The perceived impact of working agreements toward employed female in the accounting profession : evidence from Iran

Nasseri, A, Zarei, H and Yazdifar, H 2017, 'The perceived impact of working agreements toward employed female in the accounting profession : evidence from Iran' , Iranian Journal of Management Studies . (In Press)

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After graduation, many female accountant tend to have professional work to obtain an ideal position in the career; but regarding to the glass ceilings and under the influence of both internal (in profession) and external (in life) adverse conditions, the application of their knowledge, skills and potential talent would be failed. Therefore, they cannot use their abilities to progress in the career and on a wider scale to promote the country in this field. Previous evidence suggests that women leave professional accountancy firms in order to accommodate more flexibility, experience less pressure, achieve consistency of hours and hence attain a better work-life balance. This study investigates career issues to understand the main reasons for changing the position or even the career of female accountants and evaluates their professional activity base on the evidence in Iran. This paper is classified as semi-experimental type with survey approach. Data are collected in the winter of 2015 by 30 depth semi-structured work-life interviews with women who had required qualifications in both public and private sectors and within the accounting profession. It is concluded that the primary reason for women to change their position is to achieve better working environment. In addition, as a second reason, women tend to attain peace and accommodate more flexibility in work. Salary and benefits are also the least important to them. Most women prefer to work in educational part; they generally have almost no desire to work in the field of tax and cost accounting.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School
Journal or Publication Title: Iranian Journal of Management Studies
Publisher: University of Tehran
ISSN: 2008-7055
Depositing User: Professor Hassan Yazdifar
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2017 10:55
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2017 14:17

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