### Limitations and criticisms of positive accounting theory

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Assignment Description:

This assignment requires students to critically evaluate the theories of financial accounting. It gives the students the opportunity to demonstrate their level of understanding of the conceptual background to accounting practice and regulation.

Question 1

How would the following theories explain sustainability accounting (including corporate social responsibility reporting)?

a) Positive Accounting Theory

b) Legitimacy Theory

c) Stakeholder Theory

d) Institutional Theory

Question 2

Discuss the limitations and criticisms of Positive Accounting Theory. In your answer, you should clearly indicate whether or not you agree with these perceived shortcomings of PAT and why.

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This assignment requires students to critically evaluate the theories of financial accounting. It provides the students the opportunity to show their level of understanding of the conceptual background to accounting regulation and practice.