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  • The Social Function of Accounts

    Reforming accountancy to serve mankind

    By John Flower

    Accountancy as presently practised is tied to the paradigm of modern financial capitalism with its reliance on market solutions and the maximization of the firm’s profits, which are the fundamental causes of most these problems. The Social Function of Accounts argues that accountancy, as currently…

    Hardback – 2017-07-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Accounting

  • The History and Tradition of Accounting in Italy

    Edited by David Alexander, Roberto Di Pietra, Stefano Adamo, Roberta Fasiello

    Italian accounting has a long and honourable tradition of theoretical and applied analysis of the accounting and reporting function, perceived and defined much more broadly than in the Anglo-Saxon tradition. The high point of this perhaps, is the creation of what is known as Economia Aziendale (EA)…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Accounting

  • The Price Reporters

    A Guide to PRAs and Commodity Benchmarks

    By Owain Johnson

    The Price Reporting Agencies (PRAs) are the small group of firms that set the price of most of the world’s energy products as well as of many other commodities. The PRAs are billion dollar businesses that are integral to the way the global commodities markets work but they are not as well known as…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-04-30 
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Cost Accounting in Government

    Theory and Applications

    Edited by Zachary Mohr

    Managerial cost accounting is the financial and managerial tool that is used to estimate the organizational cost of products and services in business and government. In recent decades, cost accounting in the United States and other advanced industrial countries has been dominated by discussions of…

    Hardback – 2017-04-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Accounting

  • Reality and Accounting

    Ontological Explorations in the Economic and Social Sciences

    By Richard Mattessich

    This book discusses and summarizes the revived interest in reality issues (ontology) within accounting, economics, and the information sciences, with a view to informing scholars from these different disciplines about each other’s endeavours in ontological research. Even more importantly, the book…

    Paperback – 2016-12-09
    Routledge
    Routledge New Works in Accounting History

  • The Impact of the First World War on International Business

    Edited by Andrew Smith, Kevin D Tennent, Simon Mollan

    People throughout the world are now commemorating the centenary of the start of the First World War. For historians of international business and finance, it is an opportunity to reflect on the impact of the war on global business activity. The world economy was highly integrated in the early…

    Hardback – 2016-11-10
    Routledge
    Routledge International Studies in Business History

  • From the Companies Act of 1929 to the Companies Act of 1948 (RLE: Accounting)

    A Study of Change in the Law and Practice of Accounting

    By Paul Bircher

    The accounting provisions of the Companies Act 1948 (CA48) represented a major change from the provisions of preceding company legislation, the Companies Act 1929 (CA29). CA48 contained radically different accounting and auditing provisions from those of any previous enactment and represented a…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Accounting

  • A History of Management Accounting

    The British Experience

    By Richard Edwards, Trevor Boyns

    There is growing interest in the history of accounting amongst both accounting practitioners and accounting academics. This interest developed steadily from about 1970 and really ‘took off’ in the 1990s. However, there is a lack of texts dealing with major aspects of accounting history…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26
    Routledge
    Routledge New Works in Accounting History

  • The Nature of Accounting Regulation

    By Ian Dennis

    Accounting standards are an essential element in the regulation of current financial reporting. Standard setters promulgate such standards, and companies and professional accountants follow them in preparing financial reports. Although much has been written about the history of standard setting,…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Accounting

  • Legal Regulation of British Company Accounts 1836-1900 (RLE Accounting)

    Volume 1

    Edited by J R Edwards

    In the UK today the form and content of accounts published by limited companies are closely regulated. In the 19th century the position was different: the popular view was that such matters were for private negotiation between owners and management. Nevertheless, there was a great deal of…

    Paperback – 2016-08-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Accounting

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