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Female entrepreneurship in Nigeria and access to finance: a comparative study. (2022)
Conference Proceeding
ONOSHAKPOR, C., CUNNINGHAM, J. and GAMMIE, E. 2022. Female entrepreneurship in Nigeria and access to finance: a comparative study. In Proceedings of 36th British Academy of Management conference 2022 (BAM 2022): reimagining business and management as a force for good, 31 August - 2 September 2022, Manchester, UK. London: British Academy of Management [online]. To be available from: https://www.bam.ac.uk/conference-proceedings.html

Our aim is to better understand access to finance and its role in the development of female-run enterprises in Nigeria. In such a way, we can better understand the gendered context of entrepreneurship and the implications for business growth. The pap... Read More about Female entrepreneurship in Nigeria and access to finance: a comparative study..

Critical analysis of female entrepreneurship and access to finance in Nigeria. (2021)
Presentation / Conference
ONOSHAKPOR, C., CUNNINGHAM, J. and GAMMIE, E. 2021. Critical analysis of female entrepreneurship and access to finance In Nigeria. Presented at 2021 Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE): bridging enterprise, policy and practice: creating social and public value, 28-29 October 2021, Cardiff, UK.

Aim: The aim of this research is to critically evaluate the role of access to finance on the development of female-run enterprises in Nigeria. The study extends this to examine the role of gender as it is perceived in the Nigerian society, and how th... Read More about Critical analysis of female entrepreneurship and access to finance in Nigeria..

An investigation of gendered institutions and the ideal worker narrative in the Scottish ICT industry. (2020)
Thesis
RILEY, L. 2020. An investigation of gendered institutions and the ideal worker narrative in the Scottish ICT industry. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1358123

This study critically investigates gendered organisational barriers in the Scottish technology industry, in an effort to understand the impact on gender-minority workers and the most effective ways to support those workers at the firm level. Aspects... Read More about An investigation of gendered institutions and the ideal worker narrative in the Scottish ICT industry..

How do auditors navigate conflicting logics in everyday practice? (2019)
Journal Article
BARAC, K., GAMMIE, E., HOWIESON, B. and VAN STADEN, M. 2019. How do auditors navigate conflicting logics in everyday practice? Professions and professionalism [online], 9(3), article ID e2916. Available from: https://doi.org/10.7577/pp.2916

Historically professional logic has shaped accountancy, increasingly it has been shaped also by commercial logic. This study moves beyond these distinctions for a better and more nuanced analyses of how actors (Big 4 auditors) navigate conflicting lo... Read More about How do auditors navigate conflicting logics in everyday practice?.

An investigation into the development of non-technical skills by undergraduate accounting programmes. (2019)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, S. and GAMMIE, E. 2019. An investigation into the development of non-technical skills by undergraduate accounting programmes. Accounting education [online], 28(3), pages 304-332. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/09639284.2019.1605532

Non-technical skills are essential for today’s professional accountant who operates in a dynamic socio-technical environment. Accounting degrees have continued to be criticised for failing to develop these skills to the required level. In the Scott... Read More about An investigation into the development of non-technical skills by undergraduate accounting programmes..

Sectarianism and the accounting profession: the case of Lebanon. (2018)
Thesis
AL MARDINI, M. 2018. Sectarianism and the accounting profession: the case of Lebanon. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The research on the development of accounting profession has been mostly confined to Anglo-Saxon settings and specific historical. In recent years, some researchers examined the impact of colonization, imperialism, race, and gender on the accounting... Read More about Sectarianism and the accounting profession: the case of Lebanon..

Does an accounting degree add up? An investigation into the professional exam performance and non-technical skill development of accounting degree graduates. (2017)
Thesis
DOUGLAS, S. 2017. Does an accounting degree add up? An investigation into the professional exam performance and non-technical skill development of accounting degree graduates. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis investigates why accountancy graduates are not preferred by large accountancy firms. This investigation is underpinned by two key factors sought by large accountancy recruiters: the ability of trainees to pass professional examinations (p... Read More about Does an accounting degree add up? An investigation into the professional exam performance and non-technical skill development of accounting degree graduates..

Diversity: the role of individual choice in explaining gender disparity at partnership level. (2017)
Report
GAMMIE, E., HERBOHN, K. and WHITING, R. 2017. Diversity: the role of individual choice in explaining gender disparity at partnership level. Edinburgh: ICAS [online]. Available from: https://bit.ly/3gL8ZGQ

Women continue to be under-represented at senior levels in the workplace, in spite of several policy initiatives aimed at addressing this imbalance. In professional accounting firms, there is still significant disparity between the number of men and... Read More about Diversity: the role of individual choice in explaining gender disparity at partnership level..

Entry routes into the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland training: status versus sustainability. (2017)
Journal Article
GAMMIE, E., ALLISON, M. and MATSON, M. 2018. Entry routes into the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland training: status versus sustainability. Accounting history [online], 23(1-2), pages 14-43. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1032373217706774

Education plays a pivotal role in establishing the elite status of a profession. This paper sets out to understand the role of social and political influences in the determination of entry routes to professional accounting training with the Institute... Read More about Entry routes into the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland training: status versus sustainability..

Focus group discussions. (2017)
Book Chapter
GAMMIE, E., HAMILTON, S. and GILCHRIST, V. 2017. Focus group discussions. In Hoque, Z., Parker, L.D., Covaleski, M.A. and Haynes, K. (eds.) The Routledge companion to qualitative accounting research methods. Abingdon: Routledge [online], chapter 22, pages 372-286. Available from: https://tinyurl.com/bdkypbbm

This chapter provides an overview of focus group discussions as a research method. Using illustrative examples, the chapter discusses the appropriateness of the technique for accounting research. The chapter then highlights both the strengths and dra... Read More about Focus group discussions..