Exploration of the Potential Use of Meta Programmes in Accounting Education

  • Nigel Brown

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    The overview provides a summary of research that explores the potential use of meta programmes in accounting education. Meta programmes are a model used within the field of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). NLP is an eclectic discipline that offers a practical approach to understanding how individuals uniquely perceive the world and communicate with others. Meta programmes are a way of indicating an individual's unconscious thinking preferences that influence how a person perceives the world and creates their individual map of reality. Whilst there is considerable emphasis on meta programmes in NLP training and in a range of textbooks and articles, limited academic research had been completed on meta programmes and, before I started my work, none had been attempted in the context of accounting education.

    I commence this overview by describing my accounting background and how I came to be interested in NLP and meta programmes. I then provide a discussion of the theoretical framework of NLP and meta programmes, and the relationship between my work and previous research in accounting education. This is followed by a discussion of the methodology I have applied in my research. The next section contains a summary of each of my publications which includes the research undertaken, the approach I adopted in that research followed by the key findings and contributions to knowledge. I then summarise the research that has been completed subsequent to the work reported in my publications and provide suggestions for further research in this area. The next section contains a summary of the achievements arising from my research and finally the 6 complete publications which report my research in depth.
    Date of Award2007
    Original languageEnglish
    SupervisorNorah Jones (Supervisor)

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