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The Economics of Business ValuationTowards a Value Functional Approach$
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Patrick Anderson

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804758307

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804758307.001.0001

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Accounting for the Firm

Accounting for the Firm

(p.79) 6 Accounting for the Firm
The Economics of Business Valuation

Patrick L. Anderson

Stanford University Press

This chapter focuses on the history, proper role, and limitations of accounting. It covers the vital role of accounting in business, why accounting is not the same as valuation, management, or finance, the history of accounting, and principles of accounting, starting with the most important one: ethics, as well as the historical cost principle.

Keywords:   Accounting, Pacioli, Kautilya, historical cost, ethics, management, finance, asset method

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