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ERIC Number: EJ969459
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0950-4222
Balancing the Yin and Yang: The Role of Universities in Developing Softer Skills in Accountancy
Evans, Carl; Gbadamosi, Gbolahan; Wells, Jamie; Scott, Ian
Industry and Higher Education, v26 n1 p63-70 Feb 2012
This paper presents an examination of the importance of softer skills in the accountancy profession and a discussion of the contribution that universities can make in supporting the development of these skills. With employers increasingly demanding a greater range of softer skills such as effective communication, the paper is intended to challenge universities to reflect on whether they are maximizing the opportunity to prepare individuals for a career in the accountancy profession. The authors suggest that university lecturers teaching accountancy studies may need to adopt alternative learning methodologies, such as enquiry-based learning, to develop students' softer skills effectively. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom