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MANAGEMENT: Accounting

"Profitability is the Key to Value. If You've Got it, Flaunt It. If You Don't Have It, Get It (business strategy). If You Can't Get It, Get Out (capital strategy)."

--- Bill Fruhan, Professor of Finance, Harvard Business School, author of: Financial Strategy: Studies in the Creation, Transfer, and Destruction of Shareholder Value.

(Dow), Margaret Levenstein (1998). Accounting for Growth: Information Systems and the Creation of the Large Corporation. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 277 p.). Dow Chemical Company--History; Dow Chemical Company--Accounting; Information resources management; Management information systems.

(DuPont), Editor H. Thomas Johnson (1980). System and Profits, Early Management Accounting at Du Pont and General Motors. (New York, NY: Arno Press, 250 p.). E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company--Accounting; General Motors Corporation--Accounting; Managerial accounting--United States. 

(U. S. Steel), ed. Richard Vangermeersch (1986). Financial Accounting Milestones in the Annual Reports of United States Steel Corporation: The First Seven Decades. (New York, NY: Garland Pub., 257 p.). United States Steel Corporation--Accounting--Histor; Steel industry and trade--Accounting--History; Corporation reports--History; Financial statements--History.

James Aho (2005). Confession and Bookkeeping: The Religious, Moral, and Rhetorical Roots of Modern Accounting. (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 131 p.). Bookkeeping--History; Accounting--Moral and ethical aspects; Capitalism--Moral and ethical aspects; Economics--Religious aspects--Catholic Church--History; Christian sociology--Catholic Church--History.

Vivian Beattie, Stella Fearnley, and Richard Brandt; foreword by Sir David Tweedie (2001). Behind Closed Doors: What Company Audit Is Really About. (New York, NY: Palgrave, 309 p.). Professor of Accounting (University of Stirling), Research Fellow in the Department of Accounting and Management Science (University of Portsmouth). Corporations--Auditing.

Mike Bewster (2003). Unaccountable: How the Accounting Profession Forfeited a Public Trust. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 328 p.). Former Communications Director, KPMG. Accounting--Moral and ethical aspects; Public interest; Responsibility.

Abraham J. Briloff (1972). Unaccountable Accounting. (New York, NY: Harper & Row, 365 p.). Accounting--United States--History; Accounting.

--- (1981). The Truth About Corporate Accounting. (New York, NY: Harper & Row, 285 p.). Corporations--Accounting; Corporations--Auditing.

Frank Clarke, Graeme Dean (2007). Indecent Disclosure: Gilding the Corporate Lily. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 274 p.). Emeritus Professor of Accounting (University of Newcastle), Honorary Professor of Accounting (University of Sydney). Business failures; Corporations--Accounting; Corporate debt; Business ethics. 4 themes  in companies' financial disclosures: 1) compliance does not produce financial statements that disclose wealth, financial progress; 2) misleading financial statements more result of compliance with rules with best of intentions, than from intent to mislead; 3) recent corporate governance mechanisms affect appearances, not  malpractice; 4) current group structures incapable of effective regulation.

Paul M. Clikeman (2008). Called to Account: Fourteen Financial Frauds that Shaped the American Accounting Profession. (New York, NY: Routledge, 345 p.). Associate Professor of Accounting, Robins School of Business (University of Richmond). Accounting fraud --United States; Corporations --Corrupt practices --United States --Accounting; Accounting --Standards --United States; Fraud. How accounting fraud has affected business practices in U.S., internationally, directly led to development of accounting standards, legislation; tricks fraudsters used to fool their auditors.

Arundel Cotter (1980). Fool's Profits. (New York, NY: Arno Press, 174 p. [orig. pub. 1940]). Inventories--Accounting. Notes: Articles which first appeared in Barron's Aug.-Nov. 1939; Reprint of the ed. published by Barron's, New York.

Sidney Davidson, Clyde P. Stickney, Roman L. Weil (1987). Accounting: The Language of Business. (Sun Lakes, AZ: T. Horton, 131 p. [7th ed.]). Professors of Accounting (University of Chicago). Accounting--Terminology; Accounting.

Gadis J. Dillon (1984). The Role of Accounting in the Stock Market Crash of 1929. (Atlanta, GA: Georgia State University, 270 p.). Accounting -- United States -- History; Depressions -- 1929 -- United States.

Robert G. Eccles ... [et al.] (2001). The Value Reporting Revolution: Moving Beyond the Earnings Game. (New York, NY: Wiley, 349 p.). Partners, PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Corporation reports; Financial statements. Provides deeper understanding of how companies create and realize value.

Gary Giroux (2006). Earnings Magic and the Unbalance Sheet: The Search for Financial Reality. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 304 p.). Shelton Professor of Accounting (Texas A&M University). Accounting -- Practices; Accounting -- United States -- History; Financial statements; Financial Analysis. Search for financial reality through maze of potentially misleading earnings, accounting disclosures.

H. Thomas Johnson and Robert S. Kaplan (1987). Relevance Lost: The Rise and Fall of Management Accounting. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 269 p.). Managerial accounting--History; Managerial accounting--United States--History.

Thomas A. King (2006). More than a Numbers Game: A Brief History of Accounting. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 242 p.). Treasurer of Progressive Insurance. Accounting--United States--History; Accounting--Standards--United States--History; Accounting--Law and legislation--United States--History. Context, discussion for divisive issues such as taxes, debt, options, earnings volatility; how over one-hundred years, accounting morphed from tool used by American railroad managers to communicate with absent British investors to enabler of corporate fraud.

