Accounting's past, present and future : The unifying power of history. / Carnegie, Garry D.; Napier, Christopher J.

In: Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2012, p. 328-369.

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Accounting's past, present and future : The unifying power of history. / Carnegie, Garry D.; Napier, Christopher J.

In: Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2012, p. 328-369.

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Carnegie, GD & Napier, CJ 2012, 'Accounting's past, present and future: The unifying power of history', Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 328-369. https://doi.org/10.1108/09513571211198782

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Carnegie, G. D., & Napier, C. J. (2012). Accounting's past, present and future: The unifying power of history. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 25(2), 328-369. https://doi.org/10.1108/09513571211198782

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Carnegie GD, Napier CJ. Accounting's past, present and future: The unifying power of history. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal. 2012;25(2):328-369. https://doi.org/10.1108/09513571211198782

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Carnegie, Garry D. ; Napier, Christopher J. / Accounting's past, present and future : The unifying power of history. In: Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal. 2012 ; Vol. 25, No. 2. pp. 328-369.

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