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The priesthood of industry : the rise of the professional accountant in British management

Author: Derek Matthews; Malcolm Anderson; J R Edwards
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documenting the rise of the accountancy profession in Britain, the authors of this volume focus on the individual - the professional accountant - and adopt an economic determinist analysis to explain  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Matthews; Malcolm Anderson; J R Edwards
ISBN: 019828960X 9780198289609
OCLC Number: 37331735
Description: xiv, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface ; 1. Introduction ; 2. Roots of the Profession ; 3. The Rise of the Accounting Function ; 4. Accountants and Business Management in Victorian and Edwardian Britain ; 5. Accountants in the Economic Maelstrom: The First World War and the Inter-War Years ; 6. Rise of the 'Priesthood' in the Post-Second World War Era ; 7. Some Explanations and Conclusions ; Appendices ; References
Responsibility: Derek Matthews, Malcolm Anderson, and John Richard Edwards.
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