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Visual Representations of Accounting Information

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Abstract

Modern accounting information systems provide decision-makers with such a large volume of accounting data, it can overwhelm even the most sophisticated accounting decision-maker. The result may be underutilization of relevant information. Advances in information visualization technologies provide an effective alternative to address the current and future volume of accounting information. This chapter addresses the theoretical background of visualizations, describing the literature that supports the use of visualizations. The application of information visualization to accounting is discussed, followed by a description of variety multidimensional visualizations techniques.

Keywords

Visual Representation Accounting Information Information Visualization Radar Chart Visual Metaphor 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Accountancy and Legal StudiesClemson UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Accounting and Information SystemsVirginia TechUSA

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