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The State of Business Rescue Practitioners Professional Accreditation


  • Onesmus Ayaya
  • Marius Pretorius


Business rescue practitioners (BRPs) are subject to many allegations of abuse and, therefore, professional accreditation has become a pre-requisite. The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) licensing is linked to multiple professional bodies’ knowledge and practices but is not generic. This study was guided by one key question: What is BRPs’ accreditation’s current state in a multiple professional body occupation? We used data mapped to scholarly and documented policy sources, categorized results from extensive reading, and integrated critical constructs (after the deconstruction of concepts) to yield a conceptual framework to develop a comprehensive understanding of professional accreditation. The results confirm the existence of a legal framework and institutional arrangements that are not coherently applied because of the absence of a professional accreditation framework (PAF). The proposed conceptual framework captures the concepts of the business rescue domain, professionalism, competency, accreditation, and definition of key terms to provide an interpretive approach to the BRPs’ accreditation reality resulting in a PAF based on the integration of BRP tasks and services and accreditation, competency, and professionalism.

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  • Onesmus Ayaya & Marius Pretorius, 2021. "The State of Business Rescue Practitioners Professional Accreditation," SAGE Open, , vol. 11(4), pages 21582440211, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:sagope:v:11:y:2021:i:4:p:21582440211050397
    DOI: 10.1177/21582440211050397

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