Prem Sikka

Read the article then read the first comment.

It\’s delightful to see a Professor of Accounting taken apart quite so swiftly.

8 thoughts on “Prem Sikka”

  1. Which comment are you talking about? The first one is “goto100” at 8:06am, but that’s not a “taking apart”.

    Perhaps you meant “stevehill” at 8:49am?

    Tim adds: Yes, sorry, my mistake. I didn’t expand the comments when I looked at it.

  2. Yes, but notice how almost every other comment ignores or contradicts SteveHill’s expert analysis.

  3. Utter loons. I especially liked this one:

    “The US economy is on the verge of total systemic failure so I think its safe to say that if any changes are needed in the UK we should look for a more positive role model.”

    Wishful thinking?

  4. I am a professionally qualified accountant (an associate member of ACCA) and am researching insolvency. A search on the internet lead me to this and I have also read The Guardian article and Professor Sikka’s earlier work on insolvency.

    As part of my PhD work I have conducted interviews, so far, with 29 small company directors in areas such as restaurants, bookshops, printing, farming, etc.. In every case, the banks sent in an acocuntant who then became the liquidator. My assessment is that in 80% of the cases companies were unnecessarily put into liquidation. This very strongly supports Professor’s claims and his earlier research.

    Your comments “It’s delightful to see a Professor of Accounting taken apart quite so swiftly” sadden me. Are you conducting some personal vendetta as the comments on your page are not supported by the debate on The Guardian website.

  5. “Stephen // Jul 17, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Utter loons. I especially liked this one:

    “The US economy is on the verge of total systemic failure so I think its safe to say that if any changes are needed in the UK we should look for a more positive role model.”

    Wishful thinking?”

  6. Sorry – hit submit without my comment on this post. I bet Stephen would like to retract his comment now!

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