ABSTRACT: This paper makes two novel contributions to ranking accounting research programs constructed from publication counts in top journals (AOS, Auditing, BRIA, CAR, JAE, JAR, JATA, JIS, JMAR, RAST, and TAR). In contrast to previous studies, we recognize the mobility of intellectual assets tied to the human capital of accounting researchers, and therefore base our rankings on the researchers’ current affiliations rather than their affiliations at the time of publication. Also, we categorize each article written by topical area (auditing, financial, managerial, accounting information systems, tax, and other) and by methodology (analytical, archival, experimental, and other) and provide separate accounting program rankings by topical area and by methodology. These two innovations provide a rich, centralized information resource for decision-makers—both institutional and individual—in choosing how to allocate time, resources, and expertise.
Accounting Program Research Rankings by Topical Area and Methodology
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Joshua G. Coyne, Scott L. Summers, Brady Williams, David A. Wood; Accounting Program Research Rankings by Topical Area and Methodology. Issues in Accounting Education 1 November 2010; 25 (4): 631–654. https://doi.org/10.2308/iace.2010.25.4.631
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