Unformatted text preview: ible assets, as they often fill in the gaps left by
definitions consisting simply of lists. Finally, we examined the recommended ways of
accounting for changes in the value of intangible assets. At the end of this first stage, fairly
detailed tables presenting the official accounting regulations were drawn up: see Appendix 1:
Summary of definitions of intangible assets; Appendix 2: Summary of recognition criteria for
intangibles; and Appendix 3: Summary of treatments of changes in value of intangibles.
In a second stage, we attempted to summarize the information contained in Appendices 1 to 3.
We therefore established three tables, one for each of the three themes covered (definition,
recognition and changes in value). These tables are presented in paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 of this
In establishing these tables, we sought to summarize the various possibilities in terms of
definition, recognition and treatment of changes in value into the form of decision trees.
These diagrams are included prior to the tables. 4 At each stage, we compared the groups formed by countries with similar accounting policies
with the work by Mueller, Gernon and Meek (1994); it is interesting...
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