Federation Business School

Prof Brian West, Publications

Full publication list


West, B.P. 2003, Professionalism and Accounting Rules, Routledge, London and New York, (242 pages).

Refereed journal articles:

Elhawary, H and West, B., 2014 forthcoming, "All for nothing? Accounting for land under roads by Australian local governments", Australian Accounting Review. Vol. 25, No. 1.

Moyeen, A. and West, B., 2014, "Promoting CSR to Foster Sustainable Development: Attitudes and Perceptions of Managers in a Developing Country", Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration. Vol. 6, No. 2.

Sidhu, J. and West, B., 2014, "The emergent Institute of Chartered Accountants of India: An upper-caste profession", Accounting History. Vol. 19, No. 2.

Carnegie, G.D., Sidaway, S. and West, B., 2013, "A Chaotic Field of Practice: Financial Reporting of the Library Collections of Australia's Public Universities, 2007–2011", Australian Academic & Research Libraries, Vol. 44, No. 4.

Cobbin, P., Dean, G., Esslemont, C., Ferguson, P., Keneley, M., Potter, B. and West, B., 2013 "Enhancing the Accessibility of Accounting and Business Archives: The Role of Technology in Informing Research in Accounting and Business", Abacus, Vol. 49, No. 3.

Dellaportas, S., Langton, J. and West, B., 2012, "Governance and Accountability in Australian Charitable Organisations: Perceptions from CFOs", International Journal of Accounting and Information Management, Vol. 20, No. 3.

Gomes, D., Carnegie, G., Napier, C., Parker, L. and West, B., 2011, "Does Accounting History Matter?", Accounting History, Vol. 16, No. 4.

Carnegie, G., Tuck, J. and West, B., 2011, "Price Setting Practices in Australian Local Government", Australian Accounting Review, Vol. 21, No. 2.

Carnegie, G.D. and West, B., 2010, "A conceptual analysis of price setting in Australian local Government", Australian Accounting Review, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 110-120. 

West, B.P. and Carnegie, G.D., 2010, "Accounting's chaotic margins: financial reporting of the library collections of Australia's public universities, 2002-2006", Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 201-228.

Menezes, C.A., Carnegie. G.D. and West, B., 2009, "The Accountability of Public Museums in Portugal: An Exploration of Issues", Portuguese Journal of Accounting and Management, Vol. 6.

Carnegie, G.D., Foreman, P. and West, B.P., 2006, "F.E. Vigars' Station Book-keeping: A specialist text enabling the adaptation and transfer of accounting technology", Accounting Historians Journal, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 103-130.

Carnegie, G.D. and West, B.P., 2005, "Making accounting accountable in the public sector", Critical Perspectives on Accounting, vol. 16, pp. 905-928.

Carnegie, G.D., Edwards, J.R. and West, B.P., 2003, "Understanding the dynamics of the Australian accounting profession: A prosopographical study of the founding members of the Incorporated Institute of Accountants, Victoria, 1886 to 1908", Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 790-820.

Carnegie, G.D. and West, B.P. 2003, "How well does accrual accounting fit the public sector?", Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 62, no. 2, pp. 83-6.

West, B.P. 2001, "On the social history of accounting: The Bank Audit by Bruce Marshall", Accounting History, NS vol. 6, no.1, pp. 11-30.

West, B.P. 1998, "Exploring professional knowledge: The case of accounting", Journal of Sociology, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 1-22.

Carnegie, G.D. and West, B.P. 1997, "Observing the PSASB: ED50 and the recognition of infrastructure assets", Australian Accounting Review, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 30-9.

West, B.P. 1996, "The professionalisation of accounting. A review of recent historical research and its implications", Accounting History, NS vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 77-102.

West, B.P. and Begum, R. 1996, "Non-current asset valuation: An Australian survey", Charter, vol. 67, no. 1, pp. 49-51.

West, B.P. 1995, "The liability of company auditors: Injustice or the failure of professionalism?", Journal of Australian Political Economy, no. 35, pp. 24-40.

West, B.P. and Duggan, K. 1993, "The initial impact of the amended recoverable amount test of AASB 1010", Accounting Forum, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 41-51.

West, B.P. and Duggan, K. 1993, "The use of discounting in the determination of recoverable amount", Accounting Forum, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 93-100.

West, B.P. 1991, "Confusion in reporting non-current asset sales in fund statements", Accounting Forum, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 23-9.

Book chapters:

West, B.P. 2000, "The professionalization of accounting. A review of recent historical research and its implications", in The History of Accounting, Critical Perspectives on Business and Management, Volume IV: Professionalization of Accounting, ed. J.R. Edwards, Routledge, London and New York (republication of article published originally in Accounting History).

West, B.P. 1998, "Sports budgeting and accounting", in Sports Management: An Australian Perspective, eds R. Tait, K.G. Hawkins and M. Hole, The Australasian Institute, Sydney.

Other publications:

Carnegie, G. and West, B., 2011, "A Commentary on 'Contextualising the Intermediate Financial Accounting Courses in the global Financial Crisis'", Accounting Education, Vol. 20, No. 5.

West, B.P. 1997, "Accounting nausea (with apologies to Jean-Paul Sartre)", Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 736-7.

West, B.P. 1994, "Accounting: A profession in crisis?", Quadrant, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 43-5.