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Shedding light on alternative interdisciplinary accounting research through journal editors’ perspectives and an analysis of recent publications

Maran, Laura, Bigoni, Michele, Morrison, Leanne (2022) Shedding light on alternative interdisciplinary accounting research through journal editors’ perspectives and an analysis of recent publications. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, . Article Number 102420. ISSN 1045-2354. (doi:10.1016/j.cpa.2022.102420) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:92999)

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Abstract

Since its emergence in the 1970s, interdisciplinary accounting research has sought to cultivate alternative perspectives on accounting, and to incorporate insights from other disciplines to investigate accounting practices in their social and organisational contexts. By examining interdisciplinary accounting journals as boundary objects, this study addresses the increasing challenges of the field, including the metrification of academic performance. It also seeks to provide suggestions for interdisciplinary accounting scholars to negotiate a variety of pressures while continuing to pursue the core project of interdisciplinary accounting research. We analyse articles published in three of the main interdisciplinary accounting journals, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (AAAJ), Accounting, Organizations and Society (AOS) and Critical Perspectives on Accounting (CPA), along with interviews with the editors of AAAJ and CPA. The paper offers a holistic reading of the direction of alternative interdisciplinary accounting, as reflected in the epistemological choices emerging from changes in topics, frameworks and methods in AAAJ, AOS and CPA. Through the lens of a boundary object, the study provides insights to scholars which may contribute to the development of a research agenda which responds to the current pressures while maintaining the integrity of interdisciplinary accounting research.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.cpa.2022.102420
Uncontrolled keywords: Alternative Interdisciplinary Accounting Research; Performance Metrics; Editorial Strategies; Journal Rankings.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Accounting and Finance
Depositing User: Michele Bigoni
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2022 10:04 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2022 11:22 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/92999 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Bigoni, Michele: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5803-249X
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