© 1992

Perspectives on Financial Control

Essays in memory of Kenneth Hilton

  • Mahmoud Ezzamel
  • David Heathfield

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Financial control systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mahmoud Ezzamel
      Pages 3-26
  3. Financial control and the theory of the firm: theory and empirical evidence

  4. The social and organizational implications of financial control

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 323-333

About this book


The purpose of this book is to offer a small token in memory of Ken Hilton, who died prematurely at the age of 52 in February 1990. The book contains contributions from a number of 1eading academics; some were close c- leagues of Ken's at the University of Southampton, some have been at other universities but knew Ken fair1y well, and still some who never met Ken but who knew of him through bis work. The unifying motivation for all of them, however, was their immense sense of loss of an extremely proactive and excellent academic. Having led the research group on the Southampton Econometric Model project for three years, Ken was appointed to the Chair of Financia1 Control at the University of Southampton in 1970; at that time this was one of only a handful of similar Chairs in the UK. Most of Ken's subsequent academic career was devoted to contributing to the study of financial control, initially in the private sector and subsequently in the public sector. The breadth of bis interests was demonstrated by bis enviable ability to contribute to the areas of industrial economics, accounting, and management science. We hope therefore that this volume which embraces contributions from leading academics in each of these three fields is a fitting tribute to Ken's work.


Motivation Public Sector accounting econometrics economics industrial economics management management science research university

Editors and affiliations

  • Mahmoud Ezzamel
    • 1
  • David Heathfield
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Science and TechnologyUniversity of ManchesterUK
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversity of SouthamptonUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Perspectives on Financial Control
  • Book Subtitle Essays in memory of Kenneth Hilton
  • Editors Mahmoud Ezzamel
    David Heathfield
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-412-40980-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4899-3053-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 333
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Management
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