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Being a Successful Professional: An Exploration of Who Makes Partner in the Big 4


  • Accepted by Yves Gendron. We would like to thank seminar participants at both the United Arab Emirates University and Newcastle University for comments on previous versions of this paper. Additionally, Michel Magnan and Glenn Rioulx were both particularly helpful in facilitating interviews for the Canadian branch of the study, as well as in offering general advice at the outset. The financial support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada is also warmly acknowledged. The detailed comments offered on each of the paper's various iterations by Yves Gendron and two anonymous reviewers are greatly appreciated. Any remaining errors are our own.