Factors affecting the development of accounting practices in Jordan: an institutional perspective

Tahat, Yasean and Omran, Mohamed A and AbuGhazaleh, Naser M,(2018), Factors affecting the development of accounting practices in Jordan: an institutional perspective. , Asian Review of Accounting, UNSPECIFIED

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Purpose – Based on the institutional theory, the purpose of this paper is to examine institutional factors that affect the development of accounting practices in Jordan. Design/methodology/approach – The current study surveys the perceptions of 306 participants and 20 interviewees. Findings – First, the early formation of accounting practices in Jordan has been affected by the legacy of Ottoman Empire’s and the British Colony’s accounting systems. Second, the results indicate that government of Jordan (regulatory frameworks), pressures from international donors and large economic organizations (politico-economic factors), education and training/development (cultural inputs), and the efforts to attract foreign investments and getting access into the international fund and trade (economic factors) have been influential influences in the development of accounting practices and the adoption of International Accounting Standards/International Financial Reporting Standards (IAS/IFRS) in Jordan. Finally, the findings reveal that “Secrecy” construct (a culture input) has been a problematic in the implementation of IAS/IFRS. Practical implications – The current study provides policy implications for the Jordanian policy makers and for other developing countries that are working hard to improve the quality of financial reporting of their business entities. Finally, the authors suggest some great opportunities for future research. Originality/value – First, this paper contributes to Jordan’s policy developments including fundamental strategies in terms of attracting foreign investments to expand the economy and the international and regional trade. Second, it fills a gap in the international accounting research by empirically assessing how institutional factors affect the development of accounting practices in emerging country such as Jordan
Keywords : s Institutional theory, Jordan, Accounting regulations and practices, UNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title: Asian Review of Accounting
Volume: 26
Number: 4
Item Type: Article
Subjects: Akuntansi
Depositing User: Eriana Ringgowati
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2019 06:45
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2019 06:45
URI: https://repofeb.undip.ac.id/id/eprint/198

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