- Publisher: Al-Qadisiyah Journal for Administrative and Economic Sciences
- Available in: pdf
- DOI: DOI:10.33916/23.1.2021/71-84
Corresponding Author: Fatima Falih Odeh
Abstract : This study aims to assess the influence of national cultural values on the financial accountant’ conservative (AC) in a sample of listed companies in the Iraq and Amman Stock Exchange. The sample included financial reports of (100) companies listed in Iraq and Jordan for the period from 2015 to 2019. Hofstede’s cultural values were adopted as an index of cultural dimensions. Besides, the Book-to-market value method used as a measure of accounting conservatism. The study results indicate that a high degree of masculinity culture, power distance, and uncertainty avoidance is associated with a high degree of non-conservative(AC). On the other hand, indulgence culture is negatively related to (AC) that tends to be non-conservative. This paper indicates the need to conduct introductory seminars for corporate board boards to familiarize them with cultural factors and their impacts on their performance as decision-makers.
Keywords: financial accountant performance, cultural values and accounting conservative