Fusion of expertise among accounting faculty: towards an expertise model for academia in accounting

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Njoku, Jonathan C. and Heijden, Beatrice I.J.M. van der and Inanga, Eno L. (2010) Fusion of expertise among accounting faculty: towards an expertise model for academia in accounting. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 21 (1). pp. 51-62. ISSN 1045-2354

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Abstract:This paper aims to portray an accounting faculty expert. It is argued that neither the academic nor the professional orientation alone appears adequate in developing accounting faculty expertise. The accounting faculty expert is supposed to develop into a so-called ‘flexpert’ (Van der Heijden, 2003) who is able to deploy practical accounting exposure in teaching and research. This ‘fusion’ (mix of expertise) resulting from gaining expertise in quite different occupational areas, is attainable at academic career start levels in accounting, where during one's career orientation a professor is both an academic and a professional by training. Fusion is also attainable in complementary competence building wherein the faculty member invests in training and development in the non-core competence domain. The so-called ‘fusion framework’ that is depicted in this contribution could be usefully applied in recruitment efforts of business schools in search of a promising accounting professor.
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Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpa.2008.03.001
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