Accounting for intellectual assets and intellectual liabilities

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This paper is an addition to the current debate on how to measure and recognise intellectual assets and liabilities. A conceptual approach has been proposed so that intellectual assets and liabilities can be recognised in the financial statements using market value as a reference point acknowledging that intellectual assets and liability items cannot be measured accurately to recognise them individually. It was constructed using the common ground between financial reporting and intellectual assets and liability management. It has used an intellectual assets definition, an intellectual assets indicator at an organizational level, the Australian conceptual framework in accounting and recently published and revised accounting standards in Australia as tools for its construction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-14
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Human Resource Costing and Accounting
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


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