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International Financial Reporting Standards(IFRS)for SMES Adoption Process in Nigeria

Adetula, D. T. and Owolabi, F. and Onyinye, Oyeoka lfeoma (2014) International Financial Reporting Standards(IFRS)for SMES Adoption Process in Nigeria. European Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance Research, 2 (4). pp. 33-38. ISSN 2053-4086

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This paper studies the readiness of small and medium scale enterprises (SME) in Lagos State, Nigeria for the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (!FRS) and the likely challenges that may be encountered in the adoption process. The work employed a descriptive survey design and data were collected from primary source. Findings show that a major factor why IFRSs would be adopted by Nigeria is because other countries have adopted them. Again results show that the !FRS for SMEs adoption process is currently confronted with diverse challenges that may prevent the effective adoption and implementation of !FRS for SMEs in Nigeria in 2014 if they are not addressed with promptness. This study recommends that the curriculum of both secondary schools and tertiary institutions should be restructured in order to be !FRS compliant and the cost of acquiring !FRS education should also be subsidized especially for small firms by major accounting regulatory bodies in Nigeria.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adoption Process, International Financial Reporting Standards, Small and Medium Scale enterprises
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Management
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2014 14:16
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2014 14:16

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