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Has the IASB been successful in making accounting earnings more useful for prediction and valuation?: UK evidence

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Has the IASB been successful in making accounting earnings more useful for prediction and valuation? UK evidence. / Choi, Young-Soo; Peasnell, Ken; Toniato, Joao.

In: Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Vol. 40, No. 7-8, 09.2013, p. 741-768.

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Choi, Y-S, Peasnell, K & Toniato, J 2013, 'Has the IASB been successful in making accounting earnings more useful for prediction and valuation? UK evidence', Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, vol. 40, no. 7-8, pp. 741-768. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbfa.12025

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Choi, Young-Soo ; Peasnell, Ken ; Toniato, Joao. / Has the IASB been successful in making accounting earnings more useful for prediction and valuation? UK evidence. In: Journal of Business Finance and Accounting. 2013 ; Vol. 40, No. 7-8. pp. 741-768.

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