The aim of this paper is to understand the similarities and differences in the accounting convergence process of the BRIC countries. The study examines the evolution of these countries' accounting systems by developing a three-dimensional framework based on the political, economic and cultural elements. Brazil and Russia merely imitate, whereas China and India edit and translate the international standards ('informed divergence'). The political aspect, supported by the national culture and 'community', represents the main driver, even if the three dimensions are closely interconnected and overall, we show the current emergence of limits of the implementation of the dominant market model.
- Accounting harmonization
- Accounting systems