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Autoethnography in accounting research

Haynes, Kathryn


Kathryn Haynes


Zahirul Hoque

Lee D. Parker

Mark A. Covaleski

Kathryn Haynes


Autoethnography is prominent in qualitative social science research but is relatively less common in accounting research, though its influence is beginning to grow as researchers recognize this rich and innovative methodological approach. Autoethnography enables the researchers themselves to form a subject of lived inquiry within the social context of accounting and its environs. For qualitative accounting researchers this offers new forms of knowing and understanding experience, emotion and identity in the social context of the accounting profession or accounting academia, or in relation to the social construction of accounting itself.


Haynes, K. (2017). Autoethnography in accounting research. In Z. Hoque, L. D. Parker, M. A. Covaleski, & K. Haynes (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Qualitative Accounting Research Methods (215-230). London: Routledge.

Online Publication Date Mar 31, 2017
Publication Date Mar 27, 2017
Deposit Date Aug 4, 2016
Journal The Routledge companion to qualitative accounting research methods
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Pages 215-230
Book Title The Routledge Companion to Qualitative Accounting Research Methods
ISBN 9781317380245; 9781138939677; 9780367581305
Keywords Autoethnography
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