The paper traces the development of the current valuation concept of goodwill from 1900 to 1970, when the present position was articulated. The paper suggests that there may be alternative bases for goodwill valuation and concludes that additional research is needed on the subject.
Andrews, Wesley Thompson
"Evolution of APB Opinion No. 17 Accounting for Intangible Assets; A study of the U.S. position on accounting for goodwill,"
Accounting Historians Journal: Vol. 8
, Article 3.
Available at: https://egrove.olemiss.edu/aah_journal/vol8/iss1/3