IFRS compliance and stock prices influence: evidence from Jordanian banks

  • Received March 16, 2018;
    Accepted July 6, 2018;
    Published July 23, 2018
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    Volume 13 2018, Issue #3, pp. 24-35
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This study aims to examine the IFRS compliance in Jordanian banks and its relation to stock prices. The impact of compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on stock prices in Jordanian banks is a rarely researched subject in accounting and finance, but whether IFRS compliance has a serious impact on stock prices, particularly in developing countries, is still unknown. Numerous factors in developing countries, such as cultural, political, and economic circumstances, can create different effects for IFRS compliance from those seen in developed countries.
This paper concludes that IFRS compliance negatively affects stock prices, and firm size has a positive relationship with stock prices in Jordanian banks. The paper has significant implications for IFRS compliance research on stock prices, particularly across Jordanian banks, in responding to recent calls to bridge the gap that has been identified as a result of the revolutions in the Middle East. This study has been carried out in order to attract investors to avoid opposite results compared with prior literature that has studied the same subject. Hence, there are essential implications for the way in which successful IFRS compliance can be positively associated with stock prices in Jordanian banks.

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    • Table 1. Descriptive statistics and univariate test for explanatory variables
    • Table 2. VIF and tolerance results
    • Table 3. Heteroskedasticity results
    • Table 4. Pearson correlation coefficient between variables
    • Table 5. ADF unit root results
    • Table 6. Regression results for the study model