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Publication Date

1998

Abstract

Professor Lou Goldberg, emeritus professor at the University of Melbourne, died at the age of 89 years on October 18, 1997 at his home in Melbourne. He has the distinction of being the first full-time lecturer and professor in accounting in Australia, serving his entire academic career at the University of Melbourne. An Australian pioneer in financial accounting theory, with strong interests in Australian accounting history, he will be particularly remembered for his 1965 American Accounting Association monograph, An Inquiry into the Nature of Accounting. Professor Goldberg remained a dedicated scholar, researcher, and writer to the end of his life, and his theories and perspectives await rediscovery by generations of accounting researchers to come. He was elected to life membership of the Academy of Accounting Historians and was designated an Officer of the Order of Australia by his country for his services to accounting education. A true scholar, philosopher, mentor, and colleague, Lou Goldberg has made a profound and sweeping Australian contribution to our literature. We are thankful for his lifetime of service to our discipline.

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