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Women’s Role in the Accounting Profession: A Comparative Study between Italy and Romania

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Department of Economics, Society and Politics, University of Urbino Carlo Bo, 61029 Urbino, Italy
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Department of Accounting, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca 400084, Romania
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Adm. Sci. 2019, 9(1), 2; https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci9010002
Received: 16 October 2018 / Revised: 19 December 2018 / Accepted: 20 December 2018 / Published: 24 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Women in Business)
Historically, in most countries, the accounting profession has always been male-dominated. Liberal professions such as lawyers, engineers, architects and doctors share the common trait of conservatism. The accounting profession, which is also a liberal profession, is no exception. Starting from this premise, this work aims to provide, using a historical and institutional perspective, a picture of the past and current “journey” in the accountancy profession of women-chartered accountants and auditors in Italy and Romania. Drawing from the theoretical framework of gendered construction of the accounting profession, the paper points out issues affecting the presence, the degree of representativeness and the role (concerning the presence among the higher level of professional activities and governance positions) of women within the National Chartered Association and their continued under-representation in Italy and Romania. Findings contribute to providing insights useful to develop a future agenda and fill in the research gaps in this field. View Full-Text
Keywords: accounting profession; chartered public accountants; gender; governance; women accounting profession; chartered public accountants; gender; governance; women
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Del Baldo, M.; Tiron-Tudor, A.; Faragalla, W.A. Women’s Role in the Accounting Profession: A Comparative Study between Italy and Romania. Adm. Sci. 2019, 9, 2. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci9010002

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Del Baldo M, Tiron-Tudor A, Faragalla WA. Women’s Role in the Accounting Profession: A Comparative Study between Italy and Romania. Administrative Sciences. 2019; 9(1):2. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci9010002

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Del Baldo, Mara, Adriana Tiron-Tudor, and Widad A. Faragalla. 2019. "Women’s Role in the Accounting Profession: A Comparative Study between Italy and Romania" Administrative Sciences 9, no. 1: 2. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci9010002

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