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Title: The professional socialization of trainee and post qualified ICAEW auditors in the big five multinational accounting firms
Author: Walker, Duncan
ISNI:       0000 0004 2673 1178
Awarding Body: The University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 1999
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This thesis studies the professional socialization of ICAEW auditors in the Big Five multinational accountancy firms. The first part of the study concentrates upon the experiences of a group of ICAEW trainees as they trained and studied in the regional office of a Big Five firm. This involved a covert, opportunistic, ethnographic approach to explore the ways in which the meaning and conduct of professional membership were transmitted to the trainees. The second part of the study, by means of semi-structured interviews with ICAEW qualified (PQ) auditors from Big Five firms, develops the themes of the first part of the study and explores the possible variations once trainees qualified as AC As. Both parts of the study employ the theory of symbolic interactionism.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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