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The withering of tolerance and communication in interdisciplinary accounting studies

Sikka, Prem and Willmott, Hugh 2005. The withering of tolerance and communication in interdisciplinary accounting studies. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal 18 (1) , pp. 136-146. 10.1108/09513570510584683

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Purpose – A reply to Tony Tinker's paper, “The withering of criticism”. Design/methodology/approach – The paper employs argument and discourse to critique Tinker's paper and defend the author's position. Findings – The paper shows how oddly our work has been represented, and that Tinker's claims are unsupported. It rejects Tinker's reading of classical texts as the only valid one, and argues that his reductionist critique could hinder the advancement of interdisciplinary accounting research. We conclude our reply by urging scholars to intervene in worldly affairs by ensuring that intellectual activity is diverse, not stereotypical or predictable. Originality/value – Argues the importance of scholars' engagement in worldly affairs, including matters of policy and practice, from diverse perspectives.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accounting; Accounting research
Publisher: Emerald
ISSN: 0951-3574
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:40

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