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Who is she and who are we? A critical essay on reflexivity in research into the rarity of women executives in accountancy


  • Dambrin, Claire


  • Lambert, Caroline



This paper proposes a critical stance on research into the rarity of women at the highest levels of accountancy. The authors aim to unravel the discourses produced on this topic in the accounting literature and question their own experience and perception as scholars building on Bourdieu’s work on reflexivity (Bourdieu & Wacquant, 1992; Bourdieu, 2001, 2003).

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  • Dambrin, Claire & Lambert, Caroline, 2010. "Who is she and who are we? A critical essay on reflexivity in research into the rarity of women executives in accountancy," HEC Research Papers Series 929, HEC Paris.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebg:heccah:0929

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    Gender; accounting profession; methodology; reflexivity;

    JEL classification:

    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • M41 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - Accounting

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