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An extensive overview of accounting theory concepts and application Balancing accounting theory with practical issues, the Eighth Edition of Accounting Theory: Conceptual Issues in a Political and Economic Environment continues to clearly identify the conceptual elements of accounting theory and apply those elements to practice. The book provides an important overview of accounting and financial issues in economic and political contexts, providing students with a strong conceptual framework. Features of the Seventh EditionContinues to provides a solid introduction to international accounting issues citing top academic journalsRelates more theoretical issues to real world examples coming from the popular news mediaPlaces greater emphasis on principles based as opposed to rules-based standardsIncludes more pedagogical features such as questions, cases, problems, and writing assignments¨many from corporate annual reportsOffers a historical perspective of accounting standards Instructor Resources Available to adopting instructors, these resources include answers to end-of-chapter materials, chapter summaries, test banks, PowerPoint slides for selected chapter highlights, and much more. Intended AudienceBoth undergraduate and graduate-level students of accounting theory will gain a solid foundation of and new insights into the history and development of accounting theory and the accounting field in general.