Mustafa, Hasri and Gaffikin, Michael (2010) On knowing, accounting and the methodological position of Geertz. In: The Sixth Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting, 12-13 July 2010, University of Sydney, Australia. (Unpublished)
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As a consequence of calls to view accounting as a culturally defined discipline Geertz’s work has yielded significant debate among accounting scholars. This review paper argues that Geertz á la interpretive anthropology has been inaccurately characterised by many accounting methodologists. They overlook the theoretical anchoring of Geertzian conceptions of culture schemes - “by isolating its elements”, “internal relationships”, and “in some general way” - that illustrate accounting as a kind of being of knowing – the form of what accounting comes to. This paper traces the implications of this on fundamental consequences for accounting research methodology and establishes a direction to critique from a position from where the claims of Geertz should apparently be held.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Keyword:||Geertzian conception of culture, interpretive anthropology, knowing|
|Subject:||Accounting - Research - Methodology|
|Faculty or Institute:||Faculty of Economics and Management|
|Deposited By:||Samsida Samsudin|
|Deposited On:||21 Jan 2011 04:25|
|Last Modified:||08 Nov 2013 07:26|
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