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Changing Pressures on the Research Process: On Trying to Research in an Age when Curiosity is not Enough

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Recognizing that there are increasing concerns about the possible standardisation of accounting research, the paper explores the different pressures that are behind this development. Consideration is also given to possible opposition and coping strategies.

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  • Anthony Hopwood, 2008. "Changing Pressures on the Research Process: On Trying to Research in an Age when Curiosity is not Enough," European Accounting Review, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(1), pages 87-96.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:euract:v:17:y:2008:i:1:p:87-96
    DOI: 10.1080/09638180701819998
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    17. Ralph Adler, 2010. "Research Assessment by Government: Stakeholder Effects," Australian Accounting Review, CPA Australia, vol. 20(1), pages 1-2, March.

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