Few would deny that the U.S. accounting profession is in a very troubled state. The aim of this two‐part article is to explain how and why the profession evolved and changed during the 20th century, with particular emphasis on the last three decades. It is my hope that this article will illuminate the origins and consequences of these changes that collectively brought the profession to its current condition.
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Stephen A. Zeff; How the U.S. Accounting Profession Got Where It Is Today: Part I. Accounting Horizons 1 September 2003; 17 (3): 189–205. doi: https://doi.org/10.2308/acch.2003.17.3.189
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