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Pioneers of Critical Accounting

A Celebration of the Life of Tony Lowe

Editors: Haslam, Jim, Sikka, Prem (Eds.)

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This book celebrates the life and work of Tony Lowe, a pioneer of critical accounting. The authors elaborate on the fact that Tony Lowe regarded accounting as a moral and political practice rather than some dry technical phenomena because it has serious social consequences. The essays in the book are written by a global community of Tony’s former colleagues and students and show the value of adopting interdisciplinary perspectives. The essays locate accounting and business practices in wider social, economic and political contexts to show that Tony’s ideas had far reaching applications for regulation, corporation governance, accounting, auditing, the environment, corporate social responsibility, organisational accountability, gender, race, globalization and the functioning of the state. The book is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students, scholars and practitioners seeking to free themselves from the shackles of conventional views about accounting and business practices.

About the authors

Jim Haslam is Professor of Accounting, Governance and Society at the University of Sheffield, UK. His career in academia now spans over thirty years. He has published widely in several leading journals and is joint author (with Sonja Gallhofer) of Accounting and Emancipation: Some Critical Interventions.

Prem Sikka is Professor of Accounting at the University of Essex, UK. He has advised and given evidence to parliamentary committees. He holds the Working for Justice Award from Tax Justice Network, Accounting Exemplar Award from the American Accounting Association and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Accounting and Finance Association and PQ Magazine.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Tony Lowe and the Interdisciplinary and Critical Perspectives on Accounting Project: Reflections on the Contributions of a Unique Scholar

    Pages 1-17

    Laughlin, Richard

  • The Man Who Always Asked Why! The Reflexive Accounting of Tony Lowe

    Pages 19-30

    Jacobs, Kerry

  • Management Control: The Influence of Cybernetics and the Science of the Unknowable

    Pages 31-51

    O’Grady, Winnie (et al.)

  • Organisational Effectiveness and Social and Environmental Accounting: Through the Past Darkly

    Pages 53-71

    Gray, Rob (et al.)

  • Thinking About Critical Methodology

    Pages 73-90

    Roslender, Robin

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pioneers of Critical Accounting
Book Subtitle
A Celebration of the Life of Tony Lowe
Editors
  • Jim Haslam
  • Prem Sikka
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54212-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54212-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54211-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 327
Number of Illustrations
2 illustrations in colour
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