The new accounting history: An introduction

  • Peter Miller, Trevor Hopper, Richard Laughlin
  • Accounting Organizations and Society, January 1991, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/0361-3682(91)90036-e

The new accounting history

What is it about?

The paper criticises much accounting history research for being overly concentrated on the contributions of 'great men' and atheoretical archival studies and neglecting recent theoretical post-structural work (especially Foucault) and that from political economy and labour history.

Why is it important?

The article details why and how accounting research can be enriched by being rooted in and engaging with work with broader, alternative research methodologies.

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