Publication Date

Fall 1988


Over 130 accounting academics from 14 countries gathered in Sydney, Australia this past August to convene the Fifth World Congress of Accounting Historians. The United States, Australia, Japan and Italy sent the largest delegations. Other countries with representatives included Great Britain, New Zealand, Finland, Spain, Canada, Norway, Hungary, Sweden, Poland and China. Most delegates found the Congress quite inspirational, perhaps because of the presence of such luminaries as Sydney's own Ray Chambers and Murray Wells and individuals of similar stature from other nations. Professor Chambers attended every session and his encouragement of younger scholars was appreciated by all in attendance. This also marked the first Congress attended by a professor from the Peoples Republic of China, in the person of Professor Guo of Wuhan University, the most renowned accounting academic in China.



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