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The Society of Accountants in Edinburgh, 1854-1914
A Study of Recruitment to a New Profession




ISBN 9780367494483
Published September 2, 2020 by Routledge
398 Pages

 
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This book, first published in 1988, provides an analysis of recruitment to the new profession of nineteenth-century accountancy, and in doing so, gives an insight into the complex origins and behaviour of the emergent professional classes. Unlike most studies, this is a study of all recruits, not only of those who succeeded in becoming qualified. This permits an analysis of the whole process of recruitment, including the choice of accountancy as a career option and as a vehicle of social mobility.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. The Determinants of Recruitment to the Society of Accountants in Edinburgh  3. Career Selection: Why Chartered Accountancy?  4. Occupational Preparation: Apprenticeship and Examination  5. Vocational Success and Failure: Professional Training, Qualification and Careers  6. The Limits to Self-Recruitment: Marriage and Fertility  7. Self-Recruitment and Social Mobility  8. Conclusions

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Stephen P. Walker