George R. Husband: Contributions to the Development of Accounting Thought

27 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2008

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Alan Reinstein

Wayne State University

Gerald Alvin

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Richrad G. Vangermeersch

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

George R. Husband, accounting educator, was a leader in research, service and teaching. His former students and admirers endowed a chair, three scholarships and an annual lecture series in his memory nearly forty years after his death in 1958. This article highlights his lasting accomplishments by examining his research (e.g., as an opponent of the LIFO method of inventory valuation, an advocate of price-level accounting and major proponent of the proprietary theory of financial accounting, and as one of the most prolific authors in The Accounting Review), service (e.g., as Vice President and President of the American Accounting Association) and teaching. We also discuss Husband's research in the context of other notable contemporary scholars and those whose works are consistent with Husband's thoughts.

Suggested Citation

Reinstein, Alan and Alvin, Gerald and Vangermeersch, Richard G., George R. Husband: Contributions to the Development of Accounting Thought. Abacus, Vol. 44, No. 1, pp. 82-108, March 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1091287 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6281.2007.00250.x

Alan Reinstein (Contact Author)

Wayne State University ( email )

School of Business
Detroit, MI 48202
United States
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Gerald Alvin

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Richard G. Vangermeersch

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