Date of Award
Honors College Thesis
W. Robert Smith, Ph.D.
Public accountants and students evaluated career success before and after career actions by public accountants, represented by resumes that were randomly assigned traditionally male or feminine names. Bias in favor of the resumes with a traditionally male name was initially detected, but after implementing recommendations from subjects, subject assessments favored resumes with a traditionally female name. This suggests that career choices matter and that choices can mitigate or even overcome gender bias in public accounting.
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Odom, Amanda M., "An Analysis of Gender Effects and Career Choices in Public Accounting" (2016). Honors Theses. 383.