By Chris Poullaos,Suki Sian

This ebook brings jointly, for the 1st time, stories of the professionalisation of accountancy in key constituent territories of the British Empire. The past due 19th century was once a interval of extensive task by way of either imperialism and professionalisation. A workforce of specialist participants has tested profession-state engagements among Britain, at the one hand and Canada, South Africa, Australia, Nigeria, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, India and Kenya, and the opposite in order to assessing how the organisations of accountancy within the colonies used to be affecting the metropolitan occupation and nation brokers- and vice versa. Their contributions spotlight the peculiarities of the professionalization approaches in version social, monetary and political environments associated jointly through the relays of empire, prompting mirrored image on either the typical and disparate dynamics involved.

This e-book has quite a few goals, together with giving ancient perception and concentrate on international locations that supply contrasting and variation examples of the uptake of the "British model", and broadening the allure of accounting historical past and professionalisation as a taught topic in college accounting departments.

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