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Accounting and Science

Accounting and Science
Natural Inquiry and Commercial Reason

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Management

  • Author: Michael Power, London School of Economics and Political Science
Bruno Latour, Michael Power, Theodore M. Porter, Myles Jackson, Tim L. Alborn, Peter Miller, Ted O'Leary, Keith Robson, Brad Sherman, John Law, Madeleine Akrich, Philip Mirowski, Steve Fuller
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  • Date Published: August 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521556996

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  • In recent years policy makers and scientists have become increasingly interested in the economics of science, and in particular in the relationship between accounting and science. This book, originally published as a special issue of the journal Science in Context , provides a truly interdisciplinary approach to this subject. The contributors explore, in a number of different ways, the constitutive role that practices of economic calculation play in the conduct of science and the forms of economic life within which science is embedded. Challenging conventional views, they suggest that if scientific and accounting practices are to be properly understood, they must be studied in relation to a complex background of specialist communities, funding institutions and demands for public accountability. This book will be invaluable for scholars and policy makers working in the field.

    • A truly interdiscipinary book with authors drawn from history, sociology, accounting, science studies and economics
    • Explains both the conceptual and the institutional links between accounting and scientific practices
    • Challenges conventional views, examines the border territory between science and accounting
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    • Date Published: August 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521556996
    • length: 312 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword: The flat-earthers of social theory Bruno Latour
    1. From the science of accounts to the financial accountability of science Michael Power
    2. Making things quantitative Theodore M. Porter
    3. Natural and artificial budgets: accounting for Goethe's economy of nature Myles W. Jackson
    4. A calculating profession: Victorian actuaries among the statisticians Timothy L. Alborn
    5. The factory as laboratory Peter Miller and Ted O'Leary
    6. Connecting science to the economic: accounting calculation and the visibility of research and development Keith Robson
    7. Governing science: patents and public sector science Brad Sherman
    8. On customers and costs: a story from public sector science John Law and Madeleine Akrich
    9. A visible hand in the marketplace of ideas: precision measurement as arbitrage Philip Mirowski
    10. Towards a philosophy of science accounting: a critical rendering of instrumental rationality Steve Fuller
    Index.

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    Michael Power, London School of Economics and Political Science

    Contributors

    Bruno Latour, Michael Power, Theodore M. Porter, Myles Jackson, Tim L. Alborn, Peter Miller, Ted O'Leary, Keith Robson, Brad Sherman, John Law, Madeleine Akrich, Philip Mirowski, Steve Fuller

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