Networks in knowledge-intensive industry: the case of a regional accountants’ network in far North Queensland
Nandan, Ruvendra, and Ciccotosto, Susan (2007) Networks in knowledge-intensive industry: the case of a regional accountants’ network in far North Queensland. In: Proceedings of the Thirtieth Annual European Accounting Association Conference. From: Thirtieth Annual European Accounting Association Conference, 25 - 27 April, 2007, Lisbon, Portugal.
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Using dialectical social theory, this study explains the reasons behind formation of a network in accounting profession, a knowledge-intensive industry, in a regional context. The study addresses issues such as the structure and choice of appropriate members for the network, the constitution and maintenance of relationship among members on an ongoing basis, contradictions, conflicts and tensions within the network. Given the ‘fragmented and disjointed’ nature of the literature on inter-organisational relations and networks, this study attempts to answer some of the frequently asked questions on networks within the accounting industry, with a view to arriving at a more comprehensive theory on inter-firm relationships.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)|
|Keywords:||knowledge intensive firm; regional issues; networks; inter-firm relationships|
|Date Deposited:||22 Apr 2010 01:12|
|FoR Codes:||15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150105 Management Accounting @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9002 Property, Business Support Services and Trade > 900202 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services @ 100%|