Accounting Policies in the Extractive Industry: A Global and a Turkish Perspective

Karapinar A., Zaif F., Torun S.

AUSTRALIAN ACCOUNTING REVIEW, vol.22, no.1, pp.40-50, 2012 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1835-2561.2011.00157.x
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.40-50
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: No


This paper investigates the influence of accounting standards on financial reporting for companies in the extractive industry. In Turkey, listed firms have prepared their financial reports according to the International Accounting Standards and the International Financial Reporting Standards (IAS/IFRS) since 2005, as has the European Union. The aim of this study is to determine the degree of compliance with IFRS 6, comparing global and Turkish extractive entities. We find that the entities reporting in accordance with IFRS 6 in Turkey are more likely to fail to declare their accounting policies, whereas global companies are more likely to be compliant with IFRS 6.