The Routledge Companion to Accounting History
Call Number: HF5605 .R68 2009
Publication Date: 2008-09-19
The Routledge Companion to Accounting Historyshows how the seemingly innocuous practice of accounting has pervaded human existence in fascinating ways at numerous times and places; from ancient civilisations to the modern day, and from the personal to the political. Placing the history of accounting in context with other fields of study, the collection gives invaluable insights to subjects such as the rise of capitalism, the control of labour, gender and family relationships, racial exploitation, the functioning of the state, and the pursuit of military conflict. An engaging and comprehensive overview also examining geographical differences, this Companionis split into key sections, which explore:changing technologies used to represent financial and other datahistorical development of accounting theory and practiceaccounting institutions and those who perform accounting accountancy and the economyaccounting, society, and culturethe role of accounting in the government, protection and financing of states including chapters on the important role played by accountancy in religious organizations, a review of how the discipline is portrayed in fine art and popular culture, and analysis of sharp practice and corporate scandals. The Routledge Companion to Accounting History has a breadth of coverage that is unmatched in this growing area of study. Bringing together leading writers in the field, this is an essential reference work for any student of accounting, business and management, and history.
Insights from Accounting History
Publication Date: 2012-07-11
Stephen Zeff has been a prolific researcher on the history of accounting and auditing in the twentieth century. He has written numerous papers on the history of standard setting and regulation, of accounting and auditing practice, of the accounting profession, of accounting thought, and of the intellectual contributions of major authors (such as Hatfield, Canning, Paton and MacNeal). This volume brings together the greatest hits of Zeff's academic career, including several articles that were published in out-of-the way places, for easier use by students and researchers of the field. In an introduction, Zeff discusses the evolution of his research interests and explains the factors led to the writing of the papers and their intended contribution to the literature. The book also includes a complete list of his publications.
A Global History of Accounting, Financial Reporting and Public Policy
Call Number: HF5616.N7 G59 2011
Publication Date: 2011-07-12
This is the second in a four volume set which addresses Global Accounting History developments, focusing upon financial reporting, and related institutional aspects of disclosures for accountability and decision making purposes. This volume addresses five countries of the Americas, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the United States of America. Chapters are authored by specialists knowledgeable about each of the subject countries.
A History of Management Accounting
Publication Date: 2012-09-06
There isnbsp;growing interestnbsp;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 that can be used in classrooms, to inform new researchers, and to provide a source of reference for established researchers.The great deal of research into cost and management accounting in Britain published in academic journals over the last twenty years-including the authors' own contributions-makes The History of Cost and Management Accounting an essential contribution to the field.
The History of Accounting
Call Number: HF5605 .H573 1996
Publication Date: 1996-03-01
This encyclopedia's more than 400 entries focus on such subjects as publications in the field, institutional bodies, accounting and economic concepts and much more. It is aimed at the student, researcher or professional.
More Than a Numbers Game
Call Number: HF5616.U5 K53 2006
Publication Date: 2006-09-01
The world certainly suffers no shortage of accounting texts. The many out there help readers prepare, audit, interpret and explain corporate financial statements. What has been missing is a book offering context and discussion for divisive issues such as taxes, debt, options, and earnings volatility. King addresses the why of accounting instead of the how, providing practitioners and students with a highly readable history of U.S. corporate accounting. More Than a Numbers Game: A Brief History of Accounting was inspired by Arthur Levitt's landmark 1998 speech delivered at New York University. The Securities and Exchange Commission chairman described the too-little challenged custom of earnings management and presaged the breakdown in the US corporate accounting three years later. Somehow, over a one-hundred year period, accounting morphed from a tool used by American railroad managers to communicate with absent British investors into an enabler of corporate fraud. How this happened makes for a good business story. This book is not another description of accounting scandals. Instead it offers a history of ideas. Each chapter covers a controversial topic that emerged over the past century. Historical background and discussion of people involved give relevance to concepts discussed. The author shows how economics, finance, law and business customs contributed to accounting's development. Ideas presented come from a career spent working with accounting information.
Call Number: HF5605 .A227 2006
Publication Date: 2006-01-26
In the last twenty years accounting history literature has been enriched by the widened examination of historical events from different paradigmatic perspectives. These debates have typically pitted "traditional" historians against "critical" historians. The 47 articles in this three-volume set delineate the basic tenets of these rival paradigms. They include the work of prominent scholars from both camps.
Critical Histories of Accounting
Call Number: HF5605 .C75 2013
Publication Date: 2012-08-08
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 Sarbanes-Oxley and the world-wide recession. Certain contemporary issues have long histories, such as the difficulties encountered by women to break the glass ceiling in public accounting, and the suffering of indigenous peoples under the imperialistic yoke. Other episodes in accounting's long history are seemingly more divorced from the present, but in reality they all have contemporary significance. Slavery in the New World, for example, although abolished more than a century ago, is still rampant in parts of the world, albeit less formally. Critical accounting historians feel it a duty to harken to the "suppressed voices" of the past, those groups of people who had no access to an accounting record - women, persons of color, indigenous populations, alienated proletarians, victims of governmental incompetence and graft, and many voiceless others. Critical Histories of Accounting: Sinister Inscriptions in the Modern Era draws on the foremost work in this developing literature, both that authored by the co-editors of this volume, and that written by others. Editors Richard K. Fleischman, Warwick N. Funnell, and Steve Walker have written extensively about "the dark side of accounting," gauging the complicity of those performing accounting functions in episodes in human history that are at worst evil and at best reprehensible. The editors have also hand-selected a series of historical and contemporary episodes that have been critically investigated by the wider accounting history community, preceded by a thorough introduction.
A Global History of Accounting, Financial Reporting and Public Policy
Call Number: HF5616.A78 G66 2011
Publication Date: 2011-10-08
The Global Accounting History four volume set aims to establish a benchmark reference source that covers the evolution of accounting, financial reporting and related institutions for all major economies in the world in a comparable way. Volume Three considers six nations from Asia and Oceania, including Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and the Republic of Korea. The volume is informed by the knowledge of various regional specialists, who act as authors for each chapter.
Accounting Evolution to Nineteen Hundred
Call Number: HF5605 .L5
Publication Date: 1981-03-01