Moving from regional to international publishing in accounting history: Pressures, issues, strategies and implications

Delfina Gomes, Elena Giovannoni, Fernando Gutiérrez Hidalgo , Henri Zimnovitch

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As an extension of the Panel session held at the seventh Accounting History International Conference (7AHIC) in Seville in September 2013, the pressures, issues, strategies and implications of the movement from regional to international in terms of publishing in accounting history are presented. These dimensions are analysed from the point of view of four European countries: France, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Although these four countries have languages well disseminated around the globe, and/or possess a long history and tradition of discoveries and were strong players in commercial trade for centuries, academic publishing internationally is dominated by Anglo-Saxon countries and journals. Therefore, English is the main language and different challenges and hindrances are faced by researchers whose native language is other than English. More than arguing for a radical move from the regional to the international, a call is made for a more cooperative environment within international accounting history research which takes into account the cultural differences and embraces those differences.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-205
Number of pages23
JournalAccounting History
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2015


  • accounting history, publishing internationally, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain

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