The essays contained in this volume canvass a broad range of issues, including accounting theory, accounting history, international accounting, management accounting, internal auditing, and accounting education. The contributions range in style from thought pieces to histories to cross-sectional and case study analyses.
The volume as a whole stands as a testament to the significant intellectual legacies of the late Professor Bill Birkett, both locally and globally, with respect to the development of accounting as an academic discipline informed by understandings of accounting practices and a profession informed by systematic and rigorous frameworks for cognition and action.
The unifying conclusion of the essayists included in this volume is that Bill was ahead of his time - he was visionary in his thinking about accounting and uniquely distinctive in terms of the voice that conveyed his ideas. Bill's ideas have and will continue to influence many as a result of personal interaction and exposure to the educational institutions that Bill shaped. As Bruce Grey (FTSE) has stated, these essays 'are a wonderful and appropriate tribute to great man missed by many'.
Chris Poullaos is an honorary associate professor of accounting at the University of Sydney.
Jane Baxter is an associate professor of management accounting at the University of New South Wales.
Notes on contributors
- Embodying a life of praxis
Jane Baxter and Chris Poullaos
- Situating management accounting practice
William Birkett and Wai Fong Chua
- Being in accounting for a time
- History’s role in resolving accounting’s dilemmas
Graeme Dean and Frank Clarke
- Transparency and corporate governance in Malaysia: before and after the Asian financial crisis
Richard Morris, Tam Pham and Sid Gray
- Formal rationality in the Spanish empire: government accounting in the Philippine tobacco monopoly, 1769–1799
Maria Cadiz Dyball
- Developing integrative performance management systems
Robert H. Chenhall
- Intellectual capital statements and the development of organisational knowledge management strategies
Jan Mouritsen and Christina Boedker
- Supply chain management: enhancing performance through performance measurement systems
Kim Langield-Smith and David Smith
- Performance measurement and managerial behaviour
- Framing strategic resource management
- Strategic resource management and technology innovation: an Australian story
Paul Andon, Jane Baxter and Linda Chang
- Competency profiles for management accounting practice and practitioners
- Competency frameworks: a way forward for internal audit and practice
Peter J. Roebuck and Maria R. Barbera
- Monitoring accounting education in higher education institutions by the professional accounting bodies in Australia 1944–1988
- The study process questionnaire: theoretical and empirical issues for accounting education research
William Birkett and Rosina Mladenovic
- Diversity and the student experience in business education
Size: 210 × 148 × 28 mm
21 b&w tables and 36 b&w illustrations
Publication: 22 Oct 2009