Les Cahiers de Recherche - HEC Paris
Motherhood: The key to the glass ceiling ? the case of the big four in France
() and Caroline Lambert
Abstract: Women in public accounting firms are still proportionally
much fewer in the highest levels of the hierarchy than men, whereas the
recruitement at a junior level tends to be more and more gender balanced.
The aim of this paper is to propose ana analysis of the mechanisms that
explain the barriers encountered by auditor mothers in their hierarchical
progression within the Big Four in France.
Keywords: case study; glass ceiling; gender; public accounting firms; motherhood.; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: J16; O15; (follow links to similar papers)
29 pages, March 14, 2007
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