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Title: The role of the Accountant in the management of family businesses in crisis context: Literature review
Authors: Santos Silva, Ana
Fialho, Ana
Novas, Jorge
Keywords: Accountant profession
Covid 19 pandemic
business management
family companies
Economic impact
Issue Date: Jan-2022
Citation: Santos Silva, A., Fialho, A. & Casa Novas, J. (2022). The role of the Accountant in the management of family businesses in crisis context: Literature review. VI International Forum on Management (IFM) “Family and technology: Resilience factors in SMEs in a pandemic”. 24-25 January, University of Extremadura, Mérida, Spain.
Abstract: Objectives: The objective of this study is to carry out a systematic and bibliometric review of the literature on the role of the accountant in management support of family business, in crisis contexts. Theoretical framework: Previous studies that explored and analyzed the role of accountants in periods of crisis and concluded that accounting is an enabling mechanism in the context of natural crises (Lai et al., 2014; Sargiacomo et al., 2014; Walker, 2014). This work tries to respond to Passetti et al (2021) who identify the need to develop research focused on pandemic situations which have been increasingly frequently (Rahaman et al., 2010; Schaltegger, 2020) as previous literature focus on financial crises (Becker et al., 2016) and natural disasters (Sargiacomo, 2014, 2015). Methodology: The research is carried out using Scopus and Web of Science databases based on a set of keywords. Conclusions/Results: It is expected to find previous studies that show the role of the accountant, and of accounting, in the way companies and economies faced the challenges posed in times of crisis. Some recent literature shows that the effects of the recent health crisis on the relationship between the accountant and family companies is a subject that is still little explored and with possibilities for development in future investigations. Research implications: The literature review presented is a contribution to research in this specific field. Originality: No previous literature review studies on the topic under study are known. Keywords: Accountant profession; Crisis; Covid 19 pandemic; business management; family companies Economic impact. References: Becker, S.D., Mahelendorf, M.D., Schäffer, U. and Thaten, M. (2016), “Budgeting in times of economic crisis”, Contemporary Accounting Research, Vol. 33 No. 4, pp. 1489-1517. Carungu, J., Di Pietra, R. and Molinari, M. (2021), "The impact of a humanitarian disaster on the working approach of accountants: a study of contingent effects", Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Vol. 34 No. 6, pp. 1388-1403.; Leoni, G., Lai, A., Stacchezzini, R., Steccolini, I., Brammer, S., Linnenluecke, M. and Demirag, I. (2021), "Accounting, management and accountability in times of crisis: lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic", Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Vol. 34 No. 6, pp. 1305-1319.; Passetti, EE , Battaglia, M. , Bianchi, L. e Annesi, N. (2021), "Coping with the COVID-19 pandemic: the technical, moral and facilitating role of management control", Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal , Vol. 34 No. 6, pp. 1430-1444.; Sargiacomo, M. (2014), “Accounting for natural disasters & humanitarian interventions”, Critical Perspective on Accounting, Vol. 25 No. 7, pp. 576-578.
Type: lecture
Appears in Collections:CEFAGE - Comunicações - Em Congressos Científicos Internacionais

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