volume 35, issue 2, P294-321 2020
DOI: 10.1108/maj-03-2018-1823
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Hossein Nouri, Robert James Parker

Abstract: Purpose This paper reviews and synthesizes the extensive literature that investigates turnover in public accounting firms. Design/methodology/approach This paper initially identifies turnover studies by searching two commonly used business databases, ABI and Business Source. Subsequently, references in these studies are examined. Over 100 published studies of accounting firms are identified. Findings Prior turnover studies can be classified by the underlying theory: psychological attachment; role theory; …

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