Original Articles

Working in teams: An examination of the variables that improve team performance in accounting students

Published in: South African Journal of Accounting Research
Volume 19, issue 1, 2005 , pages: 103–112
DOI: 10.1080/10291954.2005.11435115
Author(s): L. StainbankSchool of Accounting and Finance, University of KwaZulu-Natal,


The accountancy profession requires professional accountants to acquire skills such as intellectual skills, technical and functional skills, personal skills, interpersonal and communication skills, and organizational and business management skills. In the academic environment, accounting students are often required to work in teams and may therefore acquire some of these skills, for example, the ability to work in a collaborative environment and better interpersonal skills.

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