The first 50 years of the annual endowed accounting research lecture series at the University of Melbourne

Williams, Brian 2005, The first 50 years of the annual endowed accounting research lecture series at the University of Melbourne, in Report the fourth Accounting History International Conference, [International Accounting History Conference], [Braga, Portugal], pp. 1-37.

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Title The first 50 years of the annual endowed accounting research lecture series at the University of Melbourne
Author(s) Williams, Brian
Conference name Accounting History International Conference (4th : 2005: Braga, Portugal)
Conference location Braga, Portugal
Conference dates 7-9 September 2005
Title of proceedings Report the fourth Accounting History International Conference
Editor(s) Rodrigues, Lucia
Publication date 2005
Series Annual lecture series
Conference series Accounting History International Conference
Start page 1
End page 37
Publisher [International Accounting History Conference]
Place of publication [Braga, Portugal]
Summary Carnegie and Edwards (2001) suggest that the formation of an organisational body is just one of the 'signals of movement' within the dynamic process of professionalisation of an occupation and they list the sponsoring of professorial posts and research activities at universities as further examples. While the literature on this process in Australia does refer to the sponsorship of chairs of accounting (Carnegie & Williams, 2001), little has been written identifying the range of other areas of sponsorship by the organised accounting bodies. This paper presents details of the first fifty years presentations of the Annual Accounting Research Lectures held at The University of Melbourne, Australia. They have been presented continuously since 1940, when they were inaugurated with sponsorship from the Commonwealth Institute of Accountants. The paper presents the first complete listing of details relating to the presenter (including name, gender, residency and occupational area), title of the paper, date of presentation (where known) and details of publication (where appropriate). The initial and subsequent motivation for the presentation of the series and the influence of the lectures in promoting research and fostering relations between the professional bodies and the university, during a period of great significance in the development of accounting education and the professionalisation of accounting in Australia, is also discussed.
Language eng
Field of Research 150199 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30005614

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
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