A Global History of Accounting, financial reporting and public policy, Europe

Volume 1 of this four volume set has recently been published. This is the volume concentrating on Europe and includes chapters on Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The collection is based on the premise that to understanding today’s accounting you have to know something of the historical evolution of the area in a particular social and economic environment. Specialist authors from each country present an analysis of the historical development of their financial reporting.

There will be volumes on ‘The Americas’, ‘Asia and Oceania’ and ‘Eurasia, Middle east and Africa’. The four volume set is published as part of the Emerald collection ‘Studies in the Development of Accounting Thought’ (www.emeraldinsight.com) ISBN 978 0 85724 671 4