eBook Accounting From The Outside: The Collected Papers Of Anthony G. Hopwood, 1st Edition

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  • 648 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2015
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The 43 papers in this collection, originally published from 1972 to 1987 delve into accounting, observing and exploring its functioning. They construct a basis for interrogating it in use and indeed they attempt to account for accounting. The author seeks to understand accounting, to appreciate what it is, what it does and how it does it, examining it from without rather than from within.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Observing the Accounting Craft.
Getting Started: Exploring Accounting in Use.
1: An Empirical Study of the Role of Accounting Data in Performance Evaluation.
2: Leadership Climate and the Use of Accounting Data in Performance Evaluation.
3: Problems with Using Accounting Information in Performance Evaluation.
Accounting in its Organisational Context.
4: Towards an Organizational Perspective for the Study of Accounting and Information Systems.
5: The Organisational and Behavioural Aspects of Budgeting and Control.
6: The Design of Information Systems for Matrix Organisations.
7: Criteria of Corporate Effectiveness*.
8: Discussion of “Some Inner Contradictions in Management Information Systems” and “Behavioral Implications of Planning and Control Systems”.
9: From Management Information to Information Management.
10: Evaluating the Real Benefits.
11: On Trying to Study Accounting in the Contexts in Which It Operates.
12: Commentary The Growth of “Worrying” about Management Accounting.
13: Management Accounting and Organizational Action: An Introduction.
14: Accounting and Organisational Action.
Accounting and the Transformation of the Public Sector.
15: Value for Money: Practice in Other Countries.
16: Accounting and the Pursuit of Efficiency.
17: Accounting and the Domain of the Public: Some Observations on Current Developments.
Social Accounting and the Social Significance of Accounts.
18: Social Accounting — The Way Ahead?*.
19: Social Accounting.
20: ‘A Message from Mars’ and Other Reminiscences from the Past.
21: Economic Costs and Benefits of New Forms of Work Organisation.
22: Economics and the Regime of the Calculative.
23: The Tale of a Committee that Never Reported : Disagreements on Intertwining Accounting with the Social*.
Differing Rationalities and the Dynamics of Accounting Change.
24: The Roles of Accounting in Organizations and Society*.
25: On Trying to Account for Accounting Commentary on Research on Monitoring the Accounting Standard Setting Process.
26: The Development of Accounting in its International Context: Past Concerns and Emergent Issues.
27: Accounting in its Social Context: Towards a History of Value Added in the United Kingdom.
28: The Archaeology of Accounting Systems*.
Reflections on the Research Endeavour.
29: Accounting research in the United Kingdom*.
30: Introduction: Issues Facing Auditing Research in the UK.
31: Some Issues in Accounting Standard Setting: An Introductory Essay.
32: European Accounting Research: An Introduction.
33: “Accounting Research and Accounting Practice: The Ambiguous Relationship Between the Two” Deloitte, Haskins and. Sells Accounting Lecture, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1983..
Selected Editorial Pontifications.
34: Editorial: The Path Ahead.
35: Editorial: Human Resource Accounting.
36: Editorial.
37: Editorial.
38: Editorial.
39: Editorial: Accounting Research and the World of Action.
40: Editorial.
42: Editorial.
43: Accounting and Gender: An Introduction.