Thomas A. Lee & R .H. Parker (1984). The Evolution of Corporate Financial Reporting. (New York, NY: Garland, 307 p.). Corporations--Accounting--History; Financial statements--History. 

ed. and introduction by Thomas A. Lee (1988). The Evolution of Audit Thought and Practice. (New York, NY: Garland Publishing, 315 p.). Auditing-History. Part of Series: "Foundations of Accounting".

Harry T. Magill, Gary John Previts and Thomas R. Robinson (1998). The CPA Profession: Opportunities, Responsibilities, and Services. (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 252 p.). Accounting--United States; Accountants--Professional ethics--United States; Accounting--Vocational guidance--United States.

Richard Mattessich (2008). Two Hundred Years of Accounting Research: An International Survey of Personalities, Ideas and Publications (from the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century to the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century). (London, UK: Routledge, 609 p.). Arthur Andersen & Co. Chair in Accounting (University of British Columbia). Accounting -- Research -- History. Comprehensive survey of accounting research on broad international scale for last two centuries.

Derek Matthews (2006). The History of Auditing: The Changing Audit Process in Britain from the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day. (New York, NY: Routledge, 184 p.). Reader in Economic and Business History (Cardiff University, UK). Auditing--Great Britain--History. Evolution of auditing process: leisurely Victorian beginnings, transformation in the 1960s, changes in 1980s.

Robert Meigs... [et al.] (1996). Accounting: The Basis For Business Decisions. (Boston, MA: Irwin/McGraw-Hill, 1104 p. [10h ed.]). Accounting, Business Decisions. One of McGraw-Hill's best-selling textbooks.

Hans J. Nissen, Peter Damerow, Robert K. Englund; translated by Paul Larsen (1994). Archaic Bookkeeping: Early Writing and Techniques of Economic Administration in the Ancient Near East. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 169 P.). Sumerian language--Texts--Exhibitions; Economic history--To 500--Exhibitions; Mathematics, Babylonian--Exhibitions.  

ed. R. H. Parker (1980). Bibliographies for Accounting Historians. (New York, NY: Arno Press, 300 p.). Accounting--Bibliography. 

Michael Power (1999). The Audit Society: Rituals of Verification. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 183 p.). Auditing; Responsibility; Management; Organizational effectiveness.

ed. Gary J. Previts (1981). The Development of SEC Accounting. (Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 430 p.). Accounting, SEC.

Janet Pryce-Jones & R.H. Parker (1984). Accounting in Scotland: A Historical Bibliography. (New York, NY: Garland, 107 p. [orig. pub. 1976]). Accounting--Scotland--History--Bibliography. Series: Accounting history and the development of a profession.

Brian A. Rutherford (2007). Financial Reporting in UK: A History of the Accounting Standards Committee, 1969-1990. (New York, NY: Routledge, 438 p.). Accounting Standards Committee--History; Accounting--Standards--Great Britain--History.  Big ‘set battles’ between standard setters, preparers of financial statements (price change accounting, goodwill, leasing, foreign currency translation), stand-offs which delayed development,  skirmishes which impeded improving financial reporting.

Daniel C. Snell (1982). Ledgers and Prices--Early Mesopotamian Merchant Accounts (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press,, 283 p.). Bookkeeping--History; Accounting--Iraq--History; Merchants--Iraq--History.

John A. Tracy (2004). How To Read a Financial Report: Wringing Vital Signs Out of the Numbers. (New York, NY: Wiley, 216 p. [6th ed.]). Professor of accounting (University of Colorado at Boulder). Financial statements.

eds. Richard Vangermeersch (1986). Financial Accounting Milestones in the Annual Reports of United States Steel Corporation: The First Seven Decades. (New York, NY: Garland Publishing, 257 p.). Financial Accounting, U.S. Steel

Richard Vangermeersch (1979). Financial Reporting Techniques in 20 Industrial Companies since 1861. (Gainesville, FL: University Presses of Florida, 154 p.). Financial Reporting.

Nicolas Veron, Matthieu Autret, and Alfred Galichon; translated by George Holoch (2006). Smoke & Mirrors, Inc.: Accounting for Capitalism. (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 240 p.). Research Fellow at Bruegel (Brussels), Independent Consultant on Financial Services; National Expert at the European Commission in Brussels; Ph.D. candidate in economics (Harvard University). Disclosure in accounting; Corporations--Accounting--Corrupt practices; International finance; Capitalism. Manipulation of financial reporting can convert rotten balance sheet into picture of robust financial health.

Ed. Peter Walton (1995). European Financial Reporting: A History. (San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 287 p.). Accounting--Europe--History; Accounting--Europe--Law and legislation--History; Financial statements--Europe--History; Corporations--Europe--Accounting--History.

Roman Weil, Patricia O'Brien, Michadel Maher and Clyde Stickney (1995). Accounting: The Language of Business. (Glen Ridge, NJ: Thomas Horton & Daughters, 139 p.). Academics. Accounting, Language.  

Stephen A. Zeff (2000). Henry Rand Hatfield: Humanist, Scholar, and Accounting Educator. (Stamford, CT: JAI Press, 515 p.). Hatfield, Henry Rand, 1866-1945; Accountants--United States--Biography; Accounting--Study and teaching (Higher)--United States--History; Accounting--United States--History. Biographical study of first full-time accounting professor in US university; first dean of Chicago business school, second dean of Berkeley business school.



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