BUS 532
Professor Allen

 

STUDY QUESTIONS FOR ACCOUNTANTS AND BUSINESS ADVISORS, INC., CITY OFFICE

  

Assume that it is 1989 when you are answering these questions (when there are less data available):

  1. What additional data, if any, should Shaughnessy try to obtain to understand the problem more completely?
  2. Should ABA have a goal of sex-neutral retention and promotion?
  3. Should ABA be willing to put in place policies that favor women or that might decrease retention/promotion of men? Should the firm put in place policies that will increase turnover/retirement among existing partners? What policies would you favor?
  4. What concrete steps should Shaughnessy take to increase the retention and promotion of women? For any step you recommend, be prepared to describe its potential effects on the firm and how it will fit with other HR policies.

Note: Exhibit 5 should really say that 16% of 82 (or 13) remain, of which 46% (or 6) are female. There also is some confusion about the position of Supervisor.