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2016B03 - Moving audit teams forward – Designing firm environments for sustainable learning from errors (Prof. dr. Gijselaers)


This study will (provide a diagnostic tool to) investigate the appropriate conditions audit firms may want to consider to strengthen their (audit team’s) learning from error climate (i.e., the organizational context wherein audit team effectively learn from errors) to strengthen the interplay between individual auditors’ characteristics and the firm’s organizational environment in order to strengthen audit judgment quality.


Above and beyond auditors’ experience (and other audit inputs), the research team’s recent research shows that audit firms are able to improve performance significantly when auditors are able to actively learn from errors in audits. Furthermore, given that audits are (sometimes) complex social interactions within an audit team, above and beyond auditors’ individual learning, audit quality is ultimately the outcome of team work and interaction.

Knowledge Dissemination

FARview #2 - dr. Therese Grohnert

FAR Working Paper - Moving Audit Teams Forward: Designing firm environments for sustainable learning from errors

2020 FAR International online Conference Summary
- Presentation - Wim Gijselaers
- Video

FARview #9 met Prof. Wim Gijselaers

An interesting article by Wim Gijselaers (in Dutch) on training students more in learning how to deal with uncertainty, published on This article is based on a separate study performed by Therese Grohnert, Roger Meuwissen and Wim Gijselaers. 

Please find the full paper below: 
Grohnert, T., Meuwissen, R.H.G., & Gijselaers, W.H. (Online First). Retaining the learning professional: A survival study on workplace learning in professional service firms. Human Resource Development Quarterly.

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  • Project Number
  • Research team
    Prof. dr. Wim Gijselaers
    Prof. dr. Roger Meuwissen RA
    Dr. Piet van den Bossche
    Dr. Therese Grohnert
    Prof. Amy Edmondson
    Laura Smeets PhD student
  • Involved University
    Maastricht University
  • Timeline
    01/2017 - 12/2019