Entrepreneurial innovation in accounting profession: the African experience

Agbo, Elias Igwebuike (2023) Entrepreneurial innovation in accounting profession: the African experience. Innovations (72). pp. 1066-1075.

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There is a universal belief that enterprising education ought to be directed towards practical teaching and re-training of students. The essence of such education is to expand the entrepreneurial know-how of students towards originality and innovativeness. For professional accounting students, entrepreneurial education ought to create in them such proficiencies that would enable them to evolve feasible business plans upon graduation and qualification. This becomes more apposite in African nations as employment prospects among qualified accountants are becoming progressively competitive. Also, the job openings have remained limited while recruitment opportunities in the private sector decrease day- by-day. Added to this worrisome situation are the drift of job subcontracting in accounting and consultancy firms, the employment of casual labor and the phenomenon of rightsizing of labor among big firms and multinational companies in African countries. It is against this backdrop that this research intends to investigate the degree to which entrepreneurial innovativeness has been infused into the accounting occupation in African countries, particularly the Sub-Saharan Africa(SSA).The study embraced the historical research approach. It concluded that the entrepreneurial adaptation that is lacking presently should become the epicenter of the progress of accounting profession in Africa.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Divisions: Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: mrs chioma hannah
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2023 14:57
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2023 14:59
URI: http://eprints.gouni.edu.ng/id/eprint/4041

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