Goodwill: Skillnader och likheter mellan hur IFRS och U.S. GAAP behandlar goodwill
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Title: Goodwill – differences and similarities between how IFRS and U.S. GAAP treats goodwill
Level: One year master, 15 credits
Author: Oscar Larsen and Thomas Karlsson
Supervisor: Leif Carlsson
Examiner: Cecilia Lindh
Year of publication: 2011
The main issue: What are the differences and similarities of the treatment of goodwill between the U.S. GAAP and IFRS? What can the transition from U.S. GAAP to IFRS imply to companies regarding goodwill?
Aim: The aim with this thesis is to treat differences and similarities between U.S. GAAP and IFRS regarding how goodwill is generated and distributed in a business combination and also how the process of an impairment test of goodwill is carried through. The aim is further to treat possible effects that a transition may imply to companies regarding goodwill.
Method: In this study a qualitative research method has been used where the gathered information has been collected from interviews that has been analyzed and compared with the theoretical studies.
Conclusion: Differences described in theory doesn’t have to be confirmed with practices though it depends on how different companies in different industries interpret and apply these regulations
Keywords: Goodwill, IFRS, U.S. GAAP, impairment, business combination
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 49 p.
Goodwill, IFRS, U.S. GAAP, impairment, business combination
Goodwill, IFRS, U.S. GAAP, nedskrivning, rörelseförvärv
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-12431OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-12431DiVA: diva2:422680
Subject / course
2011-06-09, r2-015, Högskoleplan 1, Västerås, 11:00 (Swedish)
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Carlsson, Leif, Gästlärare
Lind, Cecilia, Universitetslektor