Call for papers – Accounting education

See below a call for papers which may be of interest

Accounting, Finance & Governance Review
Special Issue on Accounting Education
Guest Editors: Dr Margaret Healy, University College Cork, Ireland & Dr Brid Murphy, Dublin City University, Ireland.
Full paper submission deadline: 29th June 2018.

The Accounting, Finance & Governance Review is the journal of the Irish Accounting and Finance Association (IAFA) and is dedicated to publishing high-quality original scholarly work in accounting, finance, governance and cognate disciplines.
One of the hallmarks of a profession is the knowledge base to which its members stake ownership and the means through which control over future entrants is enacted and enabled. The epistemology and ontology of professional accountancy practice (Axford, 2005) serve to bind members to a common sense of identity, comprising the communities of practice representative of the accounting profession. Growing demands around employability and the tool kit of a set of transferrable skills place increasing pressures on accounting educators. Coupled with increasing pressure on resources, the increasingly managerialist nature of business school administration has led to concerns regarding the recruitment and training of future accountants and accounting academics (Flood, 2014; Fogarty, 2014; Guthrie et al., 2012). Greater insights into tensions appearing at the interface between expectations of students, employers, academics and professional bodies is needed to inform the future of accounting education.
It is against such backdrop that this call for papers is made for a special issue of the Accounting, Finance & Governance Review dedicated to the subject of Accounting Education within its various disciplinary and professional contexts. Robust research from both positivist and interpretivist paradigms is welcomed. The journal also encourages critical assessment of current practices and pedagogies. Papers drawing on evidence from specific national settings or wider comparative international settings are welcome. Possible research areas include, but are not limited to, the following:
 The future of the accounting profession;
 The Accounting curriculum (including ethical reasoning; employability; technical knowledge base; the development of competence-based learning practices; the skills agenda);
 Transitions to and from the accounting workplace;
 Professional scepticism;
 Assurance of learning;
 Continuing professional development;
 The changing role of the Accountant;
 Student engagement with active learning.
Submission and Publication information:
Submission of full paper: 29th June 2018.
Publication (approximately): Summer / Autumn 2019.
Paper Submission Procedure:
Please submit two copies of the manuscript (one with a cover page identifying the author(s) and one without a cover page), in word or pdf format, on or before 29th June 2018, to the following email addresses:;
Early submission is encouraged.
Papers should not normally exceed 8,000 words. Manuscripts should not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. They must be in English and include an abstract of fewer than 300 words. The cover page should contain the paper’s title, the author(s)’s name, affiliation, address, and email address. Please refer to the journal’s notes for contributors for further information at
All submissions that pass an initial editorial scrutiny will be subject to double-blind refereeing. Referees will be asked to assess papers on the basis of their relevance, originality, readability and quality (including, for empirical work, research design and execution).
Axford, B. (2005) Entering Professional Practice in the New Work Order: A Study of Undergraduate Students and Their Induction into Professional Work, The Australian Educational Researcher, Vol. 32 No. 2, pp. 87-104.
Flood, B. (2014) The Case of Change in Accounting Education, chapter 4, pp. 81-101, in Wilson, R. (editor) The Routledge Companion to Accounting Education, Routledge, Oxon.
Fogarty, T. (2014), The Bloom is Off the Rose: Deprofessionalization in Public Accounting, chapter 3, pp. 51-72, in Mintz, S. (editor) (2014) Accounting for the Public Interest: Perspectives on Accountability, Professionalism and Role in Society, Spinger: Dordrecht.
Guthrie, J., Burritt, R. & Evans, E. (2012), Challenges for Accounting Pathways in Australia in 2012: An Introduction, chapter 1, pp. 9-15, in Evans, E., Burritt, R. & Guthrie, J. (editors), (2012) Emerging Pathways for the Next Generation of Accountants, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia / Centre for Accounting, Governance and Sustainability, University of South Australia, Academic Leadership series, volume 3.


About martinjquinn

I am an accounting academic, accountant and author based near Dublin, Ireland.
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