As mentioned in Chapter 3 of the textbook, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are generally utilized by non-U.S.-based companies. Both IFRS and GAAP standards follow core principles such as asset valuation, revenue recognition, and the matching principle. However, the standards may approach financial reporting differently. Review the resource “Why Global Accounting Standards?” and provide an opinion on whether U.S. companies should convert to the global standards based on the information you gathered from the IFRS readings. Participate in follow-up discussion by trying to professionally persuade classmates who have a different opinion on convergence, addressing why your logic is more appropriate for U.S. businesses.