The Priesthood of Industry: The Rise of the Professional Accountant in British Management

The Priesthood of Industry: The Rise of the Professional Accountant in British Management

by Derek Matthews, Malcolm Anderson, John Richard Edwards
     
 

ISBN-10: 019828960X

ISBN-13: 9780198289609

Pub. Date: 06/04/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


The Priesthood of Industry documents the history of the rise of accountants in the United Kingdom to their present position as the dominant professional grouping in the boardroom and in the top echelons of British management. Focusing on the individual professional accountant, the authors adopt an economic determinist analysis to explain the rise of…  See more details below

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The Priesthood of Industry documents the history of the rise of accountants in the United Kingdom to their present position as the dominant professional grouping in the boardroom and in the top echelons of British management. Focusing on the individual professional accountant, the authors adopt an economic determinist analysis to explain the rise of public practice and the routes by which staff transferred to industry in increasing numbers. They also identify demand and supply side factors to explain the professional accountant's present hegemony in business management. In addition, the book traces the origins of the major professional bodies and the evolution of 'family trees' of the 'Big Six' accountancy firms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198289609
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/04/1998
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1510L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Introduction
2. Roots of the Profession
3. The Rise of the Accounting Function
4. Accountants and Business Management in Victorian and Edwardian Britain
5. Accountants in the Economic Maelstrom: The First World War and the Inter-War Years
6. Rise of the 'Priesthood' in the Post-Second World War Era
7. Some Explanations and Conclusions
Appendices
References
Preface
1. Introduction
2. Roots of the Profession
3. The Rise of the Accounting Function
4. Accountants and Business Management in Victorian and Edwardian Britain
5. Accountants in the Economic Maelstrom: The First World War and the Inter-War Years
6. Rise of the 'Priesthood' in the Post-Second World War Era
7. Some Explanations and Conclusions
Appendices
References

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