The study presents an economic analysis of the foreign translation adjustment and empirically examines the association between change in firm value and the foreign translation adjustment for a sample of manufacturing firms. The study shows that, for firms in the manufacturing sector, the translation adjustment is associated with a loss of value instead of an increase in value. This result stems from the fact that, for firms in the manufacturing sector, the accounting rules governing foreign currency translations generally produce results opposite to the economic effects of exchange rate changes.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Economics and Econometrics