Research Repository

Institutionalisation of XBRL in the USA and UK

Abdullah, Aminah and Khadaroo, Iqbal and Shaikh, Junaid (2009) 'Institutionalisation of XBRL in the USA and UK.' International Journal of Managerial and Financial Accounting, 1 (3). p. 292. ISSN 1753-6715

Full text not available from this repository.


This paper examines the institutionalisation of extensible business reporting language (XBRL) in the USA and UK. It finds that there are variations in the adoption of XBRL, primarily arising from institutional differences and support between the two countries. XBRL seems to have taken deeper root in the USA than the UK primarily because of the relatively stronger institutional 'coercive' pressures. We argue that 'normative' pressures, from the accounting profession, only play a supportive role in the institutionalisation process but do not determine XBRL adoption. Thus, we conclude that mandating XBRL by regulators and obtaining greater support from the accounting profession, software developers and other interest groups are required for the future success of XBRL.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Essex Accounting Centre
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2011 16:20
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:34

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item