This paper aims to consider the accounting academic, the environment in which the academic operates and the challenges they face.
This paper explores a number of issues relating to the accounting academic. The five papers that make up the special issue are located within a framework which is used to illustrate how each one contributes to the field. This paper is primarily discursive in nature.
The theoretical, methodological and empirical approaches used in the papers that make up this special issue are described. In addition, the paper suggests that the accounting academic will remain a fertile area for future research.
This portrayal of accounting academics is of interest to accounting researchers, accounting historians, university managers and individual academics.
This special issue provides a range of examples of research relevant to the accounting academic and sets an agenda for future research.
Charl de Villiers, the Editor of Meditari Accountancy Research, is thanked for providing the authors with the privilege of editing this first special issue to be published by the journal. Additionally, Stewart Lawrence and Brennan Allen are thanked for the comments provided on earlier drafts of this editorial.
Appreciation is expressed to the referees, whose anonymous comments assisted in enhancing the quality of this paper. Appreciation is also expressed to Professor Charl de Villiers who personally handled the review process for this paper.
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