Explaining changes to the annual reports of an Australian Commonwealth Department 1941-1998: A research proposal

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Despite the pace of change to Australian public sector administration and service delivery, the literature concerning annual reports of public sector departments has not provided an account of the changes to the thematic content of reports, nor has it provided explanations that take account of the variety of societal, political and economic factors that may impact annual report content. The purpose of this study is therefore to identify changes in the thematic content of the annual reports of the Department of Social Services/Security (1941-1998) and, by using the social theory of Habermas (1976) ' 'Legitimation Crisis', to provide an explanation for the changes in that contents. The term 'thematic content' refers to the topics of discourse and discussion that can be identified within the annual reports.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAFAANZ/IEEAR Conference 2008
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherAFAANZ
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventAccounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference - Sydney, Australia, Australia
Duration: 06 Jul 200808 Jul 2008

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ConferenceAccounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference
CountryAustralia
Period06/07/0808/07/08

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Davis, N 2008, Explaining changes to the annual reports of an Australian Commonwealth Department 1941-1998: A research proposal. in AFAANZ/IEEAR Conference 2008. AFAANZ, Melbourne, pp. 1-4, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Australia, 06/07/08.

Explaining changes to the annual reports of an Australian Commonwealth Department 1941-1998 : A research proposal. / Davis, Nicholas.

AFAANZ/IEEAR Conference 2008. Melbourne : AFAANZ, 2008. p. 1-4.

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