Contemporary Issues in Accounting

The Current Developments in Accounting Beyond the Numbers

  • Elaine Conway
  • Darren Byrne

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Darren Byrne
    Pages 1-14
  3. Simon Peter Nadeem, Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes, Denise Glanville
    Pages 37-60
  4. Liz Crookes, Elaine Conway
    Pages 61-83
  5. Parminder Johal
    Pages 105-123
  6. David Thompson
    Pages 125-143
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 197-203

About this book


The book explores the developing challenges and opportunities within the business and finance world which are likely to impact the accounting profession in the near future. It outlines a number of approaches to ensure that the accountants of the future are equipped with a useful awareness of some of the key topic areas that are quickly becoming a reality and helps bridge the gap between academia and practice. The chapters are standalone introductory pieces to provide useful précis of key topics and how they apply to the accounting profession in particular. It aims to deliver key readings on ‘hot topics’ not addressed in other texts which the accounting profession is tackling or are likely to tackle soon. Hence the book provides accounting students and researchers a solid grounding in a broad range of highly relevant non-technical accounting themes, looking at the bigger environment in which future accountants will be operating, involving considerations of strategic corporate governance issues and highlighting competences beyond the standard technical accounting skill sets.


Accounting issues sustainability corporate social responsibility tax strategy performance measurement auditing accounting technology narrative reporting

Editors and affiliations

  • Elaine Conway
    • 1
  • Darren Byrne
    • 2
  1. 1.Derby Business SchoolUniversity of DerbyDerbyUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.College of Business, Accounting DepartmentUniversity of DerbyDerbyUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-91112-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-91113-7
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking