Adapting to Crisis: Accounting Information Systems during the Weimar Hyperinflation

@article{Hoffmann2020AdaptingTC,
  title={Adapting to Crisis: Accounting Information Systems during the Weimar Hyperinflation},
  author={Sebastian Hoffmann and Stephen Walker},
  journal={Business History Review},
  year={2020}
}
German corporations are characterized as having been adaptable in the face of numerous traumatizing events during the twentieth century. This article explores how firms adapted their accounting information systems during the hyperinflation of the 1920s. It suggests that responses to the crisis focused on system elements identified as key to continuing operations. Initially, firms amended selling and purchasing arrangements, modified financial reporting, and shifted managerial reporting to… 

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