Information Technology in the British and Irish Undergraduate Accounting Degrees

Kotb, A., Abdel-Kader, M., Allam, A., Halabi, H. and Franklin, E. 2019. Information Technology in the British and Irish Undergraduate Accounting Degrees. Accounting Education. 28 (5), pp. 445-464 RAED 1588135. https://doi.org/10.1080/09639284.2019.1588135

TitleInformation Technology in the British and Irish Undergraduate Accounting Degrees
TypeJournal article
AuthorsKotb, A., Abdel-Kader, M., Allam, A., Halabi, H. and Franklin, E.
Abstract

Using an online questionnaire and a series of semi-structured interviews, this study seeks the perceptions of accounting educators and professional accounting bodies in the UK and Ireland on the status quo of technological developments within accounting curricula and the factors influencing this status quo. Findings suggest a fairly widespread view that technological developments represent an important area that should be covered across accounting curricula, to expose changes in the marketplace and to enhance the employability of graduates. However, it is still a peripheral component in accounting curricula, with no clear agenda for change. Professional accounting bodies seem to play a hegemonic inhibiting role through accreditation requirements although other inhibitors were reported such as lack of competent/interested staff and lack of time/space in already overloaded syllabi.

KeywordsIT
accounting curricula
professional accounting bodies
accreditation
hegemony
ideology
Article number RAED 1588135
JournalAccounting Education
Journal citation28 (5), pp. 445-464
ISSN0963-9284
Year2019
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Accepted author manuscript
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/09639284.2019.1588135
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1080/09639284.2019.1588135
Publication dates
Published online07 Mar 2019
FunderHEA (Higher Education Academy)

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