Management Accounting: European Perspectives by Alnoor BhimaniManagement Accounting: European Perspectives by Alnoor Bhimani

Management Accounting: European Perspectives

byAlnoor Bhimani

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

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Just as Europe consists of countries with different languages, cultures, histories, wealth levels and systems of jurispridence, and exhibits a mosaic of different tastes and preferences, so do accounting's roles and functions differ widely across European countries. Differences in managementaccounting practices and control approaches abound. the question is no longer whether there is variety but its extent and explanation.In considering European variety in management accounting, it may be asked what trends if any are discernible in management accounting practices generally? What historical factors have conditioned management accounting wherever and in whatever form it exists? Are there links between managementaccounting research and practice? Are there competing theories within the field which are nation-specific? To what extent is the implementation of emergent cost-management approaches evident within companies? Such issues are explored in this book which also provides some basis for exploring nationalspecifities in management accounting whilst offering room to ponder over its commonalities. Distinguished European commentators provide comprehensive analysis of past and existing management accounting practices and conceptual thinking.The contributors give a sense of whether modern management accounting approaches are evident in enterprises withing their nation and discuss findings of empirical investigations in constructing `country perspectives'. Each chapter successfully presents an informed overview of country featuresindicative of a rich and diverse European tapestry of management accounting thought and practice. Ultimately the book provides a useful starting point not only for making cross-national comparative observations but also for identifying opportunities and trends in management accounting systemschanges.

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Alnoor Bhimani is at London School of Economics.
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Title:Management Accounting: European PerspectivesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:274 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.87 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198289669

ISBN - 13:9780198289661

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`A welcomed addition to this much neglected field ... there is the same clearly identifiable structure running through each chapter. This improves understanding, clarity and most importantly comparability throughout the book ... This highly readable text is a major contribution towardsproviding insight into this rapidly emerging field of study. Read it and keep abreast of developments on our doorstep.'Company Accountant