Blockchain has emerged as a disruptive technology with the potential to revolutionise various sectors, including accounting and finance. This proposal will investigate the challenges and opportunities associated with adopting blockchain technology in Small and Medium-Sized Accountancy Practices (SMPs) in regional Australia. It aims to determine the current state of blockchain adoption in SMPs, identify the challenges and opportunities in implementing blockchain-based accounting solutions, and propose strategies to facilitate successful adoption. The study will also examine how blockchain technology can enhance operational efficiency in SMPs. The research will review relevant literature on blockchain adoption in different industries and the accounting profession. Based on the Technology-Organization-Environment (TOE) framework and the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), a theoretical framework will be proposed. The outcomes of this study are expected to provide insights and recommendations that contribute to the effective adoption of blockchain technology in SMPs in regional Australia.
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