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Gender as a Dimension of Inequality in Accounting Organizations and Related HR Strategies

Version 1 : Received: 20 November 2019 / Approved: 22 November 2019 / Online: 22 November 2019 (07:54:39 CET)

How to cite: Faragalla, A.; Tiron-Tudor, A. Gender as a Dimension of Inequality in Accounting Organizations and Related HR Strategies. Preprints 2019, 2019110258 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201911.0258.v1). Faragalla, A.; Tiron-Tudor, A. Gender as a Dimension of Inequality in Accounting Organizations and Related HR Strategies. Preprints 2019, 2019110258 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201911.0258.v1).

Abstract

Considering the increasing number of women entering the accounting profession; it is timely to explore inequalities that still exist; and consider what policy processes continue to forge inequalities between men and women. Through a SLR of accounting and management journals during the period 1994-2017 we assess the different dynamics that have shaped inequalities between men and women, presenting both employee and employer perspectives of professional enhancement. The study is framed around conceptualizations of gendered organizations and highlights how cultural and social practices impact men and women differently. Our study finds there are still arrays of organization practices that have profound gendered effects. Our study shows that there are commonalities in research which include HR practices of recruitment, selection, and advancement; perceptions of women's visibility and invisibility at work; motherhood and childcare responsibilities; and discourses of the glass ceiling that constitute barriers to women's progression. Most importantly we reveal that constraints nowadays are similar to those identified in the 90s. We explored these gendered constructions and suggest relevant HR strategies that can aid women's advancement.

Subject Areas

accounting profession; women; gender; inequality; glass ceiling; gendered organizations; diversity management strategies

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