Female Participation in Administration and Accounting Research in Brazil

Anna Beatriz Grangeiro Ribeiro Maia, Vanessa Ingrid da Costa Cardoso, Ana Rita Pinheiro de Freitas, Sílvia Maria Dias Pedro Rebouças, Daniel Barboza Guimarães


Objective: To map female participation in management and accounting research in Brazil.

Method: Articles (n=3,552) published in 2016 and 2017 were retrieved from the Spell database. The data were submitted to descriptive statistics (general characteristics and most recurrent subject areas), chi-squared testing and one-way ANOVA (comparisons between Qualis grades) and two-way ANOVA (identification of explanatory factors of female participation).

Originality/Relevance: Earlier studies on this topic have been limited in scope. In this study we sampled all publications in the fields of management and accounting and employed innovative techniques of analysis.

Results: Qualis grade and female participation were significantly associated. Male authorship was predominant in all Qualis grades, except in B4.

Theoretical/Methodological contributions: Mapping of female participation in research considering journal classification (Qualis grade) and the most recurrent subject areas of publications authored by women.

Social/Management contributions: We discuss the challenges of gender equality in the scientific community and provide subsidies for organizations and researchers to contribute to the development of practices and public policies promoting gender equality.


Research; Female; Gender; Management and accounting; Brazil


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