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Balancing the Yin and the Yang : the Role of Universities in Developing Softer Skills in Accountancy

Evans, Carl and Gbadamosi, Gbolahan and Wells, Jamie and Scott, Ian (2012) Balancing the Yin and the Yang : the Role of Universities in Developing Softer Skills in Accountancy. Industry and Higher Education, 26 (1). pp. 63-70. ISSN 0950-4222

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This paper presents an examination of the importance of softer skills in the accountancy profession and a discussion of the contribution that universities can make in supporting the development of these skills. With employers increasingly demanding a greater range of softer skills such as effective communication, the paper is intended to challenge universities to reflect on whether they are maximizing the opportunity to prepare individuals for a career in the accountancy profession. The authors suggest that university lecturers teaching accountancy studies may need to adopt alternative learning methodologies, such as enquiry-based learning, to develop students' softer skills effectively.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: soft skills, accountancy profession, professional development
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Education
Depositing User: Ian Scott
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2012 16:29
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2012 16:29
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/1993

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