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Accounting Education And Research In Relation To Business Needs

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  • Athanasios MANDILAS

    () (Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology, Greece)

  • Dimitrios KOURTIDIS

    () (Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology, Greece)

  • Giannoula FLOROU

    () (Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology, Greece)

  • Stavros VALSAMIDIS

    () (Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology, Greece)

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate whether and to what extent accounting education and research fit business needs. The study highlights differences between business needs and academic knowledge, including teaching and research in accounting. We used a structured questionnaire to reveal perceptions’ differences through cluster analysis, including a sample of students, teaching staff from Accounting and Finance Departments and employers. The results indicated that all these groups have different perceptions.

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  • Athanasios MANDILAS & Dimitrios KOURTIDIS & Giannoula FLOROU & Stavros VALSAMIDIS, 2016. "Accounting Education And Research In Relation To Business Needs," Scientific Bulletin - Economic Sciences, University of Pitesti, vol. 15(3), pages 3-12.
  • Handle: RePEc:pts:journl:y:2016:i:3:p:3-12
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    Keywords

    Accounting Education; Accounting Research.;

    JEL classification:

    • M41 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - Accounting
    • A2 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics

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