Qualitative accounting research: special issue introduction

John Dumay*, Charl de Villiers

*Corresponding author for this work

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This special issue dedicated to qualitative accounting research shows the commitment of Accounting & Finance to support and publish qualitative research. This introductory piece explains the rationale behind this commitment and recounts the process followed with this special issue, before introducing the papers published in it. The first paper in the special issue, co-authored by De Villiers, Dumay and Maroun, will be of interest to a large cross-section of accounting researchers, even those with a quantitative bent, because it dispels some myths around qualitative research, and it sets a research agenda that others may pursue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1449-1458
Number of pages10
JournalAccounting and Finance
Issue number3
Early online date9 Jun 2019
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2019


  • Accountability
  • Management control
  • Qualitative accounting research
  • Reporting
  • Strategy


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