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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. 

    Douglas, Shonagh (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, 2017-07-01)
    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 ...
  • Entry routes into Institute of Chartered Accountants on Scotland training: status versus sustainability. 

    Gammie, Elizabeth Black Anderson; Allison, Mark; Matson, Morag (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/1032373217706774, 2017-06-02)
    GAMMIE, E., ALLISON, M. and MATSON, M. 2018. Entry routes into Institute of Chartered Accountants on Scotland training: status versus sustainability. Accounting history [online], 23(1/2), pages 14-43. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1032373217706774/1032373217706774
    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 ...
  • Focus group discussions. 

    Gammie, Elizabeth Black Anderson; Hamilton, Susan; Gilchrist, Valerie (Routledge https://www.routledge.com/9781138939677, 2017-03-28)
    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, chapter 22, pages 372-286.
    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 ...
  • A strategizing-as-practice perspective of the 'advice process' of small business owners. 

    Ejiogu, Amanze Rajesh (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School. Management Department., 2016-02)
    EJIOGU, A.R. 2016. A strategizing-as-practice perspective of the 'advice process' of small business owners. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This study examines the processes of advice seeking by small business owners and employs a Strategy-as-Practice perspective. The analysis of the data from 33 small business owners identified eleven factors that influenced ...
  • The validity of biodata as a selection tool within the Scottish accountancy profession 

    Gammie, Elizabeth Black Anderson (The Robert Gordon University Department of Accounting and Finance, 1998-12)
    The aim of this thesis was to critically evaluate whether biodata could be used as a valid tool in the pre-selection process of trainee chartered accountants. Biographical details of recently qualified accountants who ...
  • Women and the prospects for partnership in professional accountancy firms. 

    Whiting, Rosalind H.; Gammie, Elizabeth Black Anderson; Herbohn, Kathleen (Wiley. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acfi.12066, 2015-06)
    WHITING, R. H., GAMMIE, E. and HERBOHN, K., 2015. Women and the prospects for partnership in professional accountancy firms. Accounting and Finance, 55 (2), pp. 575-605.
    This paper examines three possible reasons (stereotypical discrimination, structural obstacles and employee's preferences) for the lack of women partners in professional accountancy firms in Australia, UK and New Zealand. ...