The field of critical accounting has expanded rapidly since its inception and has become recognised as offering a wealth of provocative insights in the wake of the global financial crisis. It is now firmly embedded within accounting literature and in how accounting is taught.
Surveying the evolving field of Critical Accounting, including theory, ethics, history, development and sustainability, this Companion presents key debates in the field, providing a comprehensive overview. Incorporating interdisciplinary perspectives on accounting, the volume concludes by considering new directions in which critical accounting research may travel.
With an international array of established and respected contributors, this Routledge Companion is a vital resource for students and researchers across the world.
Table of Contents
Foreword (David Cooper) 1. Introduction (Robin Roslender) 2. Interpretivism (Chandana Allawattage and Danture Wickramasinghe) 3. Structural Marxism (Robin Roslender) 4. Critical Theory (Sonja Gallhofer and Jim Haslam) 5. Philosophical Traditions (Glen Lehman) 6. Foucault (David Knights and Peter Bloom) 7. Bourdieu (Jeff Everett) 8. Accountancy Profession (Alan Richardson) 9. Auditing (Richard Baker) 10. Ethics (Paul Williams) 11. Regulation (Lisa Baudot and Keith Robson) 12. Colonisation (Jane Broadbent and Richard Laughlin) 13. Accountability (John Roberts) 14. Social and Environmental Accounting (Rob Gray, Carol Adams and David Owen) 15. Emerging Economies (Trevor Hopper and Farzana Tanima) 16. Governance (Lee Parker) 17. Financialization (Colin Haslam and Nick Tstsianis and George Katechos) 18. Globalization (Cameron Graeme) 19. Pop Culture (Ingrid Jeacle) 20. Accounting History (Richard Fleischman, Thomas Tyson and David Oldroyd) 21. Accounting Education (Gordon Boyce) 22. Organisation Studies (Chris Carter and Alan McKinlay) 23. Finance (Elton McGoun) 24. Sustainability is the new critical? (Judy Brown and Jesse Dillard) 25. Actor-Network Theory and critical accounting research (Jane Baxter and Wai Fong Chua) 26. Critical realism (Sven Modell)
Robin Roslender is Professor of Accounting and Finance at The University of Dundee, UK.