Changes in Gender Distribution Among Accounting Academics

International Journal of Critical Accounting, Vol. 1, Nos. 1/2, pp. 110-122, 2009

23 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2008 Last revised: 8 Sep 2010

See all articles by Frederick J. Feucht

Frederick J. Feucht

Prairie View A&M University

Stanley Kratchman

Texas A&M University

Katherine Taken Smith

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi-College of Business

Murphy Smith

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi-Department of Accounting

Date Written: September 6, 2010

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine 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 different perspectives on work-life balance and other gender-related differences, women may choose to hold a lower proportion of these roles.

Keywords: gender issues, accounting academe, accounting profession

JEL Classification: M40, L84

Suggested Citation

Feucht, Frederick J. and Kratchman, Stanley and Smith, Katherine Taken and Smith, Murphy, Changes in Gender Distribution Among Accounting Academics (September 6, 2010). International Journal of Critical Accounting, Vol. 1, Nos. 1/2, pp. 110-122, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1091017

Frederick J. Feucht

Prairie View A&M University ( email )

PO Box 188
Prairie View, TX 77446-0188
United States

Stanley Kratchman

Texas A&M University ( email )

College Station, TX 77843-4353
United States

Katherine Taken Smith

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi-College of Business ( email )

6300 Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
United States

Murphy Smith (Contact Author)

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi-Department of Accounting ( email )

6300 Ocean Dr
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
United States

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