit fees because the existence of...

The Effect of Corporate Tax Avoidance on the Level of Corporate Cash Holdings: Evidence from Indonesian Public Listed Companies

This study aims to examine the effect of corporate tax avoidance to the corporate cash holdings. Recent tax avoidance research found that tax avoidance is able to facilitate managerial rent extraction in the form of transfer of resources owned by the company. This study attempts to test how the relationship of tax avoidance with the amount of cash held by the company. The sample...

An Analysis of XBRL Adoption Towards Systemic Risk of Financial Institutions Listed in NYSE

This research aims to test the impact of the mandatory adoption of XBRL towards the systemic risk of American financial institutions listed in New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) by utilizing 45 NYSE listed financial institutions for the time period of 2007-2012. The measure of systemic risk is based on SRisk by Acharya et al. (2012) which is available in the NYU Stern V-Lab. XBRL is...

E-Government, Audit Opinion, and Performance of Local Government Administration in Indonesia

Local governments (LGs) have an important role in providing services to the community. Nevertheless, some local governments still show relatively low performance. Scores of e-government implementation and audit opinions obtained by some local governments are also relatively low. This study examines whether there are relationships between e-government, the dimensions of e...

Behavioral Implications of Risk-Return Associations: An Application of Prospect Theory on CNX NIFTY Companies

This study primarily investigates the risk attitudes of the fifty CNX NIFTY companies from a behavioral perspective as proposed by Kahneman and Tversky (1979) and Tversky and Kahneman (1992). It hypothesizes that for below target returns, a large majority of Indian companies would be risk-seeking, and for above target returns, most of them would be risk-averse. To fulfil its...

Influencers of Life Insurance Investments: Empirical Evidence from Europe

This study analyzes the impact of economic, demographic and cultural factors on life insurance consumption in 28 European countries. The period of study is post financial crisis from 2009-2014, and the study considers many of the emerging Eastern European economies where there have been significant insurance sector reforms recently. Europe is the world’s largest insurance market...

Does Financial Literacy Moderate the Relationship among Demographic Characteristics and Financial Risk Tolerance? Evidence from Egypt

Financial risk tolerance is certainly an important topic for researchers, investors and personal financial planners or consultants. This study purposed to investigate the effect of demographic characteristics on financial risk tolerance among Egyptians. A literature review of demographic determinants of financial risk tolerance showed dialectical results. Therefore, this study...

The Relationship between Foreign Direct Investment from Thailand and Export on the Economic Growth of Laos

This study examines the relationship between Laos’s GDP, Thailand’s direct investment to Laos and Laos’s export to Thailand by using 44 quarters of data from 2005 Q1 to 2015 Q4. All relationships were studied using the vector error correction model (VECM). The results presented long run relationship from Laos’ GDP and Laos’ export to Thailand as well as from Thailand’s direct...

Impacts of Mergers and Acquisitions on Acquirer Banks’ Performance

This study investigates the effects of mergers and acquisitions (M & A) on the operating performance of the acquirer banks in Pakistan. For this purpose, a sample of 18 transactions, involving acquirer banks, listed on the Karachi Stock Exchange, is used. The Financial Ratio Analysis (FRA) is used to determine the effects of M & A. The significance of change in the operating...

Taxation and the American Revolution

This article looks at the interrelationship between revolution and tax in the context of the American Revolution. It examines the role of ordinary people in demanding, among other things, as part of wider demands for democracy and equality, no taxation without representation. The article aims to reintroduce the neglected notions of class and class struggle into current...

The Influence of IFRS Adoption on Corporate Transparency and Accountability: Evidence from New Zealand

This study investigates the implications of the gap between International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and New Zealand International Financial Reporting Standards (NZIFRS) on financial reporting transparency, accountability and corporate fraud. Content analysis of IFRS and NZIFRS was carried out to determine if there are differences between IFRS and NZIFRS. Four IFRS...

Board of Director Characteristics and CEO compensation: Empirical Evidence from Iran

This study aims to investigate the relationship between Board of Director characteristics and CEO compensation. This is semi-empirical study and statistical sample of research was based on 95 companies listed on the Tehran stock exchange from 2010 to 2014. Variables examined include the ratio of non-executive board members, CEO duality, ownership of institutional shareholders and...

Does National Culture Impact Capital Budgeting Systems?

We examine how national culture impacts organisational selection of capital budgeting systems to develop our understanding of what influence a holistic formulation of national culture has on capital budgeting systems. Such an understanding is important as it would not only provide a clearer link between national culture and capital budgeting systems and advance extant literature...

Non-Financial Risk Disclosure: The Case of the UK’s Distressed Banks

This study investigates the narratives risk disclosures of the four British financial institutions that were adversely affected during the 2008 banking crisis. This investigation uses content analysis with the aid of Concordance software to explore the risk disclosure of these companies for the period 1998-2008. Risk disclosures in the Business Review sections of the annual...

Corporate Governance Effects on Social Responsibility Disclosures

This study uses stakeholder theory to explore how corporate governance [CG] characteristics influence corporate social responsibility disclosure [CSRD] in the context of a global financial crisis [GFC]. Empirical data are drawn from Portugal, a country strongly affected by the GFC. Portuguese companies are characterized by high ownership concentration. The largest shareholder is...