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Routledge Library Editions: Accounting


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Accounting carries with its history a vast number of ideas which have slowly developed along with it.

The re-issued volumes in this set, available individually or as a set, together represent an unparalleled opportunity to build a library according to research interests or student requirements. They discuss the following:

  • history of accounting and the development of accounting theory
  • analysis of international accounting principles and international group accounting
  • accounting practice and the presentation & interpretation of accounts
  • inflation accounting and cash budgets and funds flow
  • the regulatory framework of accounting in the UK, China, and the USA
  • comparisons with international accounting standards.

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British Cost Accounting 1887-1952 (RLE Accounting) Contemporary Essays from the Accounting Literature

British Cost Accounting 1887-1952 (RLE Accounting): Contemporary Essays from the Accounting Literature

1st Edition

Edited By Trevor Boyns, Malcolm Anderson, J. R. Edwards
December 18, 2015

This anthology provides readers with a flavour of the development of cost accounting and emerging management accounting literature from ‘The Costing Renaissance’ to 1952. Many of the issues which were prominent in the middle of the twentieth century are still pressing issues today and received ...

Evolution of Corporate Financial Reporting (RLE Accounting)

Evolution of Corporate Financial Reporting (RLE Accounting)

1st Edition

Edited By T. A. Lee, Robert H. Parker
December 18, 2015

This book explores certain contemporary problems of accounting through the eyes and pens of historians. Many accounting problems are not new ones and it is therefore important to understand their history and development through the ages. This book places twentieth century studies in context and ...

Four Classics on the Theory of Double-Entry Bookkeeping (RLE Accounting)

Four Classics on the Theory of Double-Entry Bookkeeping (RLE Accounting)

1st Edition

Edited By Richard P. Brief
December 18, 2015

Although each of the pieces included in this collection has been cited as an outstanding contribution to the literature on the subject, they are not available in most libraries. Each of them is a classic on the theory of double-entry bookkeeping. Of the nine articles reprinted in this volume ...

Law and Accounting (RLE Accounting) Nineteenth Century American Legal Cases

Law and Accounting (RLE Accounting): Nineteenth Century American Legal Cases

1st Edition

Edited By Jean Margo Reid
December 18, 2015

This book contains 53 nineteenth century American legal cases in which courts discussed accounting issues. Some are well known: Wood v. Drummer (1824) was the foundation for the idea that capital could not be returned to shareholders and it was this restriction which made it necessary to ...

Law and Accounting (RLE Accounting) Pre-1889 British Legal Cases

Law and Accounting (RLE Accounting): Pre-1889 British Legal Cases

1st Edition

Edited By Jean Margo Reid
December 18, 2015

This book contains edited versions of thirty British legal cases involving accounting issues decided from 1849-1888. These cases are a valuable source of information about the development of accounting principles and practices in nineteenth-century Great Britain. The thirty cases show that the ...

Management Audit Approach in Writing Business History (RLE Accounting) A Comparison with Kennedy’s Technique on Railroad History

Management Audit Approach in Writing Business History (RLE Accounting): A Comparison with Kennedy’s Technique on Railroad History

1st Edition

By Allen L. Bures
December 18, 2015

This study adds both knowledge and method in the writing of business history. The author proposes that a preliminary management audit can be devised and utilized to gather data, analyse and compare longitudinally the quality of management existing in organizations. This book modifies a ...

Methodology and Method in History (RLE Accounting) A Bibliography

Methodology and Method in History (RLE Accounting): A Bibliography

1st Edition

Edited By Lee D. Parker, Finley O. Graves
December 18, 2015

This bibliography provides the reader with a comprehensive reference tool that will enhance understanding of methodological issues and enable the user to employ research methods appropriate to their subject of study. It also provides accounting historians a comprehensive data base for the ...

Recurring Issues in Auditing (RLE Accounting) Professional Debate 1875-1900

Recurring Issues in Auditing (RLE Accounting): Professional Debate 1875-1900

1st Edition

Edited By Roy A. Chandler, J. R. Edwards
December 18, 2015

This book gives a flavour of the issues that concerned auditing practitioners more than one hundred years ago and which retain a certain relevance to us today. The material is arranged chronologically and thereby emphasizes the interconnections between the issues as well as conveying the ...

Relevant Accounting Concepts and Applications (RLE Accounting) The Writings and Contributions of C. Rufus Rorem

Relevant Accounting Concepts and Applications (RLE Accounting): The Writings and Contributions of C. Rufus Rorem

1st Edition

By Harvey S. Hendrickson
December 18, 2015

C. Rufus Rorem, (1894-1988) was a pioneer in the development of group medical insurance and pre-paid health care. At the time the concepts were radical, but in 1937 he became head of the American Hospital Association's committee on hospital services, which fostered the first prepaid hospitalization...

The History of Accounting (RLE Accounting) An International Encylopedia

The History of Accounting (RLE Accounting): An International Encylopedia

1st Edition

Edited By Michael Chatfield, Richard Vangermeersch
December 18, 2015

Global in scope, accounting has had its share of great thinkers and practitioners, from Luca Pacioloi, the father of accounting, to R. J. Chambers, W. W. Cooper, Yuji Ijiri, Stephen A. Zeff and other figures. This encyclopedia presents more than 400 entries that focus on such subjects as ...

The International Accounts (RLE Accounting) A Constructive Criticism of Methods Used in Stating the Results of International Trade, Service, and Financial Operations

The International Accounts (RLE Accounting): A Constructive Criticism of Methods Used in Stating the Results of International Trade, Service, and Financial Operations

1st Edition

By Cleona Lewis
December 18, 2015

This volume analyses and presents the results of the trade, service and financial operations between any given country and the rest of the world. Among other issues the volume discusses tax measures of the 1920s, ascertaining the trend of foreign assets, verifying economic theory, providing ...

Papers on Accounting History (RLE Accounting)

Papers on Accounting History (RLE Accounting)

1st Edition

Edited By Robert H. Parker
December 17, 2015

Written over a period of twenty years the papers included here reflect the changing circumstances around the study of accounting history....

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