Title

A Comparison of Generic Skills and Emotional Intelligence in Accounting Education

Author Faculty (Discipline)

Education

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2012

Journal

Issues in Accounting Education

Volume Number

27

Issue Number

3

Page Numbers

627-645

ISSN

1558-7983

Embargo Period

6-16-2013

ANZSRC / FoR Code

130103 Higher Education

Reportable Items (HERDC/ERA)

C1

Abstract

Embedding generic skills such as communication and teamwork in the accounting curriculum to attract attention from stakeholders. In parallel, the business world and more recently some faculty, have recognized and explored the need to incorporate emotional intelligence (EI) in the curriculum. EI is viewed as a desirable quality as it allows accountants to excel in strategic decision making, teamwork, leadership, and client relations. We contend that in the quest to find the best employees, employers have focused on EI, whereas accounting faculty have placed less emphasis on EI skill development and a greater emphasis on generic skills. This paper addresses the need for accountants to have a combination of EI and generic skills framework are identified when the two are juxtaposed. This provides guidance for faculty seeking to develop highly skilled graduates via the development of a range of curriculum resources designed to enhance EI. [from the publisher's website].

Link to publisher version (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.2308/iace-50145

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