Words, Numbers, Rationality: The effect of accounting systems and language on economic and business decision-making

31 10 2013

AS: The University of Reading, which is a noted centre for business-historical research, will be hosting a small conference on the history of accounting next week.  Places are still available and there is no charge to attend. For catering purposes, you should RSVP to bz483745@reading.ac.uk .

 

Friday 8 November 2013: Thet Win Aung Boardroom, RU Student Union

This interdisciplinary workshop, sponsored by the Centre for Economic History and the Economic History Society, will explore how, through the ages, language and recording systems employed at the time influenced concepts of economic rationality.

9.00 Coffee and registration

09:30 Mr M. Stringer (Reading) Sales, Costs and … Confusion? : Linguistic and accounting constraints on decision-making in Roman agriculture.

10:20 Dr A. Dobie (Stirling) Medieval Man, Accounting and Economic Rationalism.

11.00 Coffee break

11:30 Prof. R. Macve (LSE) A genealogy of myths about the rationality of accounting in the West and in the East.

12:10 Dr O. Gelderblom (Utrecht) The public support of private accounting as the key to understanding the commercial expansion of Europe before the Industrial Revolution.

13.00: Lunch break

14:15 Prof. G. Waymire (Emory) The Impact of hard information on self-dealing, soft communication, and social gains in an investment-trust game.

15:00 Prof. S. Basu (Temple) Knowledge, mental memory and accounting transaction records.

16:15 Round Table Discussion with M. Casson (Reading), K. Verboven (Ghent), D. Mullins (Oxford), and A. Marzano (Reading).

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