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Introduction This paper will discuss the literature review section of Adena LeJeune’s 2010 dissertation titled “Examination of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants' Perceived Educational Needs Related to International Financial Reporting Standards” (IFRS). Beginning with the author’s strategy, the learner identifies the theoretical framework and research methodology followed by an explanation of the work’s organizational layout. The next sections explore the levels of analysis used and the limitations, implications, and recommendations as identified by the author. Finally, the paper will present a visual in the form of a concept map and conclude with a brief summary about the learner’s takeaways from this assignment.
Agency Theory and Author Strategy
For the theoretical framework, LeJeune used agency theory defined by Hall and Jones as a relationship “in which one or more persons (the principal(s)) engages another person (the agent) to perform some service on their behalf which involves delegating some decision-making authority to the agent” (1992, p. 132), better known as the principal-agent relationship. From an accounting perspective, LeJeune explored the principal-professional relationship in which the supply of knowledge defines the relationship. Using this paradigm, LeJeune selected works for the literature review section of the dissertation aimed at explaining CPA’s perceptions of gaining knowledge of IFRS through continuing professional education (CPE).
The author’s strategy for finding articles relevant to the topic began with a traditional method of searching scholarly articles through such resources as EBSCO Business Source Complete and ProQuest ABI/INFORM Global using the keywords “IFRS, accounting and agency theory, professions, professionals, and CPE” (LeJeune, 2010, p. 20). Culminating with a search of the references from those scholarly…...

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