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Accounting and detective stories: an excursion to the USA in the 1940s

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Abstract:

Purpose ‐ This paper aims to explore accounting across time and space via novels. Design/methodology/approach ‐ The paper uses distant readings. Findings ‐ The paper reveals peculiarities and commonalities of the work of Certified Public Accountants 70 years ago and now. Originality/value ‐ The originality/value is to be decided by readers.

Keywords: Accounting and crime; Books; Distant readings; Literary anthropology; Reading

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/09513571211225088

Publication date: 2012-05-04

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