Do Islamic Societies Need Their Own Accounting and Reporting Standards?

Mirza, Malik & Baydoun, Nabil (1999) Do Islamic Societies Need Their Own Accounting and Reporting Standards? Journal of the Academy of Business Administration, 4(2), pp. 39-45.

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Islamic societies generally discourage the use of interest in business transactions. Usury is disallowed. Therefore, there exists a need for developing accounting and reporting standards that are relevant to Muslim firms. Accounting standards for firms in Islamic societies need to be broad and flexible. Too specific and complex rules are likely to impose costs on the firms and on the community. The accounting and reporting policy choices are likely to reflect the firms’ contracting environments. Given the nature of the contracts, managers need to be encouraged to provide detailed information about the firms’ performance both in financial and social domains.

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ID Code: 5060
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Islamic societies, business environment, contracting, accounting and reporting
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > ACCOUNTING AUDITING AND ACCOUNTABILITY (150100) > International Accounting (150104)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 Academy of Business Administration
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 26 Sep 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 13:27

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