8 March 2010
Professor Richard Macve recently featured on the Radio 4 series A Brief History of Double-Entry Book-keeping. The Radio 4 series explored the impact the history of Accountancy has had on the history of civilisation itself. The series considered notable political and cultural aspects of society in which accounting takes place - from the evolution of government and taxation to trade and capitalism - as well as looking at the paper trail through some of the darker periods of human history.
Richard Macve discussed topics such as Ancient Greek and Roman accounting, the circumstances that made double-entry book-keeping arise in northern Italy, and the rise of cost accounting in the Industrial Revolution.
For more information please see: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8552220.stm