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Publication Date

1989

Abstract

This paper provides an analysis of elite accounting practitioners during the formative years of the Canadian accounting profession (1880-1930). The social characteristics of this group in comparison with the Canadian population and the links between the accounting elite and other elite groups in society are used to evaluate the extent to which the profession achieved democratic ideals of access and social mobility for all members of society. The operation of the accounting profession as a democratic institution is argued to be an important aspect of the profession's claim to serve the public interest.

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