What is Past is Prologue

Cost Accounting in the British Industrial Revolution, 1760-1850

by Richard K. Fleischman, Lee D. Parker

Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Industrial Revolution (No. 6)

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  • 9781138055537
  • 9781351678360
  • 9781351678353

This volume, originally published in 1997, reports the findings of extensive archival and contextual research into the surviving accounting and business records of some 200 British Industrial Revolution enterprises. This study presents an overview of cost accounting and cost management practices, whilst investigating these methods in the three dominant industries of the period – iron, textiles, and mining. In addition, it provides two organisational case studies – the Carron Company and Boulton & Watt. Finally, it explores two issues central to Industrial Revolution costing – the relationship between technological change and cost management, and the paradigmatic approaches that have predominated in costing historiography.


Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781138055537
  • 9781351678360
  • 9781351678353
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781138055537
  • 9781351678360
  • 9781351678353