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New plots are badly needed in finance: accounting for the financial crisis of 2007-2010

Journal article
Authors Barbara Czarniawska
Published in Accounting Auditing & Accountability Journal
Volume 25
Issue 5
Pages 756-775
ISSN 0951-3574
Publication year 2012
Published at Gothenburg Research Institute (GRI)
Pages 756-775
Language en
Keywords Strong plots, Interpretive templates, Narrative approaches to accounting, Popular culture, Narratives, movies
Subject categories Economics and Business


Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to analyze common emplotments of interpretations of the financial crisis of 2007-2010. Design/methodology/approach - The paper presents a text analysis. Findings - The paper finds that the same "strong plots" are commonly used to explain financial crises to the general public. Originality/value - The paper provides useful information on interpretations of financial crises.

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