Publication Date

October 2005


The Accounting Profession in Transition: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Change was the theme of a conference held at the Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University, on October 6-8, 2005. The Accounting Hall of Fame joined with the Academy of Accounting Historians to sponsor the conference. Over 125 accounting professionals, scholars and regulators attended including 16 representatives from other countries - 5 from Turkey, 3 from Japan, 2 from Thailand, 2 from Spain, 2 from Mexico, 1 from Canada, 1 from Australia and 1 from the United Kingdom. The conference included panel discussions and presentations of scholarly papers related to the recent and far-reaching changes in the accounting profession and the regulations and institution within which it functions. Speakers and panelist included senior representatives of the largest public accounting firms, major academic institutions, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.



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