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The glass ceiling: cracked but not broken? evidence from a study of chartered accountants

Monks, Kathy and Barker, Patricia (1996) The glass ceiling: cracked but not broken? evidence from a study of chartered accountants. DCU Business School Research Paper Series. (Paper No. 1). Dublin City University Business School, Ireland. ISSN: 1393-290X

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This paper presents the findings of the second stage of research into the career progression of chartered accountants which is focusing in particular on the careers experienced by women. The paper includes a description of hours of work, remuneration and perceived success factors in accountancy, before considering the impact of domestic responsibilities on the work/home interface. Finally, the qualities considered important by chartered accountants in their profession are evaluated. The paper concludes that women face several barriers which are not experienced by their male counterparts in their careers and that although the `glass ceiling' has been broken by some women, it is frequently at substantial cost to their personal lives.

Item Type:Working Paper (No. 1)
Subjects:Business > Personnel management
Business > Accounting
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > DCU Business School > DCU Business School Research Paper Series
Publisher:Dublin City University Business School
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:2082
Deposited On:04 Nov 2008 17:22 by Rachel Keegan. Last Modified 17 Feb 2009 12:24

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