Insights into accounting education in a COVID-19 world

Alan Sangster*, Greg Stoner, Barbara Flood

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This paper presents a compilation of personal reflections from 66 contributors on the impact of, and responses to, COVID-19 in accounting education in 45 different countries around the world. It reveals a commonality of issues, and a variability in responses, many positive outcomes, including the creation of opportunities to realign learning and teaching strategies away from the comfort of traditional formats, but many more that are negative, primarily relating to the impact on faculty and student health and well-being, and the accompanying stress. It identifies issues that need to be addressed in the recovery and redesign stages of the management of this crisis, and it sets a new research agenda for studies in accounting education.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-562
Number of pages132
JournalAccounting Education
Issue number5
Early online date24 Aug 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Accounting education
  • COVID-19
  • crisis management
  • online-only
  • stress


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