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Accounting and the Public Interest

Aims and Scope:

Accounting and the Public Interest takes the view that all areas of accounting involve broad societal responsibilities that affect the public interest. Responsible action can be promoted through research in all areas of accounting including, but not restricted to:  financial accounting and auditing; accounting in organizations (governmental, profit, or not-for-profit); social and environmental accounting; government and professional regulation; taxation; gender and diversity issues; professional and business ethics; information technology; accounting and business education; and governance of accounting organizations.

Our inclusive editorial policy intends to provide a publication outlet for all types of accounting research that involve a socially responsive, and responsible, perspective. Studies submitted to the journal should be linked to the public interest by situating them within an historical, social, or political context, and findings should ultimately provide guidance for responsible action that promotes the public interest. The journal welcomes innovation and eclecticism, alternative theories and methodologies, as well as the more traditional ones.

Pamela Roush, Editor
Accounting and the Public Interest

Journal

Accounting and the Public Interest

Accounting and the Public Interest is an academic journal published by the Public Interest Section of the American Accounting Association. The journal takes the view that accounting is a social activity with far-ranging consequences for every citizen, welcoming innovation and eclecticism, alternative theories and methodologies, as well as the more traditional ones. The common element in this diversity is the requirement that the study and its findings be linked to the public interest by situating them within a historical, social, and political context, and ultimately providing guidance for responsible

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Letter from the Chair

My name is Amy Hageman, and I am currently serving a two-year term (2016 to 2018) as Chair of the Public Interest Section. I am privileged to work with a wonderful group of Public Interest members serving in key positions...

Events

The Public Interest Section Midyear Meeting was held March 31- April 1, 2017 at Westin Washington D.C. City Center in downtown Washington, D.C. Thank you to all who attended and made it such a great success! See you in 2018!