publication . Article . Preprint . 2009

Mentoring and turnover intentions in public accounting firms: a research note

Matthew Robert Hall;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2009 Journal: Accounting, Organizations and Society, volume 34, pages 695-704 (issn: 0361-3682, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Turnover in public accounting firms is a critically important issue as firms seek to retain quality accounting personnel in the face of skilled labour shortages. Mentoring is one initiative that has been suggested as a means of reducing the high costs associated with employee turnover. However, prior accounting research examining the association between mentoring and turnover intentions has produced mixed results, which may be due, at least in part, to difficulties in operationalizing the mentoring construct. Drawing on recent management literature regarding organizational turnover intentions, we challenge the conventional view that mentoring generally leads to ...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_THECOMPUTINGPROFESSIONComputingMilieux_GENERAL
free text keywords: Accounting, Information Systems and Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Sociology and Political Science, jel:M40, jel:E6, HF5601 Accounting, HJ Public Finance
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