University of Limerick Institutional Repository

Gender equality in the accounting profession: one size fits all

DSpace Repository

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Flynn, Antoinette
dc.contributor.author Earlie, Emily Kate
dc.contributor.author Cross, Christine
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-08T14:29:36Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-08T14:29:36Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/8351
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description This is a preprint of an article that was subsequently published: Publication Details Gender equality in the accounting profession: one size fits all Antoinette Flynn , Emily Kate Earlie , Christine Cross Gender in Management 2015 30 (6), pp. 479-499 https://doi.org/10.1108/GM-06-2015-0048
dc.description.abstract Purpose – This study aims to examine both male and female accountants’ perceptions of female career progression in the Accounting Profession in Ireland. This study is set in the context of a steady rise in the total proportion of female members across the seven accountancy bodies worldwide and the recent acknowledged failure of larger accountancy firms to promote women to senior levels in equal measure compared to male colleagues. Design/methodology/approach – A quantitative study (with a qualitative component) was undertaken to gather the opinions and perceptions of Irish accounting professionals on their career progression, gender-related barriers and obstacles, the “glass ceiling”, networking and flexible work arrangements. The sample of respondents reflected the diversity of accounting disciplines and gender divide in the wider population. Findings – Evidence of a divergence between the perception and the reality of the lived experience of female accountants, across the gender divide, was found. While respondents believe they have not experienced gender-related barriers in their career progression, it is clear that both genders believe that women succeed in this profession by adapting to masculine occupational values and norms. Originality/value – These findings contribute to the extant literature on career progression of women and augment the female management and career development literature. The inclusion of the perception and comparison of male colleagues is of particular interest. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Emerald en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Gender in Management;30 (6), pp. 479-499
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1108/GM-06-2015-0048
dc.rights This article is (c) Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here http://ulir.ul.ie. Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject barriers en_US
dc.subject careers en_US
dc.subject perception en_US
dc.subject glass ceilings en_US
dc.subject accountants en_US
dc.title Gender equality in the accounting profession: one size fits all en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1108/GM-06-2015-0048
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search ULIR


Browse

My Account

Statistics