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Satanic mills? an illustration of Victorian external environmental accounting

Solomon, J. and Thomson, I. and , Economic and Social Research Council (Funder) (2009) Satanic mills? an illustration of Victorian external environmental accounting. Accounting Forum, 33 (1). pp. 74-87. ISSN 0155-9982

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Abstract

The paper evaluates a Victorian environmental account of the pollution of the River Wandle. This account was produced during a period of social and environmental crisis, when there were no significant industrial environmental regulations. This problematising external environmental account provides valuable insights into the historical development of social and environmental accounting. Our analysis located this account within an institutional reform programme to create systems of governance to mitigate the damage arising from unfettered industrial growth. We argue that problematising external environmental accounting has a longer tradition than previously recognised in the literature and predates corporate social and environmental reporting.

Item type: Article
ID code: 8169
Keywords: environmental, river pollution accounting, history, problematising, victorian, social externalities, Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering, Accounting
Subjects: Technology > Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Social Sciences > Commerce > Accounting
Department: Strathclyde Business School > Accounting and Finance
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    Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2009 09:53
    Last modified: 12 Mar 2012 10:48
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/8169

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