Financial accounting research increasingly includes business model (BM) constructs, but the ability of financial reporting to capture BM characteristics has not been verified. This study empirically explores the links between BMs and accounting choices by clustering a sample of 103 European listed companies according to an innovative, nonlinear algorithm (self-organizing map) that uses pertinent industrial, strategic, governance, and financial variables to uncover dif- ferent dimensions of a BM. The authors investigate accounting choices (accounting measurement, accounting treatment, and disclosure level) by companies that belong to the different identified BMs. The analysis of the relations between different company BMs and their accounting choices indicates no significant connections, which offers empirical confirmation of the criticisms regarding the inability of financial reporting to represent (or even consider) a company’s BM. The results suggest further attempt to capture BM in financial reporting, which requires regu- lators to establish accounting standards that acknowledge the value creation pro- cesses of an entity and incentivize managers to represent those processes.

Lassini, U., Lionzo, A., Rossignoli, F., Does business model affect accounting choices? An empirical analysis of European listed companies, <<THE JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE>>, 2015; On line First (Giugno): 1-32. [doi:10.1007/s10997-015-9321-5] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/67609]

Does business model affect accounting choices? An empirical analysis of European listed companies

Lassini, Ugo;Lionzo, Andrea;
2015

Abstract

Financial accounting research increasingly includes business model (BM) constructs, but the ability of financial reporting to capture BM characteristics has not been verified. This study empirically explores the links between BMs and accounting choices by clustering a sample of 103 European listed companies according to an innovative, nonlinear algorithm (self-organizing map) that uses pertinent industrial, strategic, governance, and financial variables to uncover dif- ferent dimensions of a BM. The authors investigate accounting choices (accounting measurement, accounting treatment, and disclosure level) by companies that belong to the different identified BMs. The analysis of the relations between different company BMs and their accounting choices indicates no significant connections, which offers empirical confirmation of the criticisms regarding the inability of financial reporting to represent (or even consider) a company’s BM. The results suggest further attempt to capture BM in financial reporting, which requires regu- lators to establish accounting standards that acknowledge the value creation pro- cesses of an entity and incentivize managers to represent those processes.
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Lassini, U., Lionzo, A., Rossignoli, F., Does business model affect accounting choices? An empirical analysis of European listed companies, <<THE JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE>>, 2015; On line First (Giugno): 1-32. [doi:10.1007/s10997-015-9321-5] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/67609]
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