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dc.contributor.authorWells, Pen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-19T23:23:48Z
dc.date.available2018-11-19T23:23:48Z
dc.date.copyright2018-07-03en_NZ
dc.identifier.citation2018 AFAANZ Conference, Retrieved from: https://www.openconf.org/AFAANZ2018/modules/request.php?module=oc_program&action=summary.php&id=183
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/12050
dc.description.abstractResearch suggests that not only are perceptions of accounting and accountants very negative, but that they may also be inaccurate and difficult to change. There is growing concern that these perceptions are discouraging individuals with the required skills and capabilities from entering the accounting profession and that these perceptions may lead to reduced levels of engagement with the public. Stereotype theory suggests that strategies for changing perceptions are dependent on how and why the perceptions are formed. This study through interviews and focus groups, identifies participant perceptions of accounting and discoveres how and why they were formed. The application of stereotype theory to these findings has assisted, in explaining why the perceptions people have of accounting and accountants have been so resistant to change and in identifying suitable intervention strategies.
dc.publisherAccounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealan (AFAANZ)
dc.relation.urihttps://www.openconf.org/AFAANZ2018/modules/request.php?module=oc_program&action=summary.php&id=183en_NZ
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in (see Citation). The original publication is available at (see Publisher's Version).
dc.subjectPerceptions; Stereotypes; Accounting; Interventions
dc.titleThe Persistent Accounting Stereotype: Why Is It so Resistant to Change?en_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
pubs.elements-id348425
aut.relation.conference2018 AFAANZ Conferenceen_NZ


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