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Positive accounting is the branch of academic accounting research that seeks to explain and predict actual accounting practices.
Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. Watts and J. Watts , J. Zimmerman Published Economics. This paper reviews and critiques the positive accounting literature following the publication of Watts and Zimmerman , , The paper helped generate the positive accounting literature that offers an explanation of accounting practice, suggests the importance of contracting costs, and has led to the discovery of some previously unknown empirical regularities. The paper produced a methodological debate that has not been very productive.
Show all documents The Role Of Corporate Governance On Earnings Quality From Positive Accounting Theory Framework bonus proxies, which ultimately provide a conclusion that, in general, the proxies for calculating bonuses have a positive effect on earnings management. The existence of earnings management indicates that the reported earnings of low-quality companies Hapsari et al. Then, among several studies that have confirmed the influence of bonuses on earnings quality, different results are shown by research conducted by Ferdiansyah The study concluded that the bonus that management can get is not a factor that triggers earnings management.
One important reason which Watts & Zimmerman () have used to popularize and legitimize their approach is that their view of accounting.
Task: Discuss and analyze the theory of positive accounting with reference to observations by Watts and Zimmerman. Introduction Positive accounting theory is sometimes termed as practical approach and it helps in looking at the current business of a company. Theory helps in analyzing the nature of accounting, its relationship with the economy, role and act of accountants. It is unlike normative theory which lays stress on how accounting procedure and policies should be. The theory uses statistics and real data to scrutinize the transactions being made by a company.
Electronic copy available at:. This paper examines the development of PAT and compares it with three standard accounts of the development of science. This paper shows that there are important similarities between PAT and sophisticated falsificationism, Kuhn s account of science and the Lakatosian research program. There are important dissimilarities among them also. Introduction This paper compares the positive accounting theory 1 hereinafter PAT with three standard accounts of science.
Positive accounting theory is shown to be applied economic positivism. Research indicates that a normative accounting theory is comparable to a value judgment that is not scientific, and cannot be proved right or wrong by facts, evidence, or logic. Behavioral Accounting: An accounting method which takes into account key decision makers as part of the value of a company.
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