Salvary, Stanley C. W. (2007): Accounting: A General Commentary on an Empirical Science.
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Many researchers have questioned the view of accounting as a science. Some maintain that it is a service activity rather than a science, yet others entertain the view that it is an art or merely a technology. While it is true that accounting provides a service and is a technology (a methodology for recording and reporting), that fact does not prevent accounting from being a science. Based upon the structure and knowledge base of the discipline, this paper presents the case for accounting as an empirical science.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Accounting: A General Commentary on an Empirical Science|
|Keywords:||national accounting and organizational accounting; risk-sharing arrangements; management of time and other resources; monetization of the economy; command over goods and services; extrinsic value and intrinsic value; commodity money and paper/nominal money; money in relation to credit; the firm and long range planning; market value versus committed finance; explanation and prediction; expectations and uncertainty|
|Subjects:||M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M4 - Accounting and Auditing
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M4 - Accounting and Auditing > M41 - Accounting
|Depositing User:||Stanley C. W. Salvary|
|Date Deposited:||23. Sep 2007|
|Last Modified:||07. Jan 2014 17:55|
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