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Accountants and other members of the management team searching for means of understanding and improving standard setting and budgeting; must therefore see the process in its entirety and respond to it as a complex human and technical problem rather than one standing in technical isolation From Hopwood A. (1976), Accounting and human behaviour, Prentice Hall , Contemporary topics in accounting, New Jersey
Critically evaluate the above statement and explain the role of accountants and accounting practices in managing contemporary organisations. Propose a theoretical framework that could be used to support your argument / perspective.
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