Title

Information technology in the British and Irish undergraduate accounting degrees

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Accounting Education

Publication Date

9-3-2019

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.

ISSN

0963-9284

Publisher

Routledge

Volume

28

Issue

5

First Page

445

Last Page

464

Disciplines

Business

Keywords

accounting curricula, accreditation, hegemony, ideology, IT, professional accounting bodies

Scopus ID

85062783810

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Green: A manuscript of this publication is openly available in a repository

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