Disability and the socialization of accounting professionals

Angus Duff, John Ferguson

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

This paper investigates the professional socialization of disabled accountants and their employment within the UK accounting industry by examining the oral history accounts of 12 disabled accountants. Applying the literatures concerned with the professional socialization of accountants and the sociology of disability, this study draws attention to institutionalized practices within the field of accounting that serve to exclude or marginalize disabled accountants. Our narrators provide evidence of how aspects of professional socialization, such as the image and appearance of staff, the discourse of the client, the rigidity of accounting practice and importance of temporal commitment, impact on the employment of disabled accountants. Moreover, our narrators’ accounts suggest that accounting employers and professional bodies are unsupportive, inflexible, and display little understanding of the needs of their disabled employees and members.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-364
Number of pages13
JournalCritical Perspectives on Accounting
Volume22
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Fingerprint

socialization
disability
disability studies
rigidity
oral history
employer
sociology
employee
commitment
staff
Accountants
Socialization
industry
discourse
evidence

Cite this

@article{dd3a82e9340e409882476ea756da1199,
title = "Disability and the socialization of accounting professionals",
abstract = "This paper investigates the professional socialization of disabled accountants and their employment within the UK accounting industry by examining the oral history accounts of 12 disabled accountants. Applying the literatures concerned with the professional socialization of accountants and the sociology of disability, this study draws attention to institutionalized practices within the field of accounting that serve to exclude or marginalize disabled accountants. Our narrators provide evidence of how aspects of professional socialization, such as the image and appearance of staff, the discourse of the client, the rigidity of accounting practice and importance of temporal commitment, impact on the employment of disabled accountants. Moreover, our narrators’ accounts suggest that accounting employers and professional bodies are unsupportive, inflexible, and display little understanding of the needs of their disabled employees and members.",
author = "Angus Duff and John Ferguson",
year = "2011",
language = "English",
volume = "22",
pages = "351--364",
journal = "Critical Perspectives on Accounting",
issn = "1045-2354",
publisher = "Elsevier B.V.",
number = "4",

}

Disability and the socialization of accounting professionals. / Duff, Angus; Ferguson, John.

In: Critical Perspectives on Accounting , Vol. 22, No. 4, 2011, p. 351-364.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Disability and the socialization of accounting professionals

AU - Duff, Angus

AU - Ferguson, John

PY - 2011

Y1 - 2011

N2 - This paper investigates the professional socialization of disabled accountants and their employment within the UK accounting industry by examining the oral history accounts of 12 disabled accountants. Applying the literatures concerned with the professional socialization of accountants and the sociology of disability, this study draws attention to institutionalized practices within the field of accounting that serve to exclude or marginalize disabled accountants. Our narrators provide evidence of how aspects of professional socialization, such as the image and appearance of staff, the discourse of the client, the rigidity of accounting practice and importance of temporal commitment, impact on the employment of disabled accountants. Moreover, our narrators’ accounts suggest that accounting employers and professional bodies are unsupportive, inflexible, and display little understanding of the needs of their disabled employees and members.

AB - This paper investigates the professional socialization of disabled accountants and their employment within the UK accounting industry by examining the oral history accounts of 12 disabled accountants. Applying the literatures concerned with the professional socialization of accountants and the sociology of disability, this study draws attention to institutionalized practices within the field of accounting that serve to exclude or marginalize disabled accountants. Our narrators provide evidence of how aspects of professional socialization, such as the image and appearance of staff, the discourse of the client, the rigidity of accounting practice and importance of temporal commitment, impact on the employment of disabled accountants. Moreover, our narrators’ accounts suggest that accounting employers and professional bodies are unsupportive, inflexible, and display little understanding of the needs of their disabled employees and members.

M3 - Article

VL - 22

SP - 351

EP - 364

JO - Critical Perspectives on Accounting

JF - Critical Perspectives on Accounting

SN - 1045-2354

IS - 4

ER -