The accounting profession and education

Grietjie Verhoef, Grant Samkin
  • Accounting Auditing & Accountability Journal, August 2017, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/aaaj-08-2015-2192

Professional education in South Africa is not scholarly academic action

What is it about?

This article illustrates through Actor Network Theory, how non-professional external agendas drive the teaching of accountancy at South African universities. This divorces the accounting teachers from accounting scholars or academic internationally, because the South African teachers fail to engage in scientific research

Why is it important?

It explains the marginalisation of SA accounting teachers. These teachers teach techniques, they are outside scientific academic intellectual inquiry


Professor Grietjie Verhoef
University of Johannesburg

Critical self-assessment of teachers at SA universities is required to restore academic credibility. The professional body stifles academic work

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