publication . Article . 2016

Revisiting the roles of accounting in society

Stephen P. Walker;
Open Access English
  • Published: 29 Mar 2016
  • Country: United Kingdom
In order to facilitate the development of new research agendas, pioneering authors in AOS embarked on difficult journeys in search of the interconnections between accounting and the social. Contributions such as Burchell et al (1980) located a number of roles of accounting in society and inspired agenda-shifting historical investigations. However, as Hopwood (1985) recognised, the participation of historians in this project requires reinvestments in theoretical and epistemological thinking. This paper encourages renewed explorations of the concepts that might guide accounting history research seeking to probe the social. Such investments are especially pressing ...
free text keywords: Accounting, Information Systems and Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Sociology and Political Science, Accounting history, Sociology, business.industry, business, Social control
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