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Accounting Doctoral Program Rankings Based on Research Productivity of Program Graduates


Nathaniel M. Stephens


Utah State University - Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

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

Accounting Horizons, Forthcoming

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This paper presents rankings of accounting doctoral programs based on the research productivity of each institution’s graduates in the years immediately following their graduation. We use two time periods for analysis: the first three years after graduation and the first six years after graduation. We extend previous doctoral program ranking literature by expanding rankings of accounting doctoral programs with specific rankings for topical areas (accounting information systems (AIS), audit, financial, managerial, and tax) and methodologies (analytical, archival, and experimental). We show that rankings for topical and methodological areas differ significantly from rankings produced using methodologies that create a singular doctoral program ranking. These results emphasize the importance of considering topical and methodological areas when assessing doctoral program research strengths. These rankings should be of value to Ph.D. program applicants, administrators of academic programs, and industry – such as administrators of programs like the Accounting Doctoral Scholars program, KPMG Ph.D. Project, prospective Ph.D. students, and public accounting firms.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 46

Keywords: Accounting Ph.D. Research Rankings, Accounting Research Methodology, Accounting Research Topical Areas

JEL Classification: M4, M40, M41, M42, M49

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Date posted: March 23, 2010 ; Last revised: May 11, 2010

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Stephens, Nathaniel M. and Summers, Scott L. and Williams, Braden and Wood, David A., Accounting Doctoral Program Rankings Based on Research Productivity of Program Graduates (May 11, 2010). Accounting Horizons, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1574502 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1574502

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Nathaniel M. Stephens
Utah State University - Jon M. Huntsman School of Business ( email )
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Scott L. Summers
Brigham Young University - School of Accountancy ( email )
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Braden Williams
University of Washington - Foster School of Business ( email )
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David A. Wood (Contact Author)
Brigham Young University - School of Accountancy ( email )
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