Understanding Accounting in Its Social and Historical Context: The Case of Cost Accounting in Britain, 1914-1925 (Hardcover)

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Understanding Accounting in Its Social and Historical Context: The Case of Cost Accounting in Britain, 1914-1925 (Hardcover)

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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.


Product Details ISBN: 9780367511159
ISBN-10: 0367511150
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: September 2nd, 2020
Pages: 326
Language: English