Aspects of public sector accounting practitioners’ doings hold promise in themselves whilst also being likely to complement and enrich other themes of public sector accounting research. Those aspects give rise to analytical frames, which may overlap and/or reinforce other aspects. Those analytical frames, are: first, examining networking between practitioners; second, identifying implications of the professionalisation project for public sector accounting practitioners; third, analysing public sector accounting practitioners’ responses to the rise of external experts; and, fourth, exploring how public sector accounting practitioners interact with forces that shape the accounting craft. The four articles published here variously address several parts of these themes.
- Mark Christensen, Dorothea Greiling, Johan Christiaens, “Governmental accounting practitioners: cardigan removed, research agenda revealed”, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, https://doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-02-2018-3354