Accounting and Social Theory: An introduction

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781138100701: Accounting and Social Theory: An introduction
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Is society possible without accounting? In speech or in writing, we communicate actions, plans and decisions using numbers, calculations, words and images. Although accounting research is dominated by quantitative analyses, the role of accounting in society is firmly established over thousands of years. In this concise book, Lisa Jack demonstrates the power of social theory in expanding the value of accounting research.

Accounting and Social Theory: An introduction includes advice on research problems as well as guidance on fertile areas for new research. The tools, techniques and developments covered by the author help readers to see social research in accounting as the study of the use, misuse and abuse of accounting communications by people and the effects that this has on social relationships. Stories of accounting in war, agriculture and food, gender, health and other areas illustrate the ways in which the threads of accounting run through society.

Having emerged from the author’s wealth of teaching experience, this book provides a student-focused treasure trove that illuminates the field for early-career researchers in accounting and established academics looking to expand the impact of their work.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Lisa Jack is Professor of Accounting at Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth, UK. She has written several academic papers using social theory, and co-edited The Routledge Companion to Accounting Communication. She has a special interest in accounting in the agri-food industry.

Review:

‘Drawing on a wealth of practical and academic experience, Lisa Jack illuminates the many ways in which social theory has informed accounting research. Stimulating, accessible and thoroughly engaging, this is the book that will bring accounting into the very heart of the social sciences.’ - Rob Stones, Professor of Sociology, Western Sydney University, Australia

'At last, we have a book that makes social theory and accounting understandable to new researchers. Taking us through some of the central concepts from social theorists; explaining what they mean and the implications for accounting research.' - Liz Warren, Director of Learning and Teaching, Business School, University of Greenwich, UK

'Lisa Jack provides an excellent introduction to the impact social theory has had on accounting research. She adopts an innovative approach to accounting research by looking at issues in social theory, such as power, time and space, change, structure and agency. This book is an apt reminder of accounting's contested and often contradictory social role.' - Dr Stewart Smyth, Co-Director, The Centre for Research into Accounting and Finance in Context, University of Sheffield, UK

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 185.00
US$ 159.62

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781138100718: Accounting and Social Theory

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1138100714 ISBN 13:  9781138100718
Publisher: Routledge, 2016
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Lisa Jack
Published by Taylor Fransis
ISBN 10: 1138100706 ISBN 13: 9781138100701
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Fransis. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 1138100706

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 159.62
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Lisa Jack
Published by Taylor & Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2016)
ISBN 10: 1138100706 ISBN 13: 9781138100701
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor & Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2016. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Is society possible without accounting? In speech or in writing, we communicate actions, plans and decisions using numbers, calculations, words and images. Although accounting research is dominated by quantitative analyses, the role of accounting in society is firmly established over thousands of years. In this concise book, Lisa Jack demonstrates the power of social theory in expanding the value of accounting research. Accounting and Social Theory: An introduction includes advice on research problems as well as guidance on fertile areas for new research. The tools, techniques and developments covered by the author help readers to see social research in accounting as the study of the use, misuse and abuse of accounting communications by people and the effects that this has on social relationships. Stories of accounting in war, agriculture and food, gender, health and other areas illustrate the ways in which the threads of accounting run through society.Having emerged from the author's wealth of teaching experience, this book provides a student-focused treasure trove that illuminates the field for early-career researchers in accounting and established academics looking to expand the impact of their work. Seller Inventory # BTE9781138100701

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 177.04
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Jack, Lisa
Published by Routledge
ISBN 10: 1138100706 ISBN 13: 9781138100701
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover - This title is now printed on demand - please allow added time for shipment! A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 3403760

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 188.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

JACK, LISA
Published by Routledge (2016)
ISBN 10: 1138100706 ISBN 13: 9781138100701
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2016. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9781138100701 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE01214115

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 179.20
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.12
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Lisa Jack
Published by Routledge 2016-10-25 (2016)
ISBN 10: 1138100706 ISBN 13: 9781138100701
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge 2016-10-25, 2016. Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 4-5 working days from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Seller Inventory # NU-TNFPD-00100729

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 153.35
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 37.96
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds