1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Accounting in Emerging Economies

Edited By Pauline Weetman, Ioannis Tsalavoutas Copyright 2020
    312 Pages
    by Routledge

    312 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    As researchers reveal the increasing complexities of accounting practices in emerging economies, there is a growing need for an overview of the topic. The Routledge Companion to Accounting in Emerging Economies is a prestige work offering an introduction to current scholarship in the field, with indications of future directions for enhancing the contribution to knowledge.

    With regional coverage of key emerging economies such as Brazil, Russia, India and China, the team of contributors analyse issues in accounting in detail, while shedding light on the role of the accounting profession in providing accountability and governance across the developing world. Each chapter is headed up by an internationally recognised author who is a leading expert in designing and implementing research approaches to the topic. Within the team of authors, some are experienced senior contributors while others are developing new avenues of exploration on the basis of high-quality doctoral study. This range of author experience has been deliberately chosen to allow the reader to envisage working in such a team while growing in confidence.

    This unique reference offers a comprehensive guide to advanced students, academics, practitioners and policy makers on the current state of, and potential developments in, accounting in developing economies globally. This work will be of particular interest to students and researchers looking to identify topics in emerging economies, academics and practitioners seeking convenient access to an unfamiliar area, and established researchers seeking a single repository on the current state of knowledge, current debates and relevant literature.

    1 Introduction  Part I IFRS in emerging economies  2 IFRS adoption in Brazil  3 IFRS in India in the context of developing the profession  4 Applying IFRS in Russia  5 IFRS and fair value accounting in China  6 Convergence with IFRS in Malaysia  7 The accounting environment and alignment with IFRS in Vietnam 8 The adoption of IFRS in eight South Asian countries: the institutional context  9 Usefulness of accounting information to professional investors in an IFRS environment: the case of China  Part II The accounting profession in emerging economies  10 Accounting competencies in Romania 11 The accountancy profession and emerging economies: reflections on the case of Syria at the margins of the global order  12 The Brazilian accounting profession and accounting education: an historical perspective  13 The socio-economic context of the accounting profession in Cambodia  Part III Audit, governance and accountability  14 International Standards on Auditing (ISAs): conflicting influences on implementation  15 Development and impact of corporate governance in Egypt  16 Institutional characteristics and outcomes of corporate governance in Bangladesh: research challenges  17 NGOs in Ghana: accountabilities, performance and motivations  18 Accountability and labour governance in a ‘State of denial’  Part IV Researchers’ experiences and reflections  19 Ethnographic significance in researching management accounting: Bangladesh and Sri Lanka  20 Approaches to researching management accounting in Thailand  21 Researching and publishing on accounting in emerging economies: an experiential account


    Pauline Weetman is Professor Emerita in Accounting at the University of Edinburgh and holds the Distinguished Academic Award 2005 of the British Accounting and Finance Association. She is a co-author of International Corporate Reporting: A Comparative Approach.

    Ioannis Tsalavoutas is Professor of Accounting and Finance at the University of Glasgow and holds a PhD in Accounting from the University of Edinburgh. His research on financial accounting and reporting has featured in leading journals such as Accounting and Business Research.