Accounting Education and Research to Promote International Understanding: The Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Accounting Education : October 7-10, 1987, Kyoto, Japan

Accounting Education and Research to Promote International Understanding: The Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Accounting Education : October 7-10, 1987, Kyoto, Japan

Accounting Education and Research to Promote International Understanding: The Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Accounting Education : October 7-10, 1987, Kyoto, Japan

Accounting Education and Research to Promote International Understanding: The Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Accounting Education : October 7-10, 1987, Kyoto, Japan

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The Sixth International Conference on Accounting Education was held just prior to the Thirteenth World Congress of Accountants. Hosted by the Science Council of Japan, the Japan Accounting Association, and the Union of National Economics Associations in Japan, in cooperation with the International Association on Accounting Education and Research, the 1987 conference marked the 25th anniversary of the founding of such conferences. The purpose of the conference was to provide an opportunity for an exchange of ideas to serve as an impetus to a greater flow of information resulting in better understanding and increased respect on an international level.

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The Sixth International Conference on Accounting Education was held October 7-10, 1987, in Kyoto, just prior to the Thirteenth World Congress of Accountants. Hosted by the Science Council of Japan (JSC), the Japan Accounting Association (JAA), and the Union of National Economic Associations in Japan (UNEA), in cooperation with the International Association on Accounting Education and Research, this year's conference marked the 25th anniversary of the founding of such conferences.

The main theme of the Sixth International Conference on Accounting Education was, "Accounting Education and Research Toward the Promotion of International Understanding of Economic Progress." The twentieth century has seen increasing interaction and growing interdependency between the various nations of the world, stressing the need for greater cooperation at the international level. At the same time, however, one must not lose sight of the fact that individual nations have their own particular sociocultural identities, making for differences that cannot be ignored or overlooked. True international cooperation then can only proceed from an understanding of, and respect for, the various accounting concepts and practices existing in the world today.

Day one of the conference began with an opening ceremony, followed by keynote addresses by S. Nakajima detailing the rationale behind the main theme of the conference, G. Mueller discussing the emergence of accounting as an international discipline, and A. Zuend covering the international harmonization of accounting and financial reporting. That afternoon these various topics were pursued further as participants split up and attended one of four separate concurrent sessions. On the morning of the second day investigations resumed in concurrent sessions, while the afternoon was devoted to participation in smaller, individual discussion groups. The morning of day three started off with a series . . .

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