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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the concept, need and requirements for accountability in the public sector, and how the use of outsourcing activities on a commercial‐in‐confidence basis negates the accountability requirement and can lead to inefficiency. This thereby...
Purpose – To ascertain the principal benefits and drawbacks that have been experienced in implementing accruals‐based resource accounting in the UK public sector. Design/methodology/approach – In a unique study, which presents case research of the Northern Ireland experience within the...
Purpose – Recently enacted Australian law governing financial services requires investment managers to report to what extent social considerations are employed in portfolio construction. Using the principal‐agent framework as an interpretive backdrop, the paper aims to analyse institutional...
Purpose – The purpose of the paper is to explore whether there is any relationship(s) between social and environmental disclosure and the financial market performance of the UK's largest companies. Design/methodology/approach – Two data sets were used in the study. The CSEAR database of UK...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present Latin American liberation theology, a contextual theology, as a radical perspective to inform and critique accounting and issues of accountability. Design/methodology/approach – The notion of sacred and secular is explored as a dualism that...
Purpose – The way theory is used and developed in qualitative research has been a controversial issue, since theory provides a filter through which qualitative data are interpreted, and the “story” is told. This paper aims to present a study of the Fiji Development Bank (FDB) that...
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