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Some limits to knowledge…Accounting and transparency

Financial Crisis

Tuesday 6 December 2011

Inaugural lecture by Professor Alan Lowe

The consequences of the long depression are still making themselves felt on all aspects of social and economic activity. The economic slowdown and social costs of the Financial Crisis are affecting ‘the 99%’ in, pretty well, every developed country across the world. What has this to do with accounting?

The talk will address a very specific part of the global reaction to improving accounting and financial reporting. This will be set within the context of a broader academic debate about transparency, accountability and some concepts of what constitutes knowledge. Technically the specific issue to be addressed will be ‘Interactive Financial Reporting’. No knowledge of the technology will be expected or required!

Sumpner Lecture Theatre (Formerly the Warwick Lecture Theatre), Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET. 6.30pm start, tea and coffee from 6.00pm. A buffet will follow the lecture.

This lecture is free to attend and open to all. To book a seat please email events@aston.ac.uk or for further information please contact Jean Hasson on 0121 204 4551.

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