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Responsible social accounting communities, symbolic activism and the reframing of social accounting. A commentary on new accounts: Towards a reframing of social accounting

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•Social accounting research: individual successes but collective failure?•How to mobilise intellectual capital accrued through critical and social accounting research.•Reconceptualise social accounting academic as a community of symbolic activists.•Educate! Organise! Agitate!•Ideas for action.

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  • Thomson, Ian, 2014. "Responsible social accounting communities, symbolic activism and the reframing of social accounting. A commentary on new accounts: Towards a reframing of social accounting," Accounting forum, Elsevier, vol. 38(4), pages 274-277.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:accfor:v:38:y:2014:i:4:p:274-277
    DOI: 10.1016/j.accfor.2014.05.002
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