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…  See more details below

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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

Acknowledgements
Executive Summary
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
Personality and Needs40
Stress48
Socialisation and Feedback55
Career Development59
Leadership and Mentoring64
Job Satisfaction74
Professional and Organizational Commitment77
Staff Turnover84
Performance Appraisal92
Determinants of Job Performance99
5Conclusions111
Career Development111
Staffing Patterns114
The Multi-Disciplinary Global Firm116
Management Structure and Practice118
The Value of Research119
Appendix123
Bibliography133

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