oa South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences - Financial management education: is there a gap between academics and practitioners?
|Article Title||Financial management education: is there a gap between academics and practitioners?|
|© Publisher:||University of Pretoria|
|Journal||South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences|
|Affiliations||1 Graduate School of Management, University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Sep 1999|
|Pages||523 - 535|
|Keyword(s)||Academics, Capital budgeting, Cash flow, Cash flow statements, Education, Finance, Financial management, Financial management education, Firm finances, G 30, JEL, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, JSE, Management disciplines, Managerial skills, MBA graduates, Multivariate Analysis of Variance, Practitioners, Risk and return, South Africa, South African Finance Association and Statistical analysis systems|
ISI Social Science
From previous studies it seems that Financial Management may be regarded an important managerial skill. This study investigates the importance of different topics in Finance. The ranking of these topics according to their importance, as perceived by academics versus practitioners, is compared here. It was found that some topics are indeed regarded as more important than others. There were significant differences in the rankings of topics by the two groups of respondents. Areas which practitioners believe need more research to enhance the value of Finance for South African managers are indicated. Finally, conclusions are drawn about the implications of this study for the volatile management environment in South Africa, and possible areas for further research are indicated.
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