The Routledge Companion to Accounting Communication

The Routledge Companion to Accounting Communication

by Lisa Jack
     
 

One of the prime purposes of accounting is to communicate and yet, to date, this fundamental aspect of the discipline has received relatively little attention. The Routledge Companion to Accounting Communication represents the first collection of contributions to focus on the power of communication in accounting.

The chapters have a shared aim of

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Overview

One of the prime purposes of accounting is to communicate and yet, to date, this fundamental aspect of the discipline has received relatively little attention. The Routledge Companion to Accounting Communication represents the first collection of contributions to focus on the power of communication in accounting.

The chapters have a shared aim of addressing the misconception that accounting is a purely technical, number-based discipline by highlighting the use of narrative, visual and technological methods to communicate accounting information. The contents comprise a mixture of reflective overview, stinging critique, technological exposition, clinical analysis and practical advice on topical areas of interest such as:

  • The miscommunication that preceded the global financial crisis
  • The failure of sustainability reporting
  • The development of XBRL
  • How to cut clutter

With an international coterie of contributors, including a communication theorist, a Big Four practitioner and accounting academics, this volume provides an eclectic array of expert analysis and reflection. The contributors reveal how accounting communications represent, or misrepresent, the financial affairs of entities, thus presenting a state-of-the-art assessment on each of the main facets of this important topic. As such, this book will be of interest to a wide range of readers, including: postgraduate students in management and accounting; established researchers in the fields of both accounting and communications; and accounting practitioners.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"An excellent review of a multitude of research methods and practice relevant to accounting communication" - Richard Slack, Durham University: Accounting & Business Research, 2014

"This book makes a valuable contribution to the field and it was a joy reading it." - Muhammad Nurul Houqe Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415617147
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/17/2013
Series:
Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting Series
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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