On R&D Capitalization and Value Relevance
Posted: 26 Jul 2014
Date Written: Fall 2001
In this paper, we respond to the critique of our article (Boone and Raman, 2001) by Ronen (2001). Our position is that Ronen s (2001) criticisms are not well-founded and that our study extends prior research by providing additional evidence about the ex post effects of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) No. 2 (Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), 1974, para. 12). Specifically, our study provides evidence consistent with the notion that the extant accounting and reporting for research and development (R&D) spending exacerbates information asymmetry.
Keywords: R&D accounting, information asymmetry, ex post effects of accounting standards
JEL Classification: M41, M42, M48
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