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Kvinnors karriäravancemang i revisions- och finansbranschen: En studie om vilka faktorer som påverkar kvinnors karriärmöjligheter
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Business Administration. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Business Administration. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Women’s career opportunities in the audit and financeindustry : A study about the factors that influence women’scareer opportunities (English)
Abstract [en]

Background/problem: Historically, the audit and finance industry have been dominated by men but today the majority of the co-workers are women. Despite this progress, women in both industries are still underrepresented in top positions and are still facing problems in their career advancement.

Purpose: The aim of the study is to describe and explain similarities and differences between women’s experienced career opportunities in the audit and finance industry.

Method: 12 hypotheses have been derived from previous studies and theories. The hypotheses were tested using telephone surveys with 79 women from the audit industry and 81 women from the finance industry.

Conclusion: Women in the accounting profession experience that they have better career opportunities than women in the finance industry. The main factors that influence women in the audit industry are age, family, health, previous working experience and promotion. Where as in the finance industry age, previous working experience and ambition are the primary factors that influence women’s career opportunities.

Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund/problem: Revisions- och finansbranschen har historiskt sett varit mansdominerade branscher men är idag yrken där en övervägande del är kvinnor. Trots utvecklingen är kvinnor inom båda branscherna underrepresenterade på toppositioner och många kvinnor möter hinder för att göra karriär.

Syfte: Syftet med studien är att beskriva och förklara likheter och skillnader mellan kvinnors upplevda karriärmöjligheter i revisions- och finansbranschen.

Metod: 12 hypoteser har härletts utifrån tidigare studier och forskning. Hypoteserna har testats genom telefonenkäter med hjälp av 79 kvinnor från revisionsbranschen och 81 kvinnor från finansbranschen.

Slutsats: Kvinnor i revisionsbranschen upplever att de har något bättre karriärmöjligheter än kvinnor i finansbranschen. De främsta faktorerna som påverkar kvinnors karriärmöjligheter i revisionsbranschen är ålder, familj, hälsa, arbetslivserfarenhet och befordran. I finansbranschen är ålder,arbetslivserfarenhet och ambitionsnivå de primära faktorerna för finanskvinnors karriärmöjligheter.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 92 p.
Keyword [en]
career opportunities; women; audit industry; finance industry; gender; career; female career advancement
Keyword [sv]
karriärmöjligheter; kvinnor; revision; finans; kön; karriär; kvinnors karriäravancemang
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-129686ISRN: LIU-­IEI-‐FIL­‐A-­-16/02185-­-SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-129686DiVA: diva2:942238
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Master Thesis in Business and Economics Programme (Business Administration)
Presentation
2016-06-08, 14:11 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2016-08-29 Created: 2016-06-23 Last updated: 2016-08-29Bibliographically approved

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