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Accounting for the public interest: public ineffectuals or public intellectuals?

Cooper, Christine (2005) Accounting for the public interest: public ineffectuals or public intellectuals? Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 18 (5). pp. 592-608. ISSN 09513574

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present a case for accounting and finance academics to have a more active social role. A range of published works by "public intellectuals" on praxis is presented. What marks these theorists out is that they have developed their theories by active engagement. The economic and political interests of the world in which academics operate are perpetuated by the creation of a breed of intellectuals who encounter significant challenges not only to questioning the status quo but to venturing outside of the academy. Yet, arguably there has never been a more important time for academics to do just that. Academics are armed with the necessary theoretical and research skills to bring coherence to fledging movements and to enable them to overcome the barriers created by the myths perpetuated to hamper social protest. This paper offers practical and theoretical advice to enable and encourage accounting and finance academics to enrich their work by active engagement with the social problems of the time.

Item type: Article
ID code: 5577
Keywords: public interest, accounting, social dynamics, accountancy, auditing, Commerce
Subjects: Social Sciences > Commerce
Department: Strathclyde Business School > Accounting and Finance
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2008
    Last modified: 12 Mar 2012 10:43
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/5577

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