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Blockchain and Accounting Information Systems - Challenges and Opportunities

Study level

Master of Philosophy

Faculty/Lead unit

QUT Business School

School of Accountancy

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.


Associate Professor Tyge Kummer
Associate Professor
Division / Faculty
QUT Business School
Dr Ogan Yigitbasioglu
Senior Lecturer
Division / Faculty
QUT Business School


Blockchain is considered a major technological innovation and has the potential to transform Accounting practices substantially. However, several questions regarding the practical implications remain unanswered. This thesis will examine the potential of blockchain technology in Accounting and its influence on related tasks in risk and business process management. Using empirical data that enables a deep understanding of blockchain in different business contexts, the research will examine challenges and opportunities for its implementation and adoption. The findings will assist businesses in their decision to implement blockchain technology and pave the way towards a new type of Accounting Information Systems.

If you are interested in researching this topic as part of a Master of Philosophy (Accountancy), and you are applying to commence your degree in Semester 1, 2020 you may be eligible for a School of Accountancy Accelerate Scholarship.



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