Academic journal article The Accounting Historians Journal

Accounting History Newsletter 1980-1989 and Accounting History 1989-1994

Academic journal article The Accounting Historians Journal

Accounting History Newsletter 1980-1989 and Accounting History 1989-1994

Article excerpt

Reviewed by

Michael E. Scorgie La Trobe University and Nilai College, Malaysia

This anthology is a tribute to Robert Gibson, a foundation editor of the antipodean newsletter from which the 25 articles were drawn. Gibson retired from Deakin University in 1993 where he had encouraged others to conduct accounting history research. Noteworthy amongst those at Deakin were the joint-editors of the anthology, Garry Carnegie, the present editor of the new series of Accounting History, and Peter Wolnizer. Gibson's interest in accounting history was undoubtedly stimulated during the 1960s when he worked with Lou Goldberg at the University of Melbourne.

The compilation of a worthwhile anthology is not an easy task particularly if the source(s) from which articles may be drawn is limited. Such was the case in this instance. Yet, Carnegie and Wolnizer succeeded because their anthology demonstrates that humble beginnings combined with Gibson's dedication provided stimulation not only to established scholars but also to those who sought to enter the field of accounting history. Carnegie and Wolnizer classified the articles selected into five sets, each comprising four, five or six items. The sets are: Early Accounting Systems; Twentieth Century Accounting Thinkers; Professional Associations; Accounting and Auditing Standards; and Accounting Education. The names of some of the authors, Willard Stone, Ray Chambers and Lou Goldberg are wellknown. Others such as Warwick Funnell, Dale Flesher and Garry Carnegie may yet reach the same heights. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.