Title: Changes in gender distribution among accounting academics

Authors: Frederick J. Feucht, Stanley H. Kratchman, Katherine T. Smith, L. Murphy Smith

Addresses: Department of Accounting, Finance & Info Systems, Prairie View A&M University, P.O. Box 638, Prairie View, TX 77446-0638, USA. ' Department of Accounting, Texas A&M University, 4353 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4353, USA. ' Department of Marketing, Texas A&M University, 4112 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4112, USA. ' Department of Accounting, Texas A&M University, 4353 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4353, USA

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to examine the current developments in the distribution of men and women in accounting academia, including university faculty positions and in leadership roles in the American Accounting Association (AAA). The study also reviews women|s participation in the accounting practice field. The proportion of faculty positions held by women has increased in all academic ranks. The proportion of AAA leadership positions held by women has increased, such as regional vice presidents and membership on editorial boards. However, even with these increases, a much lower proportion of women hold senior academic ranks and leadership positions in the AAA. Perhaps, if the trend continues, women will account for a higher proportion of these academic roles in the future, but due to the different perspectives on work-life balance and other gender-related differences, women may choose to hold a lower proportion of these roles.

Keywords: gender distribution; accounting academe; accounting profession; university faculty positions; leadership roles; American Accounting Association; AAA; USA; United States; women.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCA.2009.025333

International Journal of Critical Accounting, 2009 Vol.1 No.1/2, pp.110 - 122

Published online: 19 May 2009 *

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