The Decision Usefulness of Additional Fair Value Disclosures

One Disclosure Type Does Not Fit All Nonprofessional Investors’ Needs

  • Theresa Herrmann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
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  6. Back Matter
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About this book


Conducting an experiment Theresa Herrmann investigates why nonprofessional investors fail to incorporate disclosures on fair value estimates into their investment decision and what causes this exclusion. Differentiating between different types of disclosures and the development of the fair value (gain vs. loss) the results indicate that with a fair value gain, none of the disclosure information increases decision usefulness, irrespective of the presentation format. When a fair value loss occurs, fair value disclosures presented in a salient presentation format decrease decision usefulness. Thus, investors have varying information needs that are strongly linked to the development of a firm’s key asset.


  • Financial Reporting for Capital Market Participants
  • Differences in Information Needs and Usage by Capital Providers
  • Theoretical Background and Predictions on Facilitating the Usage of Disclosures for Investors
  • Experimental Results

Target Groups

  • Researchers and students in the field of business administration with focus on international financial accounting
  • Experts and managers in the area of international financial accounting

The Author

Dr. Theresa Herrmann completed her doctoral study under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Maik Lachmann at the department of financial accounting and management control at Technische Universität Berlin.


Experimental Research Fair Value Accounting IFRS Internationa Financial Reporting Standards Financial Accounting

Authors and affiliations

  • Theresa Herrmann
    • 1
  1. 1.BerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-24831-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-24832-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2524-5686
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-5694
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