There’s no such thing as... the language of business: colourless green ideas sleep furiously

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Abstract

It is often said, in business and business schools, that accounting is the language of business. This paper attempts to deconstruct this nostrum by demonstrating the possibility of a language of business existing and why accounting is not it. The paper will briefly discuss the technical ability of accounting to behave as a communication medium and finally suggest that other functions may have a stronger claim.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-122
Number of pages6
JournalManagement Decision
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Accounting
  • Information
  • Language
  • Limitations of actions

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