The value relevance of intangible non-current assets during different economic conditions and accounting environments / Zaleha Abdul Shukor, Muhd Kamil Ibrahim, Jagjit Kaur, Hamezah Md Nor

Abdul Shukor, Zaleha and Ibrahim, Muhd Kamil and Kaur, Jagjit (2009) The value relevance of intangible non-current assets during different economic conditions and accounting environments / Zaleha Abdul Shukor, Muhd Kamil Ibrahim, Jagjit Kaur, Hamezah Md Nor. Malaysian Accounting Review, 8 (2). pp. 43-66. ISSN 1675-4077

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Abstract

The issue of value relevance of intangible non-current assets (NCA) is important in the financial reporting literature due to the ever increasing
interest in the components of intangible assets items including goodwill and intellectual capital. This study examines the value relevance of reported intangible NCA among firms listed on the main board of Bursa Malaysia throughout a 12-year period from 1990 until 2001. During this time period,
Malaysia went through three different economic and accounting environmental
conditions. Early 1990s saw an excellent economic condition but with less
stringent accounting regulatory period. However, 1997 and 1998 were the
financial crisis period. In 1997, the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board
(MASB) was established by the Malaysia government. From 1999 until 2001,
Malaysia went through a recovery economic period plus a more stringent
accounting regulatory framework. Based on the value relevance model, we
find evidence that intangible NCA continuously show a negative association
with firms’ share market price throughout the three different economic periods and accounting environments among our sample firms. However, as expected the
association was not significant before the establishment of MASB compared to after.
Our finding is consistent with extant studies on the issue of value relevance of intangible
NCA during poor economic condition. However, our finding is not consistent with prior
studies concerning value relevance of intangible assets during stable economic
condition. Nevertheless, our finding is consistent with the on-going argument and
theory of capitalized intangible assets more likely to reflect uncertain expected future
cash flows, hence value relevance is perceived by investors to be biased.

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Item Type: Article
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Abdul Shukor, Zaleha
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Ibrahim, Muhd Kamil
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Kaur, Jagjit
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Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Accounting Research Institute (ARI)
Journal or Publication Title: Malaysian Accounting Review
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Management & Accounting Review (MAR)
ISSN: 1675-4077
Volume: 8
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 43-66
Keywords: Intangible NCA, value relevance, Malaysia, accounting environment, economic condition
Date: December 2009
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/264
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