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This paper examines the origins of the “Australasian” method of recording share issues, and the method's adoption and institutionalisation by practitioners into accepted accounting practice in Australia and New Zealand. It includes an investigation of late nineteenth century and early...
The establishment of the factory system during the beginning of the Industrial Revolution created a demand for labour – labour that was unused to the confines and rigours of factory life. In an attempt to encourage punctuality and conscientiousness the industrialists of the late eighteenth...
The Anglo-Saxon period has been characterised as playing no part in accounting history. The article appraises whether this view can be sustained in the light of current knowledge. A review of the use of written English, accounting in the Church, governmental financial planning, the dissemination...
The issue of legal liability presented an early challenge to the nineteenth century auditing profession. Litigation against auditors was to be a two-edged sword. On the one hand, court proceedings revealed the deficiencies of some amateur audits and presented an opportunity for the profession to...
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