The emotional labour of accountancy
Article publication date: 18 July 2008
This paper seeks to suggest that the typical western workplace culture, especially in the accounting profession, is predicated on a masculine, emotion‐free template, and that this poses specific challenges and difficulties for women.
The paper is based on conceptual claims and secondary data from studies of emotion, work and gender.
It was found that female accountants may have to make some difficult choices in the workplace due to their socialization as being more emotionally aware and attuned than men.
The paper underlines the importance of the emotion‐work link in accounting, and how it relates to gender.
Strongman, K. and Wright, S. (2008), "The emotional labour of accountancy", Pacific Accounting Review, Vol. 20 No. 2, pp. 102-106. https://doi.org/10.1108/01140580810892454
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Copyright © 2008, Emerald Group Publishing Limited