publication . Article . Preprint . 2009

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

Matthew Hall; David Smith;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Oct 2009
  • Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
  • 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: HF5601 Accounting, HJ Public Finance, Accounting, Information Systems and Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Sociology and Political Science, Accounting research, Psychosocial, Turnover, Operationalization, Economics, Public relations, business.industry, business, Economic shortage, Career development, Public accounting, jel:M40, jel:E6
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