Title: A study of conversion effect of international financial reporting standards: evidence from Taiwan's banking sector of financial holding company

Authors: Chuang-Min Chao; Ming-Miin Yu; Nan-Hsing Hsiung

Addresses: Department of Business Management, National Taipei University of Technology, 1, Sec. 3, Chung-Hsiao E. Rd., Taipei 10608, Taiwan ' Department of Transportation Science, National Taiwan Ocean University, 2, Beining Rd., Jhongjheng District, Keelung 202, Taiwan ' Department of Industrial and Business Management, National Taipei University of Technology, 1, Sec. 3, Chung-Hsiao E. Rd., Taipei 10608, Taiwan; Department of Public of Finance and Tax Administration, National Taipei University of Business, Taipei, Taiwan

Abstract: Financial Holding Companies (FHCs) were established after Taiwan's FHC Act is signed to law in 2001, since then, FHCs have become the mainstream and dominated Taiwan's financial market, meanwhile, the Taiwan government mandated that, effective 1 January 2013, all listed banks should adopt IFRS for the compilation of financial reports. In this paper, we mainly investigate the conversion effect of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on operational performance confronted by Taiwan's commercial banking established or joining in FHCs during first IFRS adoption. This study first employ network SBM approach to penetrate into the operating field of banks consider internal operational performance which are profitability efficiency and marketability efficiency that examine the impact of IFRS on operational efficiency of Taiwan's commercial banks joining in FHCs. The findings can serve as suggested for banking authorities, competent authorities of banks, and capital market investors.

Keywords: IFRS; International Financial Reporting Standards; financial accounting; Taiwan; banking industry; network SBM model; slack-based measure; data envelopment analysis; DEA; conversion effect; financial holding companies; operational efficiency; commercial banks.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMFA.2015.067502

International Journal of Managerial and Financial Accounting, 2015 Vol.7 No.1, pp.62 - 81

Available online: 14 Feb 2015 *

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