Accounting Control and Controlling Accounting: Interdisciplinary and Critical perspectives

Jane Broadbent, Richard Laughlin

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Argues for the use of critical and interdisciplinary approaches to accounting research and illustrates its use in the context of the public services. Argues that a more transactional approach has been implemented as part of the introduction of the range of approaches that have been labelled 'New Public Management'. Suggests the use of a more relational approach. Illustratees and develops an approach to research using 'middle range thinking and developed from the work of Jurgen Habermas.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEmerald Publishing
Number of pages307
ISBN (Print)9781781907627
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2013


  • accounting control
  • middle range thinking
  • public services
  • critical and interdisciplinary research
  • new public management
  • transactional and relational controlperformance management

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