DOI: 10.1177/10323732231196256 ISSN:

‘Going digital’ – Its place in research into the history of modern accounting

Alan Sangster
  • History
  • Accounting

This article presents the case for accounting historians to ‘go digital’, reflecting on a personal journey towards becoming a digital accounting historian, the motivations, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats and outcomes. Above all, it describes benefits attainable by any accounting historian who allows ‘the digital’ to become how it should be, not the constraining master, but the flexible servant; and it sets a digital agenda for research into modern accounting history for now and for the future.

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