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Accountants and Business Management in Victorian and Edwardian Britain

DEREK MATTHEWS, MALCOLM ANDERSON, and JOHN RICHARD EDWARDS

in The Priesthood of Industry: The Rise of the Professional Accountant in British Management

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289609
eISBN:
9780191684753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289609.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Business History

The chapter starts with a discussion of the economy in Britain from the mid-19th century, when the country was at the top of its economic power. It was the first country in the world to industrialize ... More


Rise of the ‘Priesthood’ in the Post-Second World War Era

DEREK MATTHEWS, MALCOLM ANDERSON, and JOHN RICHARD EDWARDS

in The Priesthood of Industry: The Rise of the Professional Accountant in British Management

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289609
eISBN:
9780191684753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289609.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Business History

The chapter focuses on the changing roles of accountants and their continued dominance in the industry. After the Second World War, accountants continued to be influential and important in different ... More


Calculating the Unpredictable: History of Actuarial Theories and Practices in Reinsurance

Hans Bühlmann and Martin Lengwiler

in Managing Risk in Reinsurance: From City Fires to Global Warming

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198754916
eISBN:
9780191816406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754916.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, International Business

In this chapter, Hans Bühlmann and Martin Lengwiler analyse how, from the late nineteenth century, reinsurance played a unique role in the history of actuarial science by acting as a platform for the ... More


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