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From educating agents to change agents: experience of using foresight in accounting education

Anatoli Bourmistrov (Nord University Business School, Bodø, Norway)

Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change

ISSN: 1832-5912

Article publication date: 19 October 2020

Issue publication date: 15 December 2020

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to reflect on the author’s personal use of scenario planning methodology in accounting classes and how it can be useful for creating accounting graduates who are better prepared to face greater uncertainty.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper is based on the author’s self-ethnography.

Findings

Accounting education is criticized for its inability to educate graduates capable of advising current and future business in an extremely uncertain environment. Scenario planning as a compulsory component in accounting courses can be a potential remedy.

Originality/value

The author encourages accounting educators to find an appropriate balance in their training programs between professional skills and the skills required of accounting graduates to be change agents.

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Citation

Bourmistrov, A. (2020), "From educating agents to change agents: experience of using foresight in accounting education", Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change, Vol. 16 No. 4, pp. 607-612. https://doi.org/10.1108/JAOC-08-2020-0122

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