Wilson, John, Hewitt, Janet and Thomas, Peter (2010) The discursive construction of professionalisation in British management. International Journal of Critical Accounting, 2 (3). pp. 319-336. ISSN 1757-9848
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJCA.2010.033435
In assessing the professionalisation of British management and the influential position enjoyed by accountants in British business, a multidisciplinary approach is adopted in order to provide a better understanding of the processes at work. After devoting some space to analysing the literature on professionalisation, our main concerns are: 1) the degree to which British management has become professional; 2) the relationship between managers and accountants; 3) the extent in which the former 'mimic' the latter. The power exerted by accountants could well be seen to have successfully challenged the autonomy of other managers, further undermining the ability of the latter to lay claim to any professional status.
|Uncontrolled Keywords (separate with ;):||professionalisation; managerial professionalism; accountants in business; mimicry|
|Subjects:||N - Business & administrative studies > N611 - Industrial relations|
|Schools:||Faculty of Business, Law & Applied Social Studies > School of Management|
|Deposited By:||Louise Alexandra Varley|
|Deposited On:||10 Jul 2012 12:51|
|Last Modified:||09 Aug 2016 15:16|
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