This article discusses how clinicians acquire accounting literacy informally by working alongside accountants, highlighting how participation in different activities situated within specific contexts fosters informal learning. Data were gathered from interviews, document analysis and participant observation. The study has identified three processes of acquiring accounting information informally; attachment to managers, hearing the same information repeatedly and participation in goal-driven activities. Interdependency between the clinicians and accountants and their shared version have been the two key factors in clinical commissioning groups (CCG) facilitating the informal learning process.
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- Accounting information
- Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
- informal learning
- situated learning theory
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Business, Management and Accounting(all)
- Sociology and Political Science
- Public Administration