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Publication date: 26 June 2006

Fiona Anderson-Gough, Christopher Grey and Keith Robson

Drawing upon an eight-year-long study of two of the global accounting firms, this chapter suggests that a key aspect of professionalism is networking. Networking within…

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Drawing upon an eight-year-long study of two of the global accounting firms, this chapter suggests that a key aspect of professionalism is networking. Networking within these firms is crucial to achieving and demonstrating professional competence and to career advancement. It involves sophisticated forms of social practice and permeates a range of organizational processes. It is argued that networking also implies and potentially creates and regulates a particular kind of identity, namely that of the networked self or, more specifically, the networked professional.

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Professional Service Firms
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ISBN: 978-0-76231-302-0

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Publication date: 18 July 2008

Fiona Anderson‐Gough and Rhoda Brown

This paper sets out to examine the problematic gendered effects of the spread of an accounting mentality in university performance appraisal, academic awareness that…

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This paper sets out to examine the problematic gendered effects of the spread of an accounting mentality in university performance appraisal, academic awareness that accounting only ever tells part of the story notwithstanding.

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The paper is based on the authors' experience, and thus deploys a version of autoethnography.

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It was found that universities risk being seriously compromised by this “matrix madness”, and that it also specifically disadvantages women.

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The paper presents an examination of the intersection between knowledge, power effects, accounting, gender and academic performance management.

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Pacific Accounting Review, vol. 20 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0114-0582

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Publication date: 18 July 2008

Amanda Ball and Joanna Brewis

This paper aims to introduce a special issue, consisting of a selection of papers on the subject of gender, paid employment and life issues in accounting practice and education.

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This paper aims to introduce a special issue, consisting of a selection of papers on the subject of gender, paid employment and life issues in accounting practice and education.

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The paper identifies relationships between work, life and identity in accounting practice and education.

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The paper finds that the vast majority of those taking up WLB initiatives are women, who organize their paid work around the needs of their children.

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The paper raises challenging and perhaps demoralizing questions and it is hoped that it goes some way to reinvigorating discussions and debates around the work‐life intersection in accounting practice and academia.

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Pacific Accounting Review, vol. 20 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0114-0582

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Publication date: 1 October 2005

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Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, vol. 18 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-3574

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Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, vol. 21 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-3574

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Publication date: 1 June 2005

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Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, vol. 18 no. 3
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ISSN: 0951-3574

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Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, vol. 21 no. 4
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ISSN: 0951-3574

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Publication date: 1 December 2005

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Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, vol. 18 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-3574

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Book part
Publication date: 26 June 2006

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Professional Service Firms
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-76231-302-0

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Publication date: 26 June 2006

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Professional Service Firms
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-76231-302-0

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