Comprehensive history of the IASC is published

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05 Feb 2007

WoltersKluwer/CCH have published The International Accounting Standards Committee: A Political History, by Robert J. Kirsch, PhD.

The book covers the history of the IASC from its earliest days starting in 1962. It looks at the human side of the organisation's history, its institutional and economic development, administrative policies and practices, and its various constitutions and structures. Additionally, it charts the flow of its technical international accounting standard setting work through its various stages of development. Written in plain English, the book discloses much previously publicly unpublished information.

Title of book: The International Accounting Standards Committee: A Political History Author: Robert J. Kirsch, PhD Number of pages: 465 ISBN: 978-1-84140-608-4 Ordering details:Quote product code: UP/KIRSCH-BI7001

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The book's 11 chapters cover:

  1. Introduction
  2. The Formative Period: 1966 to 1973
  3. Challenges, Responses and The First Standards: 1974 to 1977
  4. The Fight to Maintain Autonomy: 1977 to 1982
  5. Towards a Critical Mass of Standards: 1982 to 1985
  6. Building the Foundations for Comparability: April 1985 to June 1990
  7. Improvements: 1990 to 1994
  8. Organizational Issues in the Final Years: 1995 to 2001
  9. Standard Setting from 1995 to 2001
  10. The New Structure
  11. Synthesis

There are 14 appendices covering such topics as IASC officers, biographical notes on the chairmen and secretaries-general, board members, representatives and technical advisers, meetings, standards history, and various constitutional documents.

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