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Accounting as constitutive: a historical and contemporary perspective


Project Description

This project will investigate accounting and accountability as a primary driver of both managing and governing, as exemplified by managing via accounting, in both contemporary and historical settings. The project aims to conceptualise accounting in new ways that will pay special attention to accounting as naming and counting from its invention to Mesopotamian 3,000 BC before writing. It will also analyse more contemporary settings where accounting’s naming and counting is constitutive as sustainable development/management. This will include managing by targets, cost/benefit decisions and dilemmas, and will consider the extent and the forms in which managing via accounting may systematically transform ways of thinking, acting and how we live our lives.

Funding Notes

Scholarships are available to candidates of the highest academic calibre who wish to conduct doctoral level study on one of the research topics advertised. A full scholarship is equivalent to an ESRC studentship and covers Home/EU fees (£4,380) plus a living allowance (stipend) of £15,285 per annum for three years, subject to satisfactory progress. For applicants outside the EU, a full scholarship normally equates to £19,655 covering full fees and providing a contribution towards living expenses.

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