A History of Accountancy in the United States: The Cultural Significance of Accounting
Ohio State University Press, 1998 - Business & Economics - 577 pages
"The only comprehensive chronicle of American accountancy from the colonial period to the present, this completely revised edition provides practicing accountants and professional accounting students with a thorough knowledge of the origins of their profession." "Gary John Previts and Barbara Dubis Merino address the evolution of accounting in social, political, and economic terms and discuss the major figures in each historical period. They consider the development of accounting in all of its major institutional domains, including public practice, financial reporting, business management, government, and education."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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