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Routledge New Works in Accounting History

Series Editor: John Richard Edwards, Richard Fleischman, Garry Carnegie, Salvador Carmona

This innovative series contains volumes on accounting history, auditing, bibliography, development of accounting principles and standards, education and ethics, financial reporting, law and regulations, management accounting and the theoretical works of leading scholars. Providing students, teachers and researchers with the opportunity to learn more about the discipline of accountancy and its past, this series is a vital addition to any accounting library.

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1-10 of 48 results in Routledge New Works in Accounting History
  1. Accounting at War

    The Politics of Military Finance

    By Warwick Funnell, Michele Chwastiak

    Series: Routledge New Works in Accounting History

    Accounting is frequently portrayed as a value free mechanism for allocating resources and ensuring they are employed in the most efficient manner. Contrary to this popular opinion, the research presented in Accounting at War demonstrates that accounting for military forces is primarily a political...

    Published April 6th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Accounting by the First Public Company

    The Pursuit of Supremacy

    By Warwick Funnell, Jeffrey Robertson

    Series: Routledge New Works in Accounting History

    The United Dutch East India Company was the first public company, preceding the formation of the English East-India Company by over 40 years. Its fame as the first public company which heralded the transition from feudalism to modern capitalism and its remarkable financial success for nearly two...

    Published November 12th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Reality and Accounting

    Ontological Explorations in the Economic and Social Sciences

    By Richard Mattessich

    Series: Routledge New Works in Accounting History

    This book discusses and summarizes the revived interest in reality issues (ontology) within accounting, economics, and the information sciences, with a view to informing scholars from these different disciplines about each other’s endeavours in ontological research. Even more importantly, the book...

    Published July 26th 2013 by Routledge

  4. A History of Auditing

    The Changing Audit Process in Britain from the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day

    By Derek Matthews

    Series: Routledge New Works in Accounting History

    The rise of the British accountancy profession from the late nineteenth century to the present day, and the world-wide success of its accountancy firms, were to a large extent based on the growth of the audit function. This book explores the history of the audit process in Britain, demonstrating...

    Published March 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  5. A History of Management Accounting

    The British Experience

    By Richard Edwards, Trevor Boyns

    Series: Routledge New Works in Accounting History

    There is growing interest in the history of accounting amongst both accounting practitioners and accounting academics. This interest developed steadily from about 1970 and really ‘took off’ in the 1990s. However, there is a lack of texts dealing with major aspects of accounting history...

    Published September 6th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Critical Histories of Accounting

    Sinister Inscriptions in the Modern Era

    Edited by Richard K. Fleischman, Warwick Funnell, Stephen Walker

    Series: Routledge New Works in Accounting History

    The critical tradition in accounting historiography has come to occupy a prominent place in the discipline’s academic scholarship. Some critical literature has confronted the responsibility of accounting and accountants in precipitating contemporary crises, such as the audit failures that spawned...

    Published August 8th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Accounting Theory

    Essays by Carl Thomas Devine

    Edited by Harvey Hendrickson, Paul Williams

    Series: Routledge New Works in Accounting History

    One of the outstanding accounting theoreticians of the twentieth century, Carl Thomas Devine exhibited a breadth and depth of knowledge few in the field of accounting have equalled. This book collects together eight previously unpublished essays on accounting theory written by Professor Devine....

    Published June 29th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Two Hundred Years of Accounting Research

    By Richard Mattessich

    Series: Routledge New Works in Accounting History

    This is the first and only book to offer a comprehensive survey of accounting research on a broad international scale for the last two centuries. Its main emphasis is on accounting research in the English, German, Italian, French and Spanish language areas; it also contains chapters...

    Published February 10th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Accountancy and Empire

    The British Legacy of Professional Organization

    Edited by Chris Poullaos, Suki Sian

    Series: Routledge New Works in Accounting History

    This book brings together, for the first time, studies of the professionalisation of accountancy in key constituent territories of the British Empire. The late nineteenth century was a period of intensive activity in terms of both imperialism and professionalisation. A team of expert contributors...

    Published May 20th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Double Accounting for Goodwill

    A Problem Redefined

    By Martin Bloom

    Series: Routledge New Works in Accounting History

    Goodwill, sometimes purchased but often more significantly internally generated, is the major constituent of the value of many listed companies. Accounting aims to provide users of financial statements with useful information, and more than fifty current International Financial Reporting Standards...

    Published December 21st 2009 by Routledge