Title

The Impact of a Major Financial Event on the Value Relevance of Financial Instruments Fair Value

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

4-1-2013

Abstract

In this erratically changing environment, it is important to recognize how the value relevance of accounting information adopts to changes. This study investigates how the incremental explanatory power of fair-value accounting information on financial instruments was affected during the 2008 financial crisis in Taiwan. Results suggest that during the financial meltdown, the value-relevance of fair-value accounting information decreased significantly. Furthermore, the value relevance of part of fair-value accounting information ceased to exist. The results suggest that the value relevance of fair-value accounting information on financial instruments varies with the environment but is not affected by company characteristics. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

Publication Title

Journal of Asia-Pacific Business

Volume

14

Issue

2

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