|| ACM4110 |
|| CASE STUDY RESEARCH IN ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE |
|| 2004/2005 |
|| Professor David R Gwilliam |
|| Semester 2 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 16 Hours 2 lectures per week |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours ||80%|
|Semester Assessment|| 1800 word essay||20%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours ||100%|
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Have an appreciationof the varying types of research methodology that can be employed in research in the field of accounting and finance together with an understanding of aspects of accounting and corporate governance as revealed in a number of recent high profile cases.
To further understanding of the nature and dynamics of commercial organisations, with a particular focus on issues of corporate governance, and the manner in which academic researchers seek to explore and rationalise organisational behaviour and societal regulation and control.
This module provides an insight into the nature of case study based research in accounting and finance both in terms of the underlying methodological issues and in terms of the insights that may be derived from the study of specific cases.
Weeks 1 and 2: Case study research methodology
Weeks 3 and 4: Lloyd's of London: economic and behavioural aspects of accounting and audit
Weeks 5 and 6: Enron: accounting and audit issues
Weeks 7 and 8: Shell, Xerox, WorldCom: the corporate governance paradigm
Week 9: Presentations
The use of small group lecture/seminar teaching encourages the development of critical and conceptual thinking and the ability to discuss and defend ideas in a group context. This is supplemented by the requirement for brief, non-assessed, presentations covering various aspects of the module.The coursework assessment is designed to make students engage in individual research and knowledge gathering via web and other sources and the requirement for a word processed essay aids computer literacy and the development of analytical writing skills.
** Recommended Text
Ryan, B, Scapens, R and M Theobald (2002) Research Methodology in Accounting and Finance
2nd edition. Thomson
This module is at CQFW Level 7