Influences on the supply of accounting graduates in Australia: a focus on international students

Jackling, Beverley and Keneley, Monica 2009, Influences on the supply of accounting graduates in Australia: a focus on international students, Accounting and finance, vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 141-159.

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Title Influences on the supply of accounting graduates in Australia: a focus on international students
Author(s) Jackling, Beverley
Keneley, Monica
Journal name Accounting and finance
Volume number 49
Issue number 1
Start page 141
End page 159
Total pages 19
Publisher Accounting Association of Australia and New Zealand
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2009-03
ISSN 0810-5391
1467-629X
Keyword(s) accounting skills shortage
intrinsic and extrinsic interests
international students
gender
M41
Summary This paper examines the influences on the potential supply of accounting graduates in Australia with reference to the personal and social influences on the decision to major in accounting using the Theory of Reasoned Action and focusing on differences between local and international students. Responses from 437 accounting majors' found that personal attitudes linked to 'intrinsic interest' and 'extrinsic interest' was influential in choice of major. 'Reference groups' were an important social influence for international students. The findings have implications for government policy and the accounting profession in terms of attracting students and particularly international students, who are sufficiently interested in accounting as a career choice to address the skill shortage in Australia.
Language eng
Field of Research 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
150107 Taxation Accounting
Socio Economic Objective 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2009
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30016653

Document type: Journal Article
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School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
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