New sse dissertation
Per Åhblom - The Financial Performance: A study of how financial numbers become meaningful
''This book is about the question of how financial numbers become meaningful. This is one of the most central questions for companies and organisations active on capital markets around the globe because the understanding of these numbers is the basis for capital-allocation decisions that can both make or break the real economy.
A conceptual starting point for asking this question has been that meaning is not an inherent quality of accounting and financial numbers, nor simply a consequence of perspectives taken by different people. This book rather sees meaning as an interactive social process, through which financial numbers are made meaningful.''
Per Åhblom has been a PhD Student at the Department of Accounting at the Stockholm School of Economics. Currently, he is a researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
The Financial Performance: A study of how financial numbers become meaningful