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Inscribing The Workers: An Experiment In Factory Discipline Or The Inculcation Of Manners?, R. Williams Jan 1995

Inscribing The Workers: An Experiment In Factory Discipline Or The Inculcation Of Manners?, R. Williams

Faculty of Business - Accounting & Finance Working Papers

The establishment of the factory system during the beginning of the Industrial Revolution created a demand for labour. Labour that was unused to the confines and rigours of factory life. In an attempt to encourage punctuality and conscientiousness the industrialists of the late eighteenth century resorted to a number of practices designed to encourage their employees to give up their old habits and take on a new rhythm of life tied to the demands of the factory. At the same time, the guiding principle of improvement of product and factors of production led many industrialists to devote considerable energy to ...


Preserving History In Accounting: Seeking Common Ground Between ‘New’ And ‘Old’ History, W. N. Funnell Jan 1995

Preserving History In Accounting: Seeking Common Ground Between ‘New’ And ‘Old’ History, W. N. Funnell

Faculty of Business - Accounting & Finance Working Papers

Traditional conceptions of accounting history and its achievements are being challenged by new accounting historians who are informed by radical philosophies and approaches to history. This is a belated reflection of movements within the wider discipline of history which can be traced to the Annalists in the 1930's and more recently to the influence of postmodernism. At issue between the traditional and new history are the importance of facts and the pursuit of truth by traditional historians. New accounting historians have decried the reactionary effects of traditional history, which they propose to overcome by substituting accounting as an interested ...