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Does an accounting degree add up? An investigation into the professional exam performance and non-technical skill development of accounting degree graduates. (2017)
Thesis
DOUGLAS, S. 2017. Does an accounting degree add up? An investigation into the professional exam performance and non-technical skill development of accounting degree graduates. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis investigates why accountancy graduates are not preferred by large accountancy firms. This investigation is underpinned by two key factors sought by large accountancy recruiters: the ability of trainees to pass professional examinations (p... Read More about Does an accounting degree add up? An investigation into the professional exam performance and non-technical skill development of accounting degree graduates..

Entry routes into the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland training: status versus sustainability. (2017)
Journal Article
GAMMIE, E., ALLISON, M. and MATSON, M. 2018. Entry routes into the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland training: status versus sustainability. Accounting history [online], 23(1-2), pages 14-43. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1032373217706774

Education plays a pivotal role in establishing the elite status of a profession. This paper sets out to understand the role of social and political influences in the determination of entry routes to professional accounting training with the Institute... Read More about Entry routes into the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland training: status versus sustainability..

Focus group discussions. (2017)
Book Chapter
GAMMIE, E., HAMILTON, S. and GILCHRIST, V. 2017. Focus group discussions. In Hoque, Z., Parker, L.D., Covaleski, M.A. and Haynes, K. (eds.) The Routledge companion to qualitative accounting research methods. Abingdon: Routledge [online], chapter 22, pages 372-286. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315674797

This chapter provides an overview of focus group discussions as a research method. Using illustrative examples, the chapter discusses the appropriateness of the technique for accounting research. The chapter then highlights both the strengths and dra... Read More about Focus group discussions..