Writing Accounting and Management History: Insights from Unorthodox Music Historiography

Accounting Historians Journal, 2004

Posted: 8 May 2009

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Luca Zan

University of Bologna - Department of Management

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

Few disciplines are probably more different than music and accounting. Nonetheless possible suggestions about historiography in accounting and management can be drawn from an innovative textbook on the history of music [Favaro and Pestalozza, 1999]. This is a rather unusual music history textbook. It has several distinguishing features which raise issues about: histories of the present, history and theory making, a non-linear sense of history, a social history of music, a pluralist view of genres, and a multi-geographical emphasis. These features have interesting parallels with accounting history and historiography.

Keywords: accounting history, history of the present, pluralism, comparative history

JEL Classification: M10, M40, N01, N80

Suggested Citation

Zan, Luca, Writing Accounting and Management History: Insights from Unorthodox Music Historiography (2004). Accounting Historians Journal, 2004, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1016703

Luca Zan (Contact Author)

University of Bologna - Department of Management ( email )

Via Capo di Lucca 34
Bologna, 40126
Italy

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