The professional growth of an accounting agency entrepreneur
Published inJyväskylä studies in business and economics
The present study set out to produce new knowledge to enhance scientific thinking and pragmatic social innovations. The interest of knowledge has been both theoretical and pragmatical. The informative innovation was the application of professionalism to the study of accounting agency field.The report integrates three articles. Two first ones discuss which knowledge and skills the accounting agency entrepreneur needs; whether he/she has sufficient knowledge and skills to practise the profession, and, which knowledge and skills he/she wants to study. Empirically, these questions are analysed with both Finnish and Norwegian data. The third article, which is conceptual, examines the following: 1. How do extensive megatrends affecting social change reflect on professional growth in the accounting agency field? 2. What requirements do macro level context changes cause to the accounting agency entrepreneur=s readiness for professional life? 3. How do professionalism, professional identity and learning needs manifest themselves in the accounting agency field? 4. What kind of profile do personality and intelligence have in the accounting agency profession? 5. What kind of challenges do macro level context changes set for lifelong learning and studying educational needs in the accounting agency field ...
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