This paper examines the growth and changing role of the accounting profession in the United States from 1900 to 1990 with special emphasis on "Big Eight" accounting firms. Major political, economic, and social events of the period and their influence on the accounting profession are analyzed. Each decade is examined in turn, and the historical consequences of the decade on "Big Eight" accounting firms in total and individually are presented.
Wootton, Charles W. and Wolk, Carel M.
"Development of the big eight accounting firms in the United States, 1900-1990,"
Accounting Historians Journal: Vol. 19
, Article 1.
Available at: https://egrove.olemiss.edu/aah_journal/vol19/iss1/1