Two decades of african accounting research 2000-2019: synthesis, reflection, and future directions

Hopper, Trevor, Waweru, Nelson and Peng, Stella (2022) Two decades of african accounting research 2000-2019: synthesis, reflection, and future directions. The International Journal of Accounting. ISSN 0020-7063 (Accepted)

[img] PDF - Accepted Version
Restricted to SRO admin only

Download (989kB)

Abstract

This structured literature review analyses 179 African accounting research articles in 38 major accounting journals published from 2000 to 2019 (inclusive) to assess trends of publications in these journals, research subjects covered or neglected, research methods employed, the main contributing authors, their research impact, opportunities for future research, and challenges confronting this field. It found that despite publications on Africa increasing, they were almost absent in the top 6 accounting journals and had little presence in the remaining 32. The analyses of research methods, contributing authors, and research impact found much African research has adopted a qualitative approach, unlike the US tradition employing mostly quantitative and economics-based methods, and most top-contributing authors either originated from Africa or were affiliated with an African university. There was a regional imbalance of African accounting research which covered only 19 of the 54 countries. These were larger, richer and had stock markets.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Accounting and Finance
SWORD Depositor: Mx Elements Account
Depositing User: Mx Elements Account
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2022 15:24
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2022 15:30
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/108031

View download statistics for this item

📧 Request an update