Public Sector Accounting Education: A Structured Literature Review

Sotirios Karatzimas, Jens Heiling, Caroline Aggestam Pontoppidan

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This article explores the development and focus of public sector accounting education (PSAE) research and its current status, performing a structured literature review on journal publications. Despite the importance of the topic, research on PSAE appears limited. The findings suggest that the main focus of PSAE studies is on curricula and teaching tools/techniques. Some studies do focus on PSAE for employment, public servants and citizens. The analysis reveals important gaps and discusses future research directions arguing that PSAE research needs to widen its scope to address public sector's contemporary challenges.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPublic Money and Management
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)543-550
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2022

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Published online: 27 Apr 2022.


  • Accounting education
  • Government accounting education
  • Public sector accounting education
  • Structured literature review

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