The study examines the effect of international accents (British, East Asian, Hispanic, or South- Asian Indian) and gender on hiring and negotiation perceptions. Our results show an interaction between accent and gender: female candidates with international accents are less likely to be hired than female candidates with an American accent. But this difference does not occur for male candidates. We discuss implications and possible explanation of this finding, as well as future research directions to further explore this phenomenon.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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