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Performance optimization – "sometimes" – result creativity


  • Iacob, Constanta
  • Gheorghe, Cristina Mihaela


Seen first as an art, " dell'arte della scrittura venezziana " as he called Luke Paciolo accounting became in turn a technique , a science , a language formalized a social game and, more recently , a techno- science. Long preserved and still used the phrase " art of manipulating figures " which is not far from the truth if we consider the professional accountant freedom to choose between two or more accounting policy choice of the best options is dependent a multitude of factors including its ingenuity . Ingenuity , as well as imagination , novelty , originality and creativity are attributes that led the accounting field coverage of a certain reality , as desired and as there are not . Talking about the performance is natural to ask the following questions : is there a dose of fiction in it ? , That the steps in obtaining and menţienerea performance management may be considered constructive practices and practices with negative meanings ?

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  • Iacob, Constanta & Gheorghe, Cristina Mihaela, 2014. "Performance optimization – "sometimes" – result creativity," MPRA Paper 52730, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 06 Jan 2014.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:52730

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    1. Chung, Richard & Firth, Michael & Kim, Jeong-Bon, 2005. "Earnings management, surplus free cash flow, and external monitoring," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 58(6), pages 766-776, June.
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    Accounting; creativity; performance; gain; competitive advantage;

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    • M20 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics - - - General
    • M41 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - Accounting

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