Australian accounting academics: challenges and possibilities

James Guthrie*, Elaine Evans, Roger Burritt

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Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to provide a thought-provoking, attention-directing diegesis about the quality of the experience for those working as academic accounting scholars. Design/methodology/approach - Using storytelling by the authors as narrators and a literature review, this paper examines challenges to, and possibilities for, accounting academics. Findings - The study reveals a number of possibilities for the sustainability of the accounting academy in Australia, all of which rely on the symbiotic relations between the three elements of the profession - practitioners, policymakers and academics - to prepare accounting and business professionals for the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-37
Number of pages18
JournalMeditari Accountancy Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014


  • globalisation
  • accounting education
  • accounting research
  • diegesis
  • accounting academics
  • Australian higher education sector


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