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Murphy, Brid; Hassall, Trevor – Accounting Education, 2020
The ability of accountants to appropriately perform in practice is linked to over-arching professional competence. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the current solution with reference to maintenance and development of professional competence. A phenomenographic approach is used to explore how accounting practitioners perceive…
Descriptors: Accounting, Professional Personnel, Professional Development, Professional Continuing Education
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Nsor-Ambala, Randolph – Accounting Education, 2020
The study explored the application of closed-book, open-book and cheat-sheet exams in an undergraduate cost and management accounting course at a university in Ghana. 198 students participated in an exploratory study examining how the different exam types impact on exam scores, pre-exam anxiety and knowledge retention. The study improves on the…
Descriptors: Accounting, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students, Management Development
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Dolce, Valentina; Emanuel, Federica; Cisi, Maurizio; Ghislieri, Chiara – Accounting Education, 2020
In recent years, changes in business, new technology, and greater competitiveness and dynamism have all resulted in a need for new skills. This study focuses on soft skills in accounting education, exploring the viewpoints of both graduates and employers. Our main question is to better understand if there is a right match between graduates'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Accounting, Business Administration Education
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Smith, Kenneth J.; Haight, Timothy D.; Emerson, David J.; Mauldin, Shawn; Wood, Bob G. – Accounting Education, 2020
This study evaluates the influence of resilience as a potential coping strategy to help reduce student departure from the accounting major. We collected data from 443 accounting majors at four geographically disbursed U.S. universities using a battery of psychometric instruments. With these data, we analyzed the relations between role stressors,…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Coping, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
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Khayati, Amine; Ariail, Donald L. – Accounting Education, 2020
This study examines business students' perceptions of the importance of faculty attributes classified by teaching, experience, research, service, and degree affiliation. Evidence from the United States and Tunisia, although differing in culture and attribute rankings, reveals that the faculty attributes students found most important in business…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Business Administration Education, Comparative Education
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Alshurafat, Hashem; Beattie, Claire; Jones, Gregory; Sands, John – Accounting Education, 2020
The ever-increasing need for forensic accounting services in today's business environment has highlighted the need for accounting educators to consider integrating forensic accounting into their curriculum. This research has provided evidence about the current forensic accounting curricula, handbooks and syllabi and explored the pedagogical…
Descriptors: Crime, Accounting, Teaching Methods, Business Education
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Papageorgiou, Elmarie; Callaghan, Chris William – Accounting Education, 2020
This paper uses data from 4745 first-year accountancy students of a large South African university, for a 7-year period (2011-2017), to understand how certain skills endowments and individual attributes have changed in their contributions to student's performance over time. To do so, the variance associated with an external shock to the learning…
Descriptors: Accounting, Professional Education, Academic Achievement, Factor Analysis
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Shehata, Nermeen; Mitry, Caroline; Shawki, Maha; El-Helaly, Moataz – Accounting Education, 2020
This paper presents the results of a Classroom Action Research (CAR) on the use of Nearpod, an online platform that facilitates the use of interactive teaching material using mobile devices, to conduct a formative assessment in the classroom. There are two aims of this study. First, exploring the effectiveness of using Nearpod to conduct in-class…
Descriptors: Accounting, Professional Education, Action Research, Introductory Courses
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Uwizeyemungu, Sylvestre; Bertrand, Jacques; Poba-Nzaou, Placide – Accounting Education, 2020
In today's dynamic environment, the adaptation of the accounting profession to meet actual socio-economic needs is a challenging, and yet necessary, task. This study analyzes the technical competency requirements signalled in 171 online job advertisements for accounting positions by Canadian organizations and contrasts them with the CPA Canada…
Descriptors: Accounting, Professional Personnel, Job Skills, Employment Qualifications
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Ireland, Christopher – Accounting Education, 2020
Given the importance of communication skills, the high incidence of communication apprehension felt amongst accounting students is concerning. Much research has investigated apprehension towards oral communication and has confirmed public speaking as the mode which raises the greatest fear amongst students. Despite widespread evidence of this…
Descriptors: Accounting, Public Speaking, Communication Skills, Anxiety
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Tucker, Basil P.; Scully, Glennda – Accounting Education, 2020
The extent to which academic research informs both student learning and practice has been repeatedly debated in the accounting and broader academic literature. However, despite its supposed symbiotic relationship, the nexus between research and teaching, as well as research and practice, has rarely been investigated within the confines of a single…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Student Attitudes, Student Research, Graduate Students
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Driskill, Trish; Rankin, Robert – Accounting Education, 2020
As China advances, attitudes about ethical reasoning will continue to evolve from norms rooted in Confucianism, guanxi, and collectivism toward attitudes consistent with developed countries. With the lack of understanding of reasoning in China, business executives, professors, and students from developed countries rely on their society's cultural…
Descriptors: Ethics, Confucianism, Collectivism, Asian Culture
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Shawver, Tara J. – Accounting Education, 2020
Studies of cooperative learning have been documented extensively in the education and psychology literature. Much of the research on cooperative learning indicates that it leads to improvements in achievement, communication and interpersonal skills. This study compares grades on quiz assignments and exam performance of students in a traditional…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Advanced Courses, Accounting, Business Administration Education
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Karatzimas, Sotirios – Accounting Education, 2020
The aim of this study is to bring under the spotlight the need for a broader public sector accounting education plan that would facilitate the development of participatory citizens. The study develops a conceptual framework that links citizens' government accounting literacy with various community-related decisions and in particular citizens'…
Descriptors: Accounting, Multiple Literacies, Citizen Participation, Democracy
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Precourt, Elena; Gainor, Maryella – Accounting Education, 2019
The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, we analyze various course- and student-related factors that affect participation grades within several college accounting classes. The second purpose is to determine whether in-class participation grades have an effect on exam performance in these classes. We find that, unlike in liberal arts and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Participation, Outcomes of Education, Grades (Scholastic)
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