Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal: Volume 22 Issue 6


Table of contents - Special Issue: Visual perspectives on accounting and accountability

Guest Editors: Samantha Warren, Jane Davison

Imag[in]ing accounting and accountability

Jane Davison, Samantha Warren

This paper aims to set out several of the key issues and areas of the inter‐disciplinary field of visual perspectives on accounting and accountability, and to introduce…


The image of accountants: from bean counters to extreme accountants

Gudrun Baldvinsdottir, John Burns, Hanne Nørreklit, Robert W. Scapens

The aim of this paper is to investigate the extent to which a profound change in the image of accountants can be seen in the discourse used in accounting software adverts…


Icon, iconography, iconology: Visual branding, banking and the case of the bowler hat

Jane Davison

This paper aims to explore the entangling of economic, social and cultural values which circulate in visual branding, reflect business practice and add intangibles to…


Face work in annual reports: A study of the management of encounter through annual reports, informed by Levinas and Bauman

David Campbell, Ken McPhail, Richard Slack

Annual reporting has moved from the conveyance of “simple” accounting numbers and more towards narrative, graphical, pictorial and broader aesthetic content conveyance. At…


Media richness, user trust, and perceptions of corporate social responsibility: An experimental investigation of visual web site disclosures

Charles H. Cho, Jillian R. Phillips, Amy M. Hageman, Dennis M. Patten

The purpose of this paper is to determine whether the presentation medium of corporate social and environmental web site disclosure has an impact on user trust in such…


Accounting for the Bhopal disaster: footnotes and photographs

Sumohon Matilal, Heather Höpfl

The aim of this paper is to find the relationship between the purely representational aspects of the statements of account and the everyday lived experiences of those who…


The triple visual: Translations between photographs, 3‐D visualizations and calculations

Lise Justesen, Jan Mouritsen

The purpose of this paper is to analyze relations among different kinds of visualization in annual reports and to trace their interaction with activities in marketing and…

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