Accounting History Products

  • The Italian and Iberian Influence in Accounting History

    The Imperative of Power

    Edited by Michele Bigoni, Warwick Funnell

    The Italian and Iberian Influence in Accounting History provides compelling evidence of how accounting, when conceived of as a technology rather than simply as a tool to increase efficiency, can work as a means to sustain power relations in different sites, such as the Church, the State or the…

    Hardback – 2017-10-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge New Works in Accounting History

  • 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 – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Critical Accounting

    Edited by Robin Roslender

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-09-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting

  • The Making of Shareholder Welfare Society

    A Study in Corporate Governance

    By Alexander Styhre

    The Making of Shareholder Welfare Society traces and accounts for the debates and discussions between law and economics scholars and mainstream legal scholars, management theorists, and economic sociologists. This is done in detail to demonstrate that the shareholder welfare society was built from…

    Hardback – 2017-09-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Corporate Governance

  • The Routledge Handbook of Accounting in Asia

    Edited by Zhijun Lin

    As the centre of world economic development has shifted towards Asia over the last two decades, many Asian countries have witnessed rapid growth in economic and business operations. In light of these recent changes, accounting has played a significant role in assisting economic transition and…

    Hardback – 2017-08-23
    Routledge

  • The Price Reporters

    A Guide to PRAs and Commodity Benchmarks

    By Owain Johnson

    Every consumer in a modern economy is indirectly exposed to the work of a price reporting agency (PRA) each time they fill up their car, take a flight or switch on a light, and yet the general public is completely unaware of the existence of PRAs. Firms like Platts, Argus and ICIS, which are…

    Paperback – 2017-08-08
    Routledge

  • The History and Tradition of Accounting in Italy

    Edited by David Alexander, Stefano Adamo, Roberto Di Pietra, 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 – 2017-06-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Accounting

  • 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 – 2017-06-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Accounting

  • 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 – 2017-05-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Accounting

  • 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

  • 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

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