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  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 10th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Development of the American Public Accounting Profession

    Scottish Chartered Accountants and the Early American Public Accountancy Profession

    By T.A. Lee

    The book presents a series of researched biographies of professional accountants who immigrated to the United States and developed their careers there in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. This volume is a tribute to the efforts of a relatively small...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Professionalism and Accounting Rules

    By Brian P. West

    This book investigates the issues raised by the vast array of accounting standards and technical rules which have marked the recent history of accounting. It is argued that the accounting profession is beset by an inferior and incomplete notion of quality in its work which emphasises compliance...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Institute of Accounts

    By Stephen E. Loeb, Paul J. Miranti

    This book focuses upon the Institute of Accounts (IA), an organization to which the modern United States accounting profession can trace its roots. The IA was organized in the early 1880s in New York City and, as discussed in this book, attracted a diverse membership that included some of the...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Interface of Accounting Education and Professional Training

    Edited by Elaine Evans, Roger Juchau, Richard M.S. Wilson

    Series: Special issue books from 'Accounting Education: an international journal'

    Over many decades the global development of professional accounting education programmes has been undertaken by higher education institutions, professional accounting bodies, and employers. These institutions have sometimes co-operated and sometimes been in conflict over the education and/or...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Development of Accounting in an International Context

    A Festschrift in Honour of R. H. Parker

    Edited by T.E. Cooke, C.W. Nobes

    Series: Routledge International Studies in Business History

    This volume brings together contributions from the world's most renowned scholars in accounting and celebrates the academic achievements of Bob Parker. Reflecting his multi-faceated contribution to the history of accountancy, the volume studies the development of accounting in an international...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Accounting, Accountants and Accountability

    By Norman Macintosh

    Series: Routledge Studies in Accounting

    In the business world, recent years have seen a growing acknowledgement of the value of intangible assets rather than physical assets. This has precipitated a crisis in the accounting industry: the accounting representations relied upon for years can no longer be taken for granted. Here, Norman...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Accounting and Order

    By Mahmoud Ezzamel

    Series: Routledge Studies in Accounting

    This book draws on ancient Egyptian inscriptions in order to theorize the relationship between accounting and order. It focuses especially on the performative power of accounting in producing and sustaining order in society. It explores how accounting intervened in various domains of the ancient...

    Published February 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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

  10. The Evolution of Behavioral Accounting Research (RLE Accounting)

    An Overview

    By Robert H. Ashton

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Accounting

    This volume collects together out of print and hard to find sources on the behavioural implications of accounting. It begins with the 1952 monograph, The Impact of Budgets on People by Chris Argyris, considered by many to mark the beginning of behavioural research in accounting and is followed by:...

    Published November 1st 2013 by Routledge