Accounting -- Decision making;May, George Oliver, 1875-1961
"Functional fixation" is a behavioral decision hypothesis, reflecting a rigid notion of something—such as attaching economic substance to accounting figures that are really irrelevant in decision making.
Capitalists and financiers;Accounting;Accounting as a profession
Professor Custis suggested that I talk on the ethical obligations of the accountant to the investor. The suggestion offered an opportunity to discuss before a sympathetic audience some of those phases of accounting practice which make it, to me,...
Vassar College;Deere & Co.;Orton Hotel; Federation of Societies of Public Accountants in the United States of America;Baker University; Deloitte (London);Barrow, Wade, Guthrie & Co.;Mercantile Trust Co.;West, Flint & Co.;
Paton, William Andrew, 1889-1991;May, George Oliver, 1875-1961
A recollection of the author's contacts with his friend George Oliver May. These personal insights provide an added dimension to the previous article, "May and Paton: Two Giants Revisited," authored by Henry Francis Stabler and Norman X. Dressel.