modern global businesses. This book sets out key strategic principles and then assesses how management accountancy can affect and direct these strategies. Engaging case studies reveal how theories and concepts translate into real business practice. Throughout, the book emphasizes:
- how accounting initiatives can trigger assessment and improvement of
- the importance of managerial decision making to good business practice
- how today's management accountancy measures against current research
Written for advanced undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA students taking
courses on management accounting and performance measurement and
management, the book will be also of interest to management and business
consultants, professional accountants and accounting academics.
Research in accounting is concerned with solving problems, investigating relationships and building a body of knowledge. With this in mind, this book will provide a clear and concise overview of the conduct of applied research studies in accounting.
It provides the principal building blocks of how to implement research in accounting and related fields.
This book provides students with:
- an understanding of contemporary research ideas in accounting, so that readers can identify and define research problems and prepare strategies for their solution;
- an awareness of alternative research methods, to facilitate the selection of the most appropriate method for addressing particular research questions;
- an ability to review existing research and to offer critiques of articles published in refereed journals;
- an appreciation of the ethical constraints on the conduct of accounting research.
This book will be essential for students and academics in the fields of accounting and management.
Human Biology and History weaves together the fields of biology, archaeology, and anthropology in an exchange of methods and theoretical perspectives that exemplify the interaction between human biology and history. The book presents methods developed for the analysis of biological material that can be applied to historical specimens to reveal the lifestyles and environments of individuals who lived thousands of years ago. Historical data sources are used to reveal the biology and population structure of past civilizations, while biological methods are used to interpret historical patterns and processes.
This multi-disciplinary volume presents a unique interlacing of human biology and history to illustrate how individuals and societies have evolved over time. It is an insightful reference for human biologists, historians, and students interested in the intriguing connections that can be made when scientific techniques are applied within a historical context.
Covering the pre-history of 1940 in Britain, Malcolm Smith explores the great fear that a second world war would perhaps mean the end of British civilization and charts the development of the myths of Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain and the Blitz, and the great influence they have had on our national consciousness and on attitudes to the outside world.
The book presents students of British history with a panorama of the influences that have constructed national consciousness around a crucial moment in British history.
On the one hand, films like Sing As We Go, Proud Valley, and The Stars Look Down consolidated the assumptions about the existence of a national rather than separate class identities. On the other hand, working-class literature such as Love on the Dole articulated working-class experience in a manner intended to bridge the gap between the ‘Two Englands’.
This book, originally published in 1987, examines how two of the most significant cultural forms in Britain contributed indirectly to the stability of Britain in the interwar crisis, helping to construct a new class alliance. A major element in the investigation is an analysis of the mechanics of the development of a national cultural identity, alongside separate working-class culture, the development of the lower-middle class and the implications of the intrusion of Hollywood culture.
The treatment throughout is thematic rather than text-oriented – works of Graham Greene, George Orwell, Bert Coombes, Evelyn Waugh, the British Documentary Film Movement and Michael Balcon are included in the wide range of material covered.