Institutional determinants of individual mobility: Bringing the professions back in

Gary S. Robson, Douglas R. Wholey, Russell M. Barefield

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Abstract

In this research, we developed and tested a theory of institutional effectson the timing of resignation in accounting. The institutional effects examined are credentialing processes. We found that the interaction of certification requirements and job duties affected early-career resignationrates of accounting firm employees. Auditors in all certification jurisdictions studied and nonauditors in jurisdictions with broadly focusedexperience requirements postponed resignation until after the completion of the requirement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-420
Number of pages24
JournalAcademy of Management Journal
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1996

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