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  • Forging Accounting Principles in Five Countries

    A History and an Analysis of Trends

    By Stephen A. Zeff

    This title, first published in 1972, examines five countries that have experience with programs designed to improve the quality of financial reporting. Zeff devotes separate chapters to the historical evolution of the program, and then goes on to compare and analyse the various trends. This book…

    Hardback – 2015-10-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Auditor's Talk

    An Oral History of the Profession from the 1920s to the Present Day

    By Derek Matthews, Jim Pirie

    This book is an oral history of the auditing profession in Britain from 1920s to the present day based on extended extracts from interviews with 77 past and present practitioners. Those interviewed ranged from a nonagenarian who qualified in the 1920s, to active contemporaries, from sole…

    Paperback – 2015-10-08 
    Routledge

  • Accounting and Business Economics

    Insights from National Traditions

    Edited by Yuri Biondi, Stefano Zambon

    The recent financial crisis has sparked debates surrounding the nature and role of accounting in informing capital markets and regulatory bodies about the financial performance and position of a firm. These debates have drawn attention to the broader implications of accounting for the economy and…

    Paperback – 2015-09-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Accounting

  • Critical Histories of Accounting

    Sinister Inscriptions in the Modern Era

    Edited by Richard K. Fleischman, Warwick Funnell, Stephen Walker

    The critical tradition in accounting historiography has come to occupy a prominent place in the discipline’s academic scholarship. Some critical literature has confronted the responsibility of accounting and accountants in precipitating contemporary crises, such as the audit failures that spawned…

    Paperback – 2015-08-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge New Works in Accounting History

  • Accountancy and Empire

    The British Legacy of Professional Organization

    Edited by Chris Poullaos, Suki Sian

    This book brings together, for the first time, studies of the professionalisation of accountancy in key constituent territories of the British Empire. The late nineteenth century was a period of intensive activity in terms of both imperialism and professionalisation. A team of expert contributors…

    Paperback – 2015-08-26
    Routledge

  • The Development of the American Public Accounting Profession

    Scottish Chartered Accountants and the Early American Public Accountancy Profession

    By T.A. Lee

    The book presents a series of researched biographies of professional accountants who immigrated to the United States and developed their careers there in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.  This volume is a tribute to the efforts of a relatively small…

    Paperback – 2015-04-10
    Routledge

  • Accounting at War

    The Politics of Military Finance

    By Warwick Funnell, Michele Chwastiak

    Accounting is frequently portrayed as a value free mechanism for allocating resources and ensuring they are employed in the most efficient manner. Contrary to this popular opinion, the research presented in Accounting at War demonstrates that accounting for military forces is primarily a political…

    Hardback – 2015-04-06
    Routledge
    Routledge New Works in Accounting History

  • Professionalism and Accounting Rules

    By Brian P. West

    This book investigates the issues raised by the vast array of accounting standards and technical rules which have marked the recent history of accounting. It is argued that the accounting profession is beset by an inferior and incomplete notion of quality in its work which emphasises compliance…

    Paperback – 2015-02-09
    Routledge

  • The Institute of Accounts

    By Stephen E. Loeb, Paul J. Miranti

    This book focuses upon the Institute of Accounts (IA), an organization to which the modern United States accounting profession can trace its roots. The IA was organized in the early 1880s in New York City and, as discussed in this book, attracted a diverse membership that included some of the…

    Paperback – 2015-02-09
    Routledge

  • The Interface of Accounting Education and Professional Training

    Edited by Elaine Evans, Roger Juchau, Richard M.S. Wilson

    Over many decades the global development of professional accounting education programmes has been undertaken by higher education institutions, professional accounting bodies, and employers. These institutions have sometimes co-operated and sometimes been in conflict over the education and/or…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge
    Special issue books from 'Accounting Education: an international journal'

  • The Development of Accounting in an International Context

    A Festschrift in Honour of R. H. Parker

    Edited by T.E. Cooke, C.W. Nobes

    This volume brings together contributions from the world's most renowned scholars in accounting and celebrates the academic achievements of Bob Parker. Reflecting his multi-faceated contribution to the history of accountancy, the volume studies the development of accounting in an international…

    Paperback – 2014-02-27
    Routledge
    Routledge International Studies in Business History

  • Accounting, Accountants and Accountability

    By Norman Macintosh

    In the business world, recent years have seen a growing acknowledgement of the value of intangible assets rather than physical assets. This has precipitated a crisis in the accounting industry: the accounting representations relied upon for years can no longer be taken for granted. Here, Norman…

    Paperback – 2014-02-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Accounting

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