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Title: Accountants and Empire: The Case of co-membership of Australian and British Accountancy Bodies, 1885 to 1914
Authors: Garry D. Carnegie & Robert H. Parker
Keywords: Accounting; professionalization; Australia; co-membership; emigration;British Empire
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: Routledge
Description: This study examines one aspect of the influence of the British Empire connection on the establishment of an accountancy profession in Australia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It does so by analyzing data collected on the co- membership of the numerous Australian and British accountancy bodies formed before 1914. It casts doubt on the conclusions of Johnson and Caygill (1971) regarding the predominance of accountants with British quali cations in the creation and growth of the Australian bodies and also elucidates the connection between the professionalization strategies of particular bodies and the membership choices of accountants in the context of imperialism.
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