Economic crisis and professions : chartered accountants in Zimbabwe

Show simple item record Maunganidze, Farai Bonnin, Debby Ruggunan, Shaun 2022-06-09T05:38:57Z 2022-06-09T05:38:57Z 2021-01
dc.description.abstract This study examined the effects of a declining economy on the profession of chartered accountants (CAs) in Zimbabwe. The study adopted a qualitative approach using a pragmatic grounded theory design. Primary data were obtained through in-depth interviews with five purposively sampled CAs and two key informants drawn from the professional body and an institution that trains CAs. Furthermore, secondary data were drawn from the professional body’s archives and from newspapers. Data from interviews and documents were analyzed through thematic analysis and content analysis, respectively. The study has revealed that the profession of CAs has been changing in response to the declining economy and the changes include losing its status and autonomy, increased competition from other accounting fields and compromised professional standards. It also emerged that professionals themselves engage in both negative and positive activities that enable them to survive the effects of a declining economy. Recommendations are provided for the professionals and the professional body in dealing with the impact of a precarious economy. en_US
dc.description.department Sociology en_US
dc.description.librarian pm2022 en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Maunganidze F, Bonnin D, Ruggunan S. Economic Crisis and Professions: Chartered Accountants in Zimbabwe. SAGE Open 11(1): 1-14. January 2021. doi:10.1177/2158244021994802. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2158-2440 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1177/2158244021994802
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en_US
dc.rights © Creative Commons CC BY: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. en_US
dc.subject Profession en_US
dc.subject Professional en_US
dc.subject Professional ethics en_US
dc.subject Chartered accounting en_US
dc.subject Declining economy en_US
dc.title Economic crisis and professions : chartered accountants in Zimbabwe en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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