Accounting information and decision making in British companies, c. 1900-c. 1960

Accounting information and decision making in British companies, c. 1900-c. 1960
Document type
Report
Author(s)
Edwards, John Richard
Publisher
ESRC
Date of publication
1 October 2002
Subject(s)
Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business, Business & management history: including the development of management thought
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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This report summarises the findings of a research project to investigate the nature, role and development of management accounting systems in use in British companies during the period c.1900-c.1960, using business records as the principal basis for this examination. The specific aims of the project, as set out in the grant application, were four-fold:

  1. to gain knowledge of cost and management practice;
  2. to investigate the nature of accounting change;
  3. to shed further light on the significance of cost/management accounting systems for the effectiveness of business and overall economic performance; and
  4. to gain insights into the link between accounting theory and accounting practice.

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