Journal article

Reconceptualizing synergy to explain the value of business analytics systems

I Someh, G Shanks, M Davern

Journal of Information Technology | Palgrave Macmillan | Published : 2019

Abstract

There has been recent and growing criticism of the usefulness of financial reporting for investors, particularly the annual financial statements. In response, the IASB is pursuing several projects aimed at improving the relevance of financial information. To inform the IASB's work, we investigate, using a mixed-method approach, the extent and nature of the use of annual financial statements by equity investors. We examine the relevance of financial reporting for equity valuation in Australia across time. We find that financial reporting (specifically, reported net income, shareholders' equity, and operating cash flows) remains relevant for investment decisions. We further support this findin..

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