Accounting Measurement Revolution and Market Value

  •  Mohammad Aladwan    


The study is aims to examine whether the adoption of accounting measurement of AIS/IFRS standards has resulted in more relevant financial information for decision making or not. This study examines the use of fair value measurement on value of financial instruments to capture if there is any effect on the market value of financial companies. Ohlson (1995) framework has been employed to investigate this relationship. The Jordanian financial sector was the sample for the study during the years from 2012 to 2016. Our study findings, based on the results of correlation and multiple regression analysis showed that, market value of Jordanian financial companies is significantly positively related to financial instruments measured by fair values. The final result assured that; the new accounting measurements methods such as fair values are value relevant for Jordanian financial companiesduring all period of the study.

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