Human Resource Management Issues in Accounting and Auditing Firms: A Research Perspective

Human Resource Management Issues in Accounting and Auditing Firms: A Research Perspective

by John A. A. Brierley, David R. Gwilliam
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754615944

ISBN-13: 9780754615941

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

This well-written text manages to present some complex academic research in an accessible form. It focuses on human resource management practices in the multinational multi-service providers. This book collates and reviews, in a manner designed to be both accessible and comprehensible to the interested reader, the extensive body of academic literature which has been

Overview

This well-written text manages to present some complex academic research in an accessible form. It focuses on human resource management practices in the multinational multi-service providers. This book collates and reviews, in a manner designed to be both accessible and comprehensible to the interested reader, the extensive body of academic literature which has been developed over the last twenty years. In addition, it provides a perspective on current human resource management issues, practices and problems based in part on interviews with senior personnel. Most suitable for scholars and practitioners of business and management, social policy/sociology and economics.

Author Biography: : John A. Brierley, University of Sheffield, UK and David R. Gwilliam, School of Management and Business, The University of Wales, UK.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754615941
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsviii
Executive Summaryix
1Introduction1
2The Audit Environment7
Auditing and Accounting and Audit Firms7
Audit Engagements13
Audit or Assurance Services?15
Contingency and Accountability16
3The Research Studies: Issues of Methodology and Generalisability19
The Nature of the Research19
Issues of Measurement and Methodology25
The Transferability of the Results of US Studies29
Accountants or Auditors?32
4Research Findings39
Introduction39
4.1Personality and Needs40
Personality40
Needs45
Summary48
4.2Stress48
Environmental and Organizational Factors49
Individual Factors52
Job-Related Tension53
Summary54
4.3Socialisation and Feedback55
Summary58
4.4Career Development59
Summary63
4.5Leadership and Mentoring64
Leadership64
Mentoring69
Summary73
4.6Job Satisfaction74
Summary77
4.7Professional and Organizational Commitment77
Professional Commitment78
Organizational Commitment79
Compatibility of Professional and Organizational Commitment82
Summary84
4.8Staff Turnover84
Summary91
4.9Performance Appraisal92
Summary98
4.10Determinants of Job Performance99
Job Performance Models99
Attribution Theory105
Summary108
5Conclusions111
Career Development111
Personal Attitudes and Characteristics111
Education and Examinations112
Acculturation and Socialisation113
Staffing Patterns114
The Multi-Disciplinary Global Firm116
Management Structure and Practice118
The Value of Research119
Appendix123
Bibliography133

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