Exploring the experiences of Indian women accountants in a globalising economy: a pilot study.

Kyriacou, Orthodoxia and Baskaran, Angathevar and Pancholi, Jatin (2008) Exploring the experiences of Indian women accountants in a globalising economy: a pilot study. Working Paper. Middlesex University .

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Abstract

In recent decades, a considerable number of studies have been undertaken in the accounting domain which focus upon ‘gender issues’, particularly in developed economies. Previously, no studies have been undertaken to investigate women accountants who practice in India. Our study offers insights into this unexplored area, against the backdrop of the internationalisation of accounting. This paper presents some findings from our pilot study, focusing on women accounting practitioners, that was conducted in four cities in India: Mumbai (Bombay), Chennai (Madras), Bengalaru (Bangalore), and Hyderabad, involving seventeen respondents. We employed a questionnaire survey method to gather the experiences. The findings suggest that a number of women felt excluded and restricted from certain areas of practice, whereas others clearly maintained that they did not experience any barriers to advancement. The paper concludes with a reflection upon the methodology employed and offers a discussion of some key aspects relating to this unexplored area.

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Accounting & Finance, No.29

Research Areas:Business School > Accounting and Finance
ID Code:2495
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