Sustainability of the accounting and finance academic profession

students' and supervisors' views about the PhD supervision process

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Abstract

This study explores the research supervisory practices of accounting and finance PhD students at Australian and New Zealand universities. Given documented faculty shortages in the accounting and finance disciplines, such investigation is timely and relevant. In the context of student engagement with their community of academic practice and their intrinsic motivation related to individual competence and autonomy, situational adjustments are inevitable and explain some differences between students' perceptions and supervisors' expectations. Our findings demonstrate that, despite general satisfaction with the PhD supervision process, students articulated concerns regarding constructive feedback and pastoral care provided by their supervisors, as well as guidance regarding data analysis/statistics. Accounting and Finance

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages30
JournalAccounting and Finance
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Accounting and finance
  • Cognitive evaluation theory
  • PhD supervision
  • Situated learning

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