The Origins Of Accounting Culture aim at studying the origins of the accounting culture in Venice, with a specific focus on accounting education. The period covered by the work ranges from Luca Pacioli to the foundation (in 1868) of the Royal Advanced School of Commerce (Regia Scuola Superiore di Commercio), that in 2018 is celebrating its 150 anniversary as Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.
Ever since the Middle Ages, Venice was home of a number of favourable circumstances that have been accumulating over the years. As a trading city par excellence, Venice allowed the spreading of the bookkeeping at first among firms and then in the public administration that was much in need of sophisticated accounting principles for the purpose of controlling its activities.
Venice was among the first cities to implement Gutenberg print method and it quickly became the most important city in the world in the publishing industry, allowing printing and spreading the first handbooks about double-entry bookkeeping and merchant studies.
The Origins Of Accounting Culture goes beyond the study of Luca Pacioli and tackles in a more organic and holistic way the social and economic conditions that allowed the accounting culture to spread in Venice. This book will be a vital resource to academics and researchers in the fields of Accounting, Accounting History, Economic Development and related disciplines.
SECTION 1: ACCOUNTING TREATISES
The Venetian treatises: a frame
Stefano Coronella and Lucrezia Santaniello
A Venetian treatise before Pacioli by Marino de Raphaeli
The spread of double-entry bookkeeping method in the 16th Century: "Quaderno doppio col suo giornale novamente composto et dilegentissimamente ordinato secondo il costume di Venetia" of Dominico Manzoni (1540)
Libero Mario Mari and Francesca Picciaia
Giovanni Antonio Moschetti’s Universal Trattato: an unexplored contribution to accounting theory and practice
Michele Bigoni, Tania Aloisi, Warwick Funnell, Gianluca Risaliti and Roberto Verona
Bookkeeping Treatises in Seventeenth Century Venice: The contributions of Francesco Garatti (1686-1688)
Valerio Antonelli, Raffaele D’Alessio and Emanuela Mattia Cafaro
Niccolò D’Anastasio and his "Scrittura doppia ridotta scienza"
Fabio Caputo, Stefano Coronella, Rossella Leopizzi and Andrea Venturelli.
SECTION 2: COMPANIES
Accounting and Power relationships at the origin of the Venetian Hospital of S Giovanni e Paolo
Roberto Di Pietra and Salvatore Russo
Managing the largest printing business in Europe: The Remondini in Bassano (17th to 19th century)
Carlo Marcon, Giovanni Favero, Ugo Sostero
Carive’s Accounting System: An Evolutionary Perspective on its Early Years
Moreno Mancin, Carlo Marcon, Marco Fasan and Michele D’Alessandro
Firm, Industry and Institutional Dimensions of the Glassmaking Industry in Venice: The Case of Barovier & Toso
Chiara Mio and Marco Fasan
Accounting and the Venetian Merchants
Chiara Saccon, David Alexander
The fraudulent investor: an accounting investigation on a Venetian manufactory, 1778-1784.
Marisa Agostini, Cella Riccardo and Giovanni Favero
SECTION 3: ACCOUNTING EDUCATION
Education and Bookkeeping in XV century Venice: A revisitation and some interdisciplinary insights
Laura Girella and Michela Cordazzo
The rise of a culture of planning and control: The case of Scuola Grande di San Rocco in the XVI century
Maria Lusiani, Marco Vedovato and Chiara Pancot
Al nome de Dio e bon guadagno – Pacioli, Venice, Education and Bookkeeping
Accounting History and Accounting Education: The Venetian Arsenale Connection
Anne-Christine Frandsen and Keith Hoskin
Fabio Besta: Accounting Education and Accounting History Dissemination
Massimo Sargiacomo, Stefania Servalli and Paolo Andrei
Historical origins and evolution of Small and Medium Practices in the Northeast of the Italian peninsula
Agostini Marisa, Cordazzo Michela, Saccon Chiara
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.