The emergence of the tax official into a T-shaped knowledge expert
Tuck, Penelope. (2010) The emergence of the tax official into a T-shaped knowledge expert. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Vol.21 (No.7). pp. 584-596. ISSN 1045-2354Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpa.2010.03.005
Public sector officials have had to engage in new ways of working to reflect the changing practices of the public sector. This paper uses the specific case of professional tax officials in the UK tax administration to examine this broader context, by a longitudinal study. Tax officials are being disciplined by the changing working practices of the tax administration. The tax official becomes a T-shaped tax official who has emerged from a bureaucratic inward facing technical civil servant to become an outward facing new style tax official who still has to engage with the detailed technical tax knowledge as a knowledge expert (the vertical part of the T) but also has to relate to the new way of operating in a strategic and marketing organisation (the horizontal part of the T). This changing role of the tax official has tax policy implications and impacts on the social and organizational aspects of the tax compliance process.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > International Centre for Governance & Public Management
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Critical Perspectives on Accounting|
|Number of Pages:||13|
|Page Range:||pp. 584-596|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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