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How hegemony works: the fate of a presidential initiative

Rutherford, Brian A. (2024) How hegemony works: the fate of a presidential initiative. Accounting History Review, . ISSN 2155-2851. E-ISSN 2155-286X. (doi:10.1080/21552851.2024.2332871) (KAR id:105563)


This study charts the course of an American Accounting Association initiative designed to overcome perceived stagnation in US accounting scholarship by removing impediments to innovation within the research infrastructure. It analyses events using Gramscian theory of hegemony, extended to embrace Raymond Williams’ development of the cultural dynamics of the phenomenon and concepts of disciplinary hegemony and micro-hegemony. It shows that the structurally complex disciplinary micro-hegemony of US accounting scholarship underwent challenge and some modification and recreation of its elements but was largely successful in defending its cultural ascendency and repressive capacity. Some tentative ideas about how paradigmatic domination might be overthrown are sketched out.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/21552851.2024.2332871
Uncontrolled keywords: History, General Business, Management and Accounting, Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous), Accounting
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Accounting and Finance
Funders: University of Kent (
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Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2024 13:39 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2024 10:21 UTC
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