Accountant's tales

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This essay explores the genre of didactic accounting fiction, and, the contributions to accounting scholarship of a recent novel (Collett, I.W., & Forgione, D. (1998). Costly reflections in a midas mirror. Sun Lakes: Thomas Horton & Daughters), and novella (Loebbecke, J.K. (1998a). The auditor: An instructional novella. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-470
Number of pages10
JournalAccounting, Organizations and Society
Issue number4-5
StatePublished - May 2001

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Sincere thanks to the KPMG Peat Marwick Foundation for grants supporting my research and to my colleagues (local and global) for their patience, tolerance, insight, good humor, and dedication. Thanks also to: (1) Darrell Brown, Larry Crumbley, Norman Denzin, Dana Forgione, Anthony Hopwood, Peter Miller, Neil Ramiller, Rodney Rogers, and Kristi Yuthas for comments on previous drafts, and, (2) Thomas and Ann Horton (Thomas Horton and Daughters Publishing) for their cooperation and assistance.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Accounting
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems and Management


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