A comparative Profile of Male-and-Female Owned Small Accounting Practices

  • Martha A. Fasci The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Jude Valdez The University of Texas at San Antonio

Abstract

This study examines the similarities and differences in business, personal, and attitudinal characteristics reported by male- and female-owned small accounting firms. The overall objective of the study is to produce profiles based on gender for owners of small accounting firms. A survey was undertaken which included a national random sample of 1,000 female- and 1,000 male-owners of accounting practices, and a 30 percent response rate was obtained. While entrepreneurship has the potential for providing women in the accounting profession a viable avenue for escaping any limits in career progression working for others, female-owned accounting firms earn less, are smaller, report more discrimination, have on average been in existence a shorter time, are typically home-based and have a shorter work experience base than male-owned businesses.
Published
May 20, 2015
How to Cite
FASCI, Martha A.; VALDEZ, Jude. A comparative Profile of Male-and-Female Owned Small Accounting Practices. Journal of Small Business Strategy, [S.l.], v. 15, n. 1, p. 17-32, may 2015. ISSN 2380-1751. Available at: <http://libjournals.mtsu.edu/index.php/jsbs/article/view/27>. Date accessed: 27 july 2017.
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