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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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Accounting Under Inflationary Conditions (RLE Accounting)

Accounting Under Inflationary Conditions (RLE Accounting)

1st Edition

By Patrick Kirkman
December 07, 2015

When first published this volume represented the first concise, accessible UK text that explained the very complex changes that could be involved in an inflation accounting system. The new edition of the book (1978) was restructured and rewritten, with a substantial amount of material added so that...

Accounting in Scotland (RLE Accounting) A Historical Bibliography

Accounting in Scotland (RLE Accounting): A Historical Bibliography

1st Edition

Edited By Janet E. Pryce-Jones, Robert H. Parker
December 07, 2015

The first Scottish book on accounting was published in 1683. That book heralded a century during which Scotland established its reputation as a land of accountants: a steady stream of books subsequently appeared from Scottish presses. This bibliography contains over 330 location entries, including ...

Developing Control Concepts in the Twentieth Century (RLE Accounting)

Developing Control Concepts in the Twentieth Century (RLE Accounting)

1st Edition

By Lee D. Parker
December 07, 2015

This book examines the conceptual development of control in the literature of both management and accounting disciplines, from 1900 to 1980. In order to portray the development of control concepts over time, the chapters are organized into sections relating to the schools of thought from which they...

Financial Accounting (RLE Accounting) An Introduction

Financial Accounting (RLE Accounting): An Introduction

1st Edition

By John Blake
December 07, 2015

This book is a practical textbook for first-year students. It begins by describing the nature and environment of accounting and continues with an examination of the double entry book-keeping system. There are chapters on the principles which govern accounting practice and the presentation and ...

Studies in Cash Flow Accounting and Analysis (RLE Accounting) Aspects of the Interface Between Managerial Planning, Reporting and Control and External Performance Measurement

Studies in Cash Flow Accounting and Analysis (RLE Accounting): Aspects of the Interface Between Managerial Planning, Reporting and Control and External Performance Measurement

1st Edition

Edited By G. H. Lawson
November 27, 2015

The fourteen papers in this volume, both unpublished and originally published between 1981 and 1990 offer a comprehensive selection of G. H. Lawson’s work and discuss the following: assessing economic performance ownership value creation pricing of non-competitive government contracts ...

The Evolution of Behavioral Accounting Research (RLE Accounting) An Overview

The Evolution of Behavioral Accounting Research (RLE Accounting): An Overview

1st Edition

By Robert H. Ashton
November 27, 2015

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: ...

A History of Financial Accounting (RLE Accounting)

A History of Financial Accounting (RLE Accounting)

1st Edition

Edited By J. R. Edwards
November 24, 2015

This volume deals with the evolution of accounting from earliest times, and gives particular attention to corporate accounting developments since the Industrial Revolution. The author identifies the various sources of accounting practices employed by British companies, to demonstrate the main ...

A New Approach to Management Accounting History (RLE Accounting)

A New Approach to Management Accounting History (RLE Accounting)

1st Edition

By H. Thomas Johnson
November 24, 2015

The articles and papers reprinted in this volume, all written after 1970, represent a departure from the earlier conventional notion of accounting history research. They approach the study of management accounting history by regarding the accounting and business records of actual organizations as ...

Accounting Innovation (RLE Accounting) Municipal Corporations 1835-1935

Accounting Innovation (RLE Accounting): Municipal Corporations 1835-1935

1st Edition

Edited By Hugh Coombs, J. R. Edwards
November 24, 2015

The period 1835-1935 saw the development of the structure of local government which remains broadly intact today and also the growth of modern financial reporting procedures. This book examines the accounting implications of these developments and places them within the social and organisational ...

Accounting Methodology and the Work of R. J. Chambers (RLE Accounting)

Accounting Methodology and the Work of R. J. Chambers (RLE Accounting)

1st Edition

Edited By Michael J. R. Gaffikin
November 24, 2015

This study traces the development of methodology in philosophy and economics with particular focus on the work of Raymond Chambers. As well as analysing the reception on methodological lines, afforded his work by both academic and professional communities, the volume discusses some significant ...

Accounting Theory

Accounting Theory

1st Edition

Edited By William T. Baxter
November 24, 2015

Discussing various aspects of accounting theory by collecting diverse pieces originally published between 1978 and 1994, this volume asks and answers the following questions: What do the figures from a company’s report actually mean? To what uses can they properly be put? Could they be ...

Accounting and Industrial Relations (RLE Accounting) Some Historical Evidence on Their Interaction

Accounting and Industrial Relations (RLE Accounting): Some Historical Evidence on Their Interaction

1st Edition

By Philip Bougen
November 24, 2015

This study considers some of the factors which led to the emergence of accounting in the structure and practices of industrial relations in one particular company over a substantial period of time. It addresses the question as to the roles accounting numbers and systems were called upon to play in ...

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