Title

Information technology in the British and Irish undergraduate accounting degrees

Source of Publication

Accounting Education

Abstract

© 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Using an online questionnaire and a series of semi-structured interviews, this study seeks the perceptions of accounting educators and professional accounting bodies in the UK and Ireland on the status quo of technological developments within accounting curricula and the factors influencing this status quo. Findings suggest a fairly widespread view that technological developments represent an important area that should be covered across accounting curricula, to expose changes in the marketplace and to enhance the employability of graduates. However, it is still a peripheral component in accounting curricula, with no clear agenda for change. Professional accounting bodies seem to play a hegemonic inhibiting role through accreditation requirements although other inhibitors were reported such as lack of competent/interested staff and lack of time/space in already overloaded syllabi.

Document Type

Article

First Page

445

Last Page

464

Publication Date

9-3-2019

DOI

10.1080/09639284.2019.1588135

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