PhDs in Accounting: Gender Distribution and Determinants of Success

23 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2013

See all articles by Amelia A. Baldwin

Amelia A. Baldwin

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

Carol E. Brown

Oregon State University - College of Business

Brad S. Trinkle

Mississippi State University - School of Accountancy

Date Written: August 10, 2008

Abstract

This study examines gender and other characteristics of the individuals who have received accounting PhDs from American schools in the last 20 years and who are currently employed in the United States. The study concludes that while accounting doctoral graduation rates of females are increasing, they have not reached parity with population rates, bachelors degrees, or masters degrees. Female PhDs are hired by as wide range of educational institutions as male PhDs. However, these females have not yet achieved the higher academic ranks at the same rate as males. Even when controlling for other related variables, women are more then 20% less likely to be promoted to the higher academic ranks than males. In addition, females do not hold a proportionate share of endowed positions relative to males. More analysis is needed to determine if these differences hold when examined over time.

Keywords: accounting, academia, gender, faculty, academicians, academe, minority

JEL Classification: J16, J21, J44, M41

Suggested Citation

Baldwin, Amelia A. and Brown, Carol E. and Trinkle, Brad S., PhDs in Accounting: Gender Distribution and Determinants of Success (August 10, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2352522 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2352522

Amelia A. Baldwin (Contact Author)

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith ( email )

5210 Grand Ave.
P.O. Box 3649
Forth Smith, AR 72913-3649
United States

Carol E. Brown

Oregon State University - College of Business ( email )

Corvallis, OR 97331
United States

Brad S. Trinkle

Mississippi State University - School of Accountancy ( email )

Mississippi State, MS 39762
United States

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