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A Culture of Costs versus A Culture of Expenses

Journal article
Authors Barbara Czarniawska
Published in Valuation Studies
Volume 5
Issue 2
Pages 131-144
ISSN 2001-5992
Publication year 2018
Published at Gothenburg Research Institute (GRI)
Pages 131-144
Language en
Keywords cost; expenses; culture; fiction
Subject categories Business Administration


When there is money spent on products of culture, are those costs or expenses? An answer to that question may be of importance not only to accountants and auditors, and it can vary among cultures. This article compares the way the issue is presented by two fiction writers, one Swedish and one British.

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