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The Imperative of Power: Accounting in Diverse Settings

Bigoni, M. and Funnell, Warwick N. (2018) The Imperative of Power: Accounting in Diverse Settings. In: Bigoni, M. and Funnell, Warwick N., eds. The Italian and Iberian Influence in Accounting History. The Imperative of Power. Routledge New Works in Accounting History . Routledge, New York and London, pp. 1-16. ISBN 978-1-138-04847-8. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:64058)

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The chapter recognizes the significant contributions of Italian, Spanish and Portuguese researches in studying accounting as a socially constructed practice. In particular, it explores how Italian and Iberian scholars have contributed to unmasking the seemingly benign appearance of accounting practices which makes them invaluable as a tool in the exercise of power for institutions as diverse as the Church and the State and the Empires. It also provides an overview of the chapters included in the book.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Accounting and Finance
Depositing User: Michele Bigoni
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2017 09:10 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2021 14:36 UTC
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