Accounting and Science: Natural Inquiry and Commercial Reason

Accounting and Science: Natural Inquiry and Commercial Reason

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521556996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/28/2009
Series: Cambridge Studies in Management Series , #26
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: The flat-earthers of social theory Bruno Latour; 1. From the science of accounts to the financial accountability of science Michael Power; 2. Making things quantitative Theodore M. Porter; 3. Natural and artificial budgets: accounting for Goethe's economy of nature Myles W. Jackson; 4. A calculating profession: Victorian actuaries among the statisticians Timothy L. Alborn; 5. The factory as laboratory Peter Miller and Ted O'Leary; 6. Connecting science to the economic: accounting calculation and the visibility of research and development Keith Robson; 7. Governing science: patents and public sector science Brad Sherman; 8. On customers and costs: a story from public sector science John Law and Madeleine Akrich; 9. A visible hand in the marketplace of ideas: precision measurement as arbitrage Philip Mirowski; 10. Towards a philosophy of science accounting: a critical rendering of instrumental rationality Steve Fuller; Index.

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