Accounting, Organizations and Society
All-star, Analysts, Glassdoor, Job satisfaction, Labor market, Performance, Promotion, Social media, Work-life balance
This paper is the first to investigate the role of work-life balance in financial analysts’ performance and career advancement. Using a large sample of Glassdoor reviews by financial analysts, we find a significant non-linear relation between perceived work-life balance and analyst performance and analyst career advancement. Specifically, when perceived work-life balance is relatively low, an increase in work-life balance is associated with better analyst performance and career advancement; however, when perceived work-life balance is already high, a further increase in work-life balance is associated with worse analyst performance and career advancement.
Hope, O., Li, C., Lin, A., & Rabier, M. (2021). Happy analysts. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aos.2020.101199