The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Accounting provides clear, concise, and highly informative definitions and explanations of the key concepts in accounting. Bringing together specially commissioned and carefully edited entries from an international team of the world's best known and most respected accounting scholars and teachers, this will become the standard reference for students, researchers, academics, and practitioners.With entries ranging from extended explorations of major topics to short definitions of key terms, this major reference work gives the user authorative and comprehensive coverage of the whole field of accounting.
Accounting for Improvement offers concrete and constructive demonstrations of the possibilities of designing participative forms of organization. Field experiment cases illustrate how the operational level can assume a new significance in competitiveness and strategic positioning. In this way, the relevance of the accounting function to the improvement of productivity and quality is restored. Several broadly applicable lessons can be learnt, among them: how companies can strengthen their competitive base by patient improvement; how people with operative jobs can take command of their work situation and improve it in quality as well as efficiency. New bottom-up, people-orientated, empirically-founded approaches to decentralised participative management demonstrate a place for individuals and teamwork in today's "lost relevance" and "smart machine" environment.
Accounting for Improvement offers concrete and constructive demonstrations of the possibilities of designing participative forms of organization.
This edition of Frank WoodÕs A-level Accounting has been restructured to match closely the AQA A-level syllabus, now covered in the first fifteen chapters. In particular coverage of partnership accounts, now in one chapter; all company accounting is covered in one chapter; and standard costing and variance is covered in a single chapter. The book builds on a first course in accounting and includes coverage of the more advanced aspects of financial and management accounting. As well as providing instruction and practice in the preparation of accounting information, the text stresses the need for students to understand the business reasons behind accounting techniques. A continuing strength of the book is the large amount of question material. Recent past questions from the main examining bodies are included as well as a useful guide to examination techniques at A-level.
This edition of Frank WoodÕs A-level Accounting has been restructured to match closely the AQA A-level syllabus, now covered in the first fifteen chapters.
Accounting research in emerging economies has grown over the last two decades. This is partly due to the increasing realisation that accounting has a central role to play in the development of these economies. Accounting can contribute to enterprise development, governance improvements and promote foreign direct investment. In addition, the increasing integration of the world economy has led to a significant interest in understanding accounting systems in emerging economies. The articles in the volume contribute immensely to our understanding of how accounting functions in emerging economies. The papers have examined various issues including the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), internet financial reporting, the impacts of ownership concentration and board characteristics on firm performance, governance practices of firms, corporate social responsibility and environmental accounting, related party transactions, budgetary practices, activity-based costing, and females and the accounting profession. The papers have provided wide ranging empirical and theoretical issues that will have policy implications and also generate future academic debates. Overall, the volume advances debate on the role of accounting in different forms of organisations in emerging economies. We believe the audience will find the papers interesting and insightful in terms of theoretical development, practices, policy implications and future research directions.
Accounting research in emerging economies has grown over the years. This title includes articles that contribute to our understanding of how accounting functions in emerging economies.