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Imag[in]ing accounting and accountability

Warren, Samantha, Davison, Jane and Warren, Samantha 2009. Imag[in]ing accounting and accountability. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal 22 (6) , pp. 845-857. 10.1108/09513570910980436

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Purpose – This paper aims to set out several of the key issues and areas of the inter‐disciplinary field of visual perspectives on accounting and accountability, and to introduce the papers that compose this AAAJ special issue. Design/methodology/approach – This takes the form of a discussion paper, exploring several key issues related to visual perspectives on accounting and accountability. Findings – The paper suggests that there has been some myopia with regard to the importance of the visual in accounting and accountability, and introduces a variety of theoretical, methodological and empirical approaches. Research limitations/implications – It is hoped that the issues and approaches explored in this paper, together with those of the various papers of this AAAJ special issue, will stimulate increased research on visual perspectives on accounting and accountability. Practical implications – The analyses of the ways in which the visual is implicated in accounting are of interest to accounting researchers, practitioners, trainees and auditors. Originality/value – The paper surveys past work on visual perspectives in accounting and organization studies, provides an overview of challenges in the area, and sets an agenda for future research.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Uncontrolled Keywords: Visual media, audiovisual aids, accounting, management accountability
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN: 0951-3574
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2020 03:52

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