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Intersections of women’s identities in professional accountancy careers

Adriana Tiron-Tudor (Department of Accounting and Audit, Faculty of Economic Studies and Business Administration, Babeş -Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Widad Atena Faragalla (Department of Accounting and Audit, Faculty of Economic Studies and Business Administration, Babeş -Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management

ISSN: 1176-6093

Article publication date: 15 July 2022

Issue publication date: 21 October 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to explore intersectional gender inequalities that exist in accounting organizations.

Design/methodology/approach

A review of the literature, covering the period from 1990 to 2020, assesses the intersectionality of professional and social factors that shape inequalities in women’s professional accounting careers.

Findings

This study presents the complex facets of women’s inequality in gendered accounting organizations. The results reveal that inequity persists in accounting organizations despite organizational changes. The findings highlight the relevance of further research in gendered organizations to capture the intersectionality of gender with other forms of inequality.

Practical implications

This review informs professional organizations, accountants and company managers about the persistence of gender concerns in the accountancy profession in the last 30 years, despite stated accounting profession commitments to achieve gender equality, as promoted by United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Moreover, some possible solutions are proposed.

Originality/value

This study focuses on a complex and challenging issue, contributing to the literature by extending classical narrative literature. This study presents a structured view of the various intersections of professional and social characteristics that created inequalities and the suggested solutions.

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Citation

Tiron-Tudor, A. and Faragalla, W.A. (2022), "Intersections of women’s identities in professional accountancy careers", Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management, Vol. 19 No. 5, pp. 564-603. https://doi.org/10.1108/QRAM-02-2021-0038

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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