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1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Christopher Nobes

in Accounting: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2014
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Mar 2014
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9780191779879
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199684311.003.0001
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9780199684311
Research shows that the need to keep account was the key driver in the invention of writing and numbers. The ‘Introduction’ explains the importance of accounting to civilization and ... More
Accounting: A Very Short Introduction

Accounting: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher Nobes

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2014
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Mar 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779879
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199684311.001.0001
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book
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9780199684311
If you read the ‘business pages’ of a newspaper or if you listen to the financial news on the television or radio, you will often hear terms such as ‘liability’, ‘balance sheet’ or ... More
5. International differences and standardization

5. International differences and standardization  

Christopher Nobes

in Accounting: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2014
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Mar 2014
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9780191779879
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10.1093/actrade/9780199684311.003.0005
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Just how different can accounting numbers be for the same company under different accounting rules? Which countries use International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)? In what main ways ... More
6. Regulation and audit

6. Regulation and audit  

Christopher Nobes

in Accounting: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2014
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Mar 2014
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9780191779879
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199684311.003.0006
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‘Regulation and audit’ examines some aspects of the regulation of financial reporting by looking at two national examples of regulatory frameworks: the UK and the USA. It addresses such ... More
2. The international evolution of accounting

2. The international evolution of accounting  

Christopher Nobes

in Accounting: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2014
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Mar 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779879
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10.1093/actrade/9780199684311.003.0002
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What are the purposes of accounting? How do these purposes affect how accounting works? What is double-entry bookkeeping? ‘The international evolution of accounting’ considers these ... More
3. The fundamentals of financial accounting

3. The fundamentals of financial accounting  

Christopher Nobes

in Accounting: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2014
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Mar 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779879
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199684311.003.0003
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‘The fundamentals of financial accounting’ explores the basic ideas of financial accounting: the way accounting actually works, the logic behind the double-entry recording system, and the ... More
7. Internal decision-making: costs and volumes

7. Internal decision-making: costs and volumes  

Christopher Nobes

in Accounting: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2014
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Mar 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779879
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199684311.003.0007
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9780199684311
‘Internal decision-making: costs and volumes’ looks at decision-making by managers. Management accounting is the provision of financial information to managers to assist them with internal ... More
6. Origins of the global financial crisis

6. Origins of the global financial crisis  

John Goddard and John O. S. Wilson

in Banking: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785320
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688920.003.0006
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9780199688920
The 2007–09 global financial crisis is widely considered to have been the most severe crisis since the 1930s Great Depression. During the two decades prior to the global financial crisis, ... More

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