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Liv A. Watson

Chief Product Officer and Founder, XBRL International, Clark, New Jersey, USA
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Liv A. Watson is the chief product officer and founder of XBRL International, Inc., a global consortium that is working to build a standard for exchanging business information. She is also an accomplished writer and commentator, having been a coauthor and contributing author on several books—among them, XBRL for Dummies, The Governance, Risk, and Compliance Handbook, and Trust Meltdown. Her articles and commentary have been published in leading business journals, including the Harvard Business Review and Strategic Finance. One of her articles received the IMA Lybrand silver medal and was selected for inclusion in the International Federation of Accountants’ (IFAC) 2007 Articles of Merit.

Articles by this Author

  • Integrated Reporting Requires Integrated Assurance
    by Robert G. Eccles, Michael P. Krzus, Liv A. Watson
    Interest in integrated reporting is growing around the world. It is now required in South Africa by the approximately 450 companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on a “comply or explain why not” basis.1 Although other countries may follow South Africa’s lead and mandate integrated reporting over the next several years, today it is an otherwise entirely voluntary activity by companies. Nevertheless, a growing number of companies are...

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