The Role of the Management Accountant: Local Variations and Global Influences

1st Edition

Lukas Goretzki, Erik Strauss

Published September 20, 2017
Reference - 326 Pages - 26 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138941359 - CAT# Y204820
Series: Routledge Studies in Accounting


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There is considerable national variation in the professionalization and status of the management accountant. Although researchers from different countries have contributed to our knowledge about tasks and roles, we have limited insights into the development, education, and socio-cultural influences in different countries and surprisingly little is known about the local and national contexts in which these roles are learned and performed.

This book bridges this research gap using two complementary perspectives. The first part explores management accountants in a range of different national contexts, providing information about country-specific historical developments and educational standards as well as specific roles and tasks. The second part focusses on important global developments that will increasingly impact management accountants in the future, such as sustainability, the financial crisis, technology and changing roles. By combining local context with a global overview, this insightful volume provides an agenda for future research which will be of great interest to scholars and advanced students in management accounting throughout the world.

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