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The Routledge Companion to Accounting Information Systems

ISBN 9781138125865
Published December 26, 2017 by Routledge
332 Pages 32 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Information technology has permeated all walks of life in the past two decades. Accounting is no exception. Be it financial accounting, management accounting, or audit, information technology and systems have simplified daily tasks and routine work, simplified reporting, and changed how accounting is done.

The Routledge Companion to Accounting Information Systems provides a prestige reference work which offers students and researchers an introduction to current and emerging scholarship in the discipline. Contributions from an international cast of authors provides a balanced view of both the technical underpinnings and organisational consequences of accounting information systems.

With a focus on the business consequences of technology, this unique reference book will be a vital resource for students and researchers involved in accounting and information management.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Discipline of Accounting Information Systems  1. Introduction to Accounting Information System  2. Development of AIS Over Time  3. Technologies Underpinning AIS  4. Systems Design, Planning and Implementation  5. AIS and Change Management  Part II: Organisational Effects of Accounting Information  6. AIS and How Business is Done  7. AIS and Decision-Making  8. Format and Speed of Information Provision  9. AIS Outputs  10. Outsourcing AIS  11. AIS Effects on Accounting Roles  12. Big Data and Knowledge Generation  13. Issues with Big Data  14. AIS and Investment Appraisal  Part III: Controlling Accounting Information Systems  15. Data Security and Quality  16. AIS Auditing  17. Controlling Data Sources  18. Supporting Firm Strategy  Part IV: Future Directions of Accounting Information Systems  19. Integration with Other Data and Systems  20. Extending AIS Reach  21. Barriers to Technology Progress  22. Information as a Strategic Asset

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Martin Quinn is Senior Lecturer and Head of Accounting at DCUBS. He has published widely on management accounting and accounting change. His research interests include accounting information systems and cloud computing.

Erik Strauss is Professor of Accounting and Control at Witten/Herdecke University. His research interests are in the influence of technology on management accounting and control, management accounting change and the role of the management accountant. He is a member of the editorial board of Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management and Corporate Ownership and Control.


'Brings together some key insights on the interface between accounting and information systems.'Al Bhimani, London School of Economics, UK

'This book provides a good introduction to AIS and the contemporary research that is being done on it. Given the growth and influence of AIS on our daily lives, as touched on within the chapters, it is timely that such a book be produced.'Stephen Jollands, University of Exeter, UK

'Finally a text that addresses the organizational aspects of AIS! Covering the most recent insights from multiple knowledge domains - change, integration, implementation, it is all there!' — Hanno Roberts, Norwegian Business School, Norway