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The balanced scorecard as a potential instrument for supporting planning and improvement in accounting education: Comparative survey findings

CJ Cronje, FNS Vermaak
South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences | Vol 7, No 3 | a1359 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajems.v7i3.1359 | © 2004 CJ Cronje, FNS Vermaak | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 April 2004 | Published: 08 April 2004

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CJ Cronje, University of South Africa
FNS Vermaak, University of Pretoria

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This paper is firstly a comparison of the components of a potential balanced scorecard for accounting departments of universities in South Africa and Australia. Secondly, the various suggested measurement criteria of the balanced scorecard components are also compared. The findings of the research paper indicate no significant differences. The conclusion is that the balanced scorecard constitutes a potential instrument for supporting the planning and improvement of the accounting education environment.


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