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Surveys the field research literature in management accounting and control (MAC) published in the period 1984‐1992. Proposes a definition of field research and compares the 82 published works that meet this definition with respect to their motivations, research designs and presentation formats....
Examines the impact on investment returns of stated non‐financial criteria by utilizing information on UK “ethical” unit trusts. Over a limited period of observation there was weak evidence of some overperformance on a risk‐adjusted basis by “ethical” unit trusts. Suggests arguments...
Adopts an empirical approach to demonstrate that a marked difference exists between the terms “readability” and “understandability”, suggesting that “reading ease”, as measured by formulae like FLESCH and LIX based on word and sentence complexity, conveys data which may be different...
Seeks to improve understanding of the use of accounting in the control of manufacturing enterprises in Algeria. Examines by interview in four state‐owned enterprises the use of accounting data in pricing, output and product mix decisions in enterprises producing basic and less basic luxury...
Examines Watts and Zimmerman′s Positive Accounting Theory as a literary narrative, as the “PAT story”, in an effort to explain its success in light of the fact that it falls well short of their professed methodological standards. Their use of the rhetoric of science is examined, with...
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