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Beyond segments in movement: a 'small' agenda for research in the professions

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Mairi Maclean



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, 2015.

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The small accounting practice, despite being the most numerous part of the profession by number of firms, remains largely under-researched. Part of the reason the small practice category remains elusive is that researchers find it difficult to precisely define the object to study, and yet, this may be precisely the reason for studying it. Envisaging how this category is ‘represented’ in institutionalized settings, constitutes a rich agenda for future research as it allows the small practitioner world to be connected to the issue of intra-professional segmentation.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Ramirez C, Stringfellow L, Maclean M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal

Year: 2015

Volume: 28

Issue: 8

Pages: 1341-1372

Print publication date: 01/11/2015

Acceptance date: 22/06/2015

Date deposited: 24/06/2015

ISSN (print): 1368-0668

ISSN (electronic): 1758-4205

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd


DOI: 10.1108/AAAJ-01-2015-1946


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