Accounting Program Research Rankings by Topical Area and Methodology

32 Pages Posted: 5 Feb 2009 Last revised: 16 Dec 2010

Joshua G. Coyne

University of Memphis - School of Accountancy

Scott L. Summers

Brigham Young University - School of Accountancy

Braden Williams

University of Texas at Austin - Department of Accounting

David A. Wood

Brigham Young University - School of Accountancy

Date Written: May 11, 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.

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

JEL Classification: M40, M49

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1337755

Joshua G. Coyne

University of Memphis - School of Accountancy ( email )

Fogelman College of Business and Economics
Memphis, TN 38152-6460
United States

Scott L. Summers

Brigham Young University - School of Accountancy ( email )

516 TNRB
Provo, UT 84602
United States
801-422-9790 (Phone)
801-422-0621 (Fax)

Braden Williams

University of Texas at Austin - Department of Accounting ( email )

Austin, TX 78712
United States

David A. Wood (Contact Author)

Brigham Young University - School of Accountancy ( email )

518 TNRB
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
United States
801-422-8642 (Phone)
801-422-0621 (Fax)

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