publication . Article . 2004

An Emotional Response To The State of Accounting Education::Developing Accounting Students’ Emotional Intelligence

McPhail, Ken;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2004
Abstract
This paper attempts to do three things. Firstly, in the light of growing concern over the expanding managerialism and rationalism within society in general and accounting education in particular, the paper presents a theoretical reappraisal of the extent to which conventional perspectives on rationalism and managerialism might be misconstrued. In particular, the paper address a question that relates to the role of emotion within business decision making: ‘while we might feel uneasy about basing accounting and business decisions purely on reason, surely this is more acceptable than basing them on feelings or emotions?’ Behind this rhetorical question lies the com...
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