Special issue on Professionalisation of accounting and organisational change

Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change

ISSN: 1832-5912

Article publication date: 21 March 2008



(2008), "Special issue on Professionalisation of accounting and organisational change", Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change, Vol. 4 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/jaoc.2008.31504aaa.001



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Special issue on Professionalisation of accounting and organisational change

Article Type: Call for papers From: Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change, Volume 4, Issue 1.

Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change

Special issue on Professionalisation of accounting and organisational change

It is conceptualized that the process of professionalisation as a series of interactions between occupational associations and other social organisations, in relation to a particular set of conditions. The interactions involve negotiation, posturing, confrontation, conflict and conciliation; other social organisations include the state, organisations or corporations and higher education. The accounting profession work in inter-related social systems and the profession can be created and destroyed by changes in organisations. Also the accounting professionalism is dependent on government acceptance that profession is in the public interest, and on consumer acceptance that it is in their interest. When the accounting profession is challenged by external forces such as organisational development or change, technological developments or the development of new skills, its jurisdiction may be strengthened or weakened. In essence, the professionalisation of accounting must be capable of balancing various interactions in order to sustain the organisational development.

The aim of this special edition of Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change is to promote informed debate about the professionalisation of accounting and organisational change.

We invite theoretical, empirical, practical and review papers, whether qualitative or quantitative, from scholars across disciplines on following issues associated with professionalisation of accounting and organisational change:

  • Emergence and development of the accountancy profession and changes in organisation of professional bodies in developing countries.

  • Organisational change and accountancy profession.

  • How accounting professional bodies respond to external pressures for change, who decides how they respond to change, and the change process affects existing accounting and management processes.

  • Changes of the organisational setting of the accounting profession in the twentieth century.

  • The contributions of accounting for organisational change.

  • The contributions of accounting associations to influence the change in organisations.

  • Accounting profession and the organisational response.

  • Influence of the accounting profession to change organisational activities.

  • Comparative studies on the accounting profession and change process in organizations.

  • Cost accounting systems and organisational change.

  • How professional bodies have influenced the management of organisational forms.

  • Professional bodies and their influences on management of organisational forms in Association of South East Asian Nations.

  • Education, training and professionalisation of accounting.

These themes are only indicative. Papers outside of these themes relevance to understanding of professionalisation and organisational changes are welcomed. The deadline for submissions is 31 December 2008. Accepted papers will be published in 2009. Please prepare your manuscript according to JAOC guidelines. For details, visit www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/jaoc/jaoc.jsp. All enquiries and electronic submissions of papers should be sent to Dr Prem Yapa via e-mail to: p.yapa@latrobe.edu.au

Guest EditorsPrem YapaDepartment of Accounting, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia 3086Tel: +61 03 9479 1642, Fax: +61 3 9479 5971E-mail: p.yapa@latrobe.edu.au

Chris PoullaosAssociate Professor, Discipline of AccountingFaculty of Economics and Business, University of Sydney, H69, Codrington St. Darlington 2006, NSWTel: +02 9036 9056, Fax: +9351 6638E-mail: c.poullaos@econ.usyd.edu.au

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