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A role for compulsory study of fine literature in accounting, finance and management education

Lister, RJ 2008, A role for compulsory study of fine literature in accounting, finance and management education , in: Third International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences 2008, 22-25 July 2008, Monash University Centre, Prato, Tuscany, Italy. (In Press)

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Abstract

Fine literature offers a multifaceted contribution to higher education in all fields, especially vocational subjects and particularly - within vocational subjects - in accounting, finance and management. In a field which suffers unduly from pressure to impart ‘marketable skills’ literature reinforces original, creative, imaginative and multicultural thought. By adding a disciplinary dimension literature encourages reflective consideration of ideas in terms of the difference which they make to other ideas. Literature militates against the threat of de-disciplining in one of the most vocational areas in the whole university curriculum. Studied holistically literature sets important issues of management into the context of human endeavour and choices. Not least literature is prophetic. Literature hones and enriches expression. The labour market will in the long run penalise those who lack the qualities which can be uniquely imparted by literature.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business > HF5601 Accounting. Bookkeeping
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: ?? sch_sbs ??
Journal or Publication Title: Accounting Education
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 09639284
Depositing User: R Lister
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2009 10:38
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 15:55
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1723

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