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Accounting Program Research Rankings by Topical Area and Methodology


Joshua G. Coyne


University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School

Scott L. Summers


Brigham Young University - School of Accountancy

Braden Williams


University of Washington - Foster School of Business

David A. Wood


Brigham Young University - School of Accountancy

May 11, 2010

Issues in Accounting Education. Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 631-654, 2010

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.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 32

Keywords: Accounting Research Rankings, Accounting Research Methodology, Accounting Research Topical Areas

JEL Classification: M40, M49

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Date posted: February 5, 2009 ; Last revised: December 16, 2010

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Coyne, Joshua G. and Summers, Scott L. and Williams, Braden and Wood, David A., Accounting Program Research Rankings by Topical Area and Methodology (May 11, 2010). Issues in Accounting Education. Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 631-654, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1337755

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Joshua G. Coyne
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Scott L. Summers
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Brigham Young University - School of Accountancy ( email )
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