Accounting, Organizations, and Institutions: Essays in Honour of Anthony Hopwood

Paperback | April 15, 2012

EditorChristopher S. Chapman, David J. Cooper, Peter Miller

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Accounting has an ever-increasing significance in contemporary society. Indeed, some argue that its practices are fundamental to the development and functioning of modern capitalist societies. We can see accounting everywhere: in organizations where budgeting, investing, costing, andperformance appraisal rely on accounting practices; in financial and other audits; in corporate scandals and financial reporting and regulation; in corporate governance, risk management, and accountability, and in the corresponding growth and influence of the accounting profession. Accounting, too,is an important part of the curriculum and research of business and management schools, the fastest growing sector in higher education.This growth is largely a phenomenon of the last 50 years or so. Prior to that, accounting was seen mainly as a mundane, technical, bookkeeping exercise (and some still share that naive view). The growth in accounting has demanded a corresponding engagement by scholars to examine and highlight theimportant behavioural, organizational, institutional, and social dimensions of accounting. Pioneering work by accounting researchers and social scientists more generally has persuasively demonstrated to a wider social science, professional, management, and policy audience how many aspects of lifeare indeed constituted, to an important extent, through the calculative practices of accounting.Anthony Hopwood, to whom this book is dedicated, was a leading figure in this endeavour, which has effectively defined accounting as a distinctive field of research in the social sciences. The book brings together the work of leading international accounting academics and social scientists, anddemonstrates the scope, vitality, and insights of contemporary scholarship in and on accounting and auditing.

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Accounting has an ever-increasing significance in contemporary society. Indeed, some argue that its practices are fundamental to the development and functioning of modern capitalist societies. We can see accounting everywhere: in organizations where budgeting, investing, costing, andperformance appraisal rely on accounting practices; i...

Christopher S. Chapman is Professor of Management Accounting at Imperial College London. David J. Cooper is CGA Professor of Accounting at the University of Alberta. Peter Miller is Professor of Management Accounting at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pagesPublished:April 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface1. Christopher S. Chapman, David J. Cooper, and Peter B. Miller: Linking Accounting, Organizations and Institutions2. Thomas Ahrens: Everyday Accounting Practices and Intentionality3. Patricia J. Arnold: Institutional Perspectives on the Internationalization of Accounting4. Jane Baxter and Wai Fong Chua: Studying Accounting in Action: The Challenge of Engaging with Management Accounting Practice5. Alnoor Bhimani and Michael Bromwich: Management Accounting in a Digital and Global Economy: The Interface of Strategy, Technology, and Cost Information6. Jacob G. Birnberg and Michael D. Shields: Organizationally Oriented Management Accounting Research in the U.S.: A Case Study of the Diffusion of a Research Innovation7. Salvador Carmona and Mahmoud Ezzamel: On the Relationship between Accounting and Social Space8. Barbara Czarniawska and Jan Mouritsen: What is the Object of Management? How Management Technologies Help to Create Manageable Objects9. Marie-Laure Djelic and Kerstin Sahlin: Governance and its Transnational Dynamics: Towards a Re-ordering of our World?10. Christopher Humphrey and Anne Loft: Governing Audit Globally - IFAC, the New International Financial Architecture and the Auditing Profession11. Sten Jonsson: The Study of Controller Agency12. Vincent-Antonin Lepinay and Michel Callon: Sketch of Derivations in Wall Street and Atlantic Africa13. Robert Libby and Nicholas Seybert: Behavioral Studies of the Effects of Regulation on Earnings Management and Accounting Choice14. Theodore M. Porter: Accounts of Science15. Michael Power: Financial Accounting Without a State16. Keith Robson and Joni Young: Socio-political Studies of Financial Reporting and Standard Setting17. Sajay Samuel, Mark A. Covaleski, and Mark W. Dirsmith: On the Eclipse of Professionalism in Accounting: An Essay18. Prem Sikka and Hugh Willmott: All Offshore: The Sprat, the Mackerel, Accounting Firms, and the State in Globalization