Social accounting in the context of profound political, social and economic crisis: the case of the Arab Spring

  title={Social accounting in the context of profound political, social and economic crisis: the case of the Arab Spring},
  author={Muhammad Al Mahameed and Ataur Rahman Belal and Florian Gebreiter and Alan Lowe},
  journal={Accounting, Auditing \& Accountability Journal},
PurposeThis paper explores how social accounting operates in the context of profound political, social and economic crises. Specifically, it examines how companies constructed strategies of action to produce and organise social accounting practices under different sociopolitical and economic contexts prior to and after the Arab Spring.Design/methodology/approachThe paper draws on Swidler's theory of “Culture Toolkit” and 43 semi-structured interviews with 17 firms and their stakeholders in the… 

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