The effect of corporate governance on compliance with Indian Accounting Standards: An empirical analysis of post IFRS convergence

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Faozi A. Almaqtari ORCID logo, Waleed M. Al-Ahdal ORCID logo, Nandita Mishra ORCID logo, Mosab I. Tabash ORCID logo

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This study explores the impact of corporate governance mechanisms (CGMs) of compliance with Indian Accounting Standards (Ind-AS). A sample of 70 firms listed on Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) over a period of two years from 2016–2017 to 2017–2018 was used. The results revealed that board independence, size, expertise, size of the audit committee, expertise and independence exhibit a significant influence on compliance with Ind-AS. However, no significant effect was found regarding the board and audit committee diligence, foreign ownership and audit quality by Big-Four. The current study fills an existing gap in compliance of accounting standards and corporate governance literature in the context of the emergent market. It uses a methodology of comprehensive compliance index to evaluate the level of disclosure of Ind-AS that could generalize the results and benefit other listed firms. Finally, as a practical contribution, the present study brings useful insights and empirical evidence which are very beneficial and are of significant importance to investors, practitioners, academicians and policymakers. It is considered as one of the pioneering studies in this context and a battery for further research. The study recommends that more prominence should be given to compliance with Ind-AS and an overseeing body for compliance with Ind-AS should be created.

Keywords: Compliance with Ind-AS, Board Attributes, Audit Committee Characteristics, Audit Quality, Foreign Ownership

Authors’ individual contribution: Conceptualization — F.A.A. and W.M.A; Methodology — F.A.A. and W.M.A; Formal Analysis — F.A.A. and W.M.A; Investigation — N.M. and M.I.T.; Resources — N.M. and M.I.T.; Writing — F.A.A., W.M.A., N.M., and M.I.T.; Supervision — F.A.A.

Declaration of conflicting interests: The Authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.

JEL Classification: M4, G64, G38,O16

Received: 07.06.2021
Accepted: 01.09.2021
Published online: 03.09.2021

How to cite this paper: Almaqtari, F. A., Al-Ahdal, W. M., Mishra, N., & Tabash, M. I. (2021). The effect of corporate governance on compliance with Indian Accounting Standards: An empirical analysis of post IFRS convergence. Journal of Governance & Regulation, 10(4), 40–58.