Understanding Accounting in its Social and Historical Context: The Case of Cost Accounting in Britain, 1914-1925, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Understanding Accounting in its Social and Historical Context

The Case of Cost Accounting in Britain, 1914-1925, 1st Edition

By Anne Loft

Routledge

326 pages

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Underlying this book, first published in 1988, is the belief that it is insightful to examine accounting not as merely a technical process, nor as a technical process with social and political consequences, but as an activity which is both social and political in itself. One way of illuminating the social nature of accounting is through studying its cultural variations, for although accounting is a feature of modern industrial society the extent of its use varies across cultures. This book examines the history of accounting and explores the complicated relationship between accounting and society.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Understanding Cost and Management Accounting in its Social and Historical Context 3. Historical Introduction 4. The First World War 5. After the War: Reconstruction and Reality 6. The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants 7. Cost Accounting and Society 8. Conclusion

About the Author

Anne Loft

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Accounting History

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General