A critical evaluation of organisations attempting to increase the number of chartered accountants from the black community in South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Weil, Sidney en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Morphet, Tony en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Bailey, Nadine en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-29T12:02:26Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-29T12:02:26Z
dc.date.issued 1993 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Bailey, N. 1993. A critical evaluation of organisations attempting to increase the number of chartered accountants from the black community in South Africa. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17343
dc.description Bibliography: pages 121-126C. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The research problem addressed in this research is the shortage of qualified chartered accountants from the black community in South Africa. This research attempts to identify what factors have resulted in this shortage, what efforts are being made to address this imbalance by which organisations and what factors could be considered as critical to the success of organisations, programmes and/or individuals. The study consists of a literature review and a three stage survey. Qualified black accountants and representatives of educational and other relevant organisations responded to questionnaires or were interviewed. The study is descriptive and exploratory in nature. Results indicate common trends amongst individual accountants and the opinions and experiences of organisations, rather than quantifiable data. The initial survey highlighted issues which have historically contributed to the shortage of black accountants, including awareness and perception of the profession, institutions, structures, racism, financial, macro and micro societal and educational factors. Educational factors were focused on for the remainder of the research. The literature review examined research in the areas of academic support programmes, cognition, learning and education and accounting education. Needs assessment, organisational objectives, educational methodology and evaluation were highlighted as potentially important factors in academic support programme design. The final section of the research drew on the practical experiences of support organisations and qualified accountants. The factors identified in the literature review appeared to be evident in most programmes. The group of qualified accountants participating in the study had not, however, participated in educational interventions by organisations, so the effectiveness of the hypothesized success factors could not be adequately assessed. Other issues which were identified in the study, and which are suggested for further research, were participation in facilitated or informal study groups, issues related to bilingualism and language and the importance of the locus of control over, and location of responsibility for, learning. The results indicate certain trends and commonalities which could guide further study, but the small population and sample size, and low response rates limit the generalisability of the results. Although the results are inconclusive as to the effectiveness of support organisations, a number of implications of the study for the short and long term, as well as suggestions for future research, can be made. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Accountants - South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject.other Affirmative action programs - South Africa en_ZA
dc.title A critical evaluation of organisations attempting to increase the number of chartered accountants from the black community in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_ZA
dc.publisher.department College of Accounting en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MPhil en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Bailey, N. (1993). <i>A critical evaluation of organisations attempting to increase the number of chartered accountants from the black community in South Africa</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,College of Accounting. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17343 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Bailey, Nadine. <i>"A critical evaluation of organisations attempting to increase the number of chartered accountants from the black community in South Africa."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,College of Accounting, 1993. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17343 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Bailey N. A critical evaluation of organisations attempting to increase the number of chartered accountants from the black community in South Africa. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,College of Accounting, 1993 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17343 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Bailey, Nadine AB - The research problem addressed in this research is the shortage of qualified chartered accountants from the black community in South Africa. This research attempts to identify what factors have resulted in this shortage, what efforts are being made to address this imbalance by which organisations and what factors could be considered as critical to the success of organisations, programmes and/or individuals. The study consists of a literature review and a three stage survey. Qualified black accountants and representatives of educational and other relevant organisations responded to questionnaires or were interviewed. The study is descriptive and exploratory in nature. Results indicate common trends amongst individual accountants and the opinions and experiences of organisations, rather than quantifiable data. The initial survey highlighted issues which have historically contributed to the shortage of black accountants, including awareness and perception of the profession, institutions, structures, racism, financial, macro and micro societal and educational factors. Educational factors were focused on for the remainder of the research. The literature review examined research in the areas of academic support programmes, cognition, learning and education and accounting education. Needs assessment, organisational objectives, educational methodology and evaluation were highlighted as potentially important factors in academic support programme design. The final section of the research drew on the practical experiences of support organisations and qualified accountants. The factors identified in the literature review appeared to be evident in most programmes. The group of qualified accountants participating in the study had not, however, participated in educational interventions by organisations, so the effectiveness of the hypothesized success factors could not be adequately assessed. Other issues which were identified in the study, and which are suggested for further research, were participation in facilitated or informal study groups, issues related to bilingualism and language and the importance of the locus of control over, and location of responsibility for, learning. The results indicate certain trends and commonalities which could guide further study, but the small population and sample size, and low response rates limit the generalisability of the results. Although the results are inconclusive as to the effectiveness of support organisations, a number of implications of the study for the short and long term, as well as suggestions for future research, can be made. DA - 1993 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1993 T1 - A critical evaluation of organisations attempting to increase the number of chartered accountants from the black community in South Africa TI - A critical evaluation of organisations attempting to increase the number of chartered accountants from the black community in South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17343 ER - en_ZA


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