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Innovation, convergence and argument without end in accounting history

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Purpose - This paper seeks to review the accounting history content of Design/methodology/approach - The study comprises an analysis of the content of Findings - Histories appearing in Research limitations/implications - The paper discusses the potential for advancing established research agendas in accounting history and identifies some new subjects for investigation by accounting historians. Originality/value - It is suggested that, while methodological innovation and plurality are to be applauded, the sustained application of new approaches should also receive greater encouragement. Searches for

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  • Stephen P. Walker, 2008. "Innovation, convergence and argument without end in accounting history," Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 21(2), pages 296-322, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:eme:aaajpp:v:21:y:2008:i:2:p:296-322
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    1. Markus Milne & James Guthrie & Lee Parker, 2008. "Into the light and engagement: Two decades of interdisciplinary perspectives on accounting, auditing and accountability research," Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 21(2), pages 117-128, February.
    2. Garry D. Carnegie & Christopher J. Napier, 2012. "Accounting's past, present and future: the unifying power of history," Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 25(2), pages 328-369, February.
    3. Hernández Esteve, Esteban, 2008. "Some reflections on the orientations and volume of accounting history research in the 21st century," De Computis "Revista Española de Historia de la Contabilidad". De Computis "Spanish Journal of Accounting History"., Asociación Española de Contabilidad y Administración de Empresas (AECA). Spanish Accounting and Business Administration Association., issue 9, pages 97-135, December.
    4. Paolo Ferri & Maria Lusiani & Luca Pareschi, 2016. "Accounting for accounting history: An exploratory study through topic modeling approach," Working Papers 5, Department of Management, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia.
    5. John R. Edwards & Malcolm Anderson, 2011. "Writing masters and accountants in England: A study of occupation, status and ambition in the early modern period," Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 24(6), pages 685-717, August.
    6. Massimo Sargiacomo & Luca Ianni & Antonio D'Andreamatteo, 2014. "Contabilità e Governo dell’Economia Agricola della Nazione: Arrigo Serpieri e la Riforma dei Consorzi di Bonifica," CONTABILITA' E CULTURA AZIENDALE, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2014(1), pages 85-111.

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