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Pioneers of critical accounting : a celebration of the life of Tony Lowe

Author: Jim Haslam; Prem Sikka
Publisher: London: Palgrave Macmillan, [2016] ©2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book celebrates the life and work of Tony Lowe, a pioneer of critical accounting. The essays locate accounting and business practices in wider social, economic and political contexts to show that Tony’s ideas had far reaching applications for regulation, corporation governance, accounting, auditing, the environment, corporate social responsibility, organisational accountability, gender, race, globalization and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Tony Lowe
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Haslam; Prem Sikka
ISBN: 113754211X 9781137542113
OCLC Number: 939532170
Description: xxii, 327 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Tony Lowe and the interdisciplinary and critical perspectives on accounting project: reflections on the contributions of a unique scholar / Richard Laughlin --
the man who always asked why! The reflective accounting of Tony Lowe / Kerry Jacobs --
Management control: the influence of cybernetics and the science of the unknowable / Winnie O'Grady and Alan Lowe --
Organisational effectiveness and social and environmental accounting: through the past darkly / Rob Gray, Aideen O'Dochartaigh, and Clemence Rannou --
Thinking about critical methodology / Robin Roslender --
The "sustainable development" of a critical accounting project / Jesse Dillard --
A brief historical appreciation of accounting theory? But who cares? / Michael J. R. Gaffikin --
Informing for control and emancipatory interests in accounting: new reflections on the intellectual emancipation of accounting and the possibility of emancipatory accountings / Jim Haslam --
Thinking different: accounting as a systems theorist - gender, race and class / Cheryl R. Lehman --
A critical look at IASB / Geoff Whittington --
A critical analysis of the balanced scorecard: towards a more dialogic approach / David J. Cooper and Mahmoud Ezzamel --
Reimagining the corporation the relevance of legal, economic and political imaginary / Hugh Willmott and Jeroen Veldman --
Big four accounting firms: addicted to tax avoidance / Prem Sikka.
Responsibility: Jim Haslam and Prem Sikka, editors.

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This book celebrates the life and work of Tony Lowe, a pioneer of critical accounting. The essays locate accounting and business practices in wider social, economic and political contexts to show that Tony’s ideas had far reaching applications for regulation, corporation governance, accounting, auditing, the environment, corporate social responsibility, organisational accountability, gender, race, globalization and the functioning of the state.

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