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South Africa's transtion from apartheid : the role of professional closure in the experiences of black chartered accountants

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posted on 2009-08-01, 00:00 authored by T Hammond, Bruce Clayton, P Arnold
As apartheid gave way to political freedom in South Africa in the last quarter of the 20th century, chartered accounting firms began to hire black South African trainees for the first time. The study examines the oral histories of black chartered accountants within the context of social closure theory and South Africa’s changing political and ideological landscape. The evidence indicates that processes of professional closure and credentialing excluded the majority population from the ranks of the profession on basis of race and class throughout the period 1976–2000.

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Journal

Accounting, organizations and society

Volume

34

Issue

6-7

Pagination

705 - 721

Publisher

Elsevier Ltd.

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISSN

0361-3682

eISSN

1873-6289

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2008, Elsevier Ltd.

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