The Association Between Research Output and Compensation for Accounting Professors

30 Pages Posted: 14 May 2010 Last revised: 22 Aug 2010

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Philip Beaulieu

University of Calgary

Shujun Ding

York University - Atkinson School of Administrative Studies

Sandy Qu

York University - Schulich School of Business

Date Written: May 12, 2010

Abstract

Based on a unique set of public disclosure of compensation data for 2006, we examine the relationship between research output (the quality and quantity of publications) and pay of accounting professors from Ontario universities in a Canadian academia context. We found that research productivity differentials were reflected in the observed earnings differentials, however only top tier publications were associated with compensation of accounting professors. In contrast to previous studies examining academic compensation, our results seem to suggest that pay for accounting professors in Ontario is more responsive to the conventional proxy for quality of publications, placement of journals in top-tier and non-top-tier lists. Ethical implications are discussed.

JEL Classification: A20

Suggested Citation

Beaulieu, Philip and Ding, Shujun and Qu, Sandy Q., The Association Between Research Output and Compensation for Accounting Professors (May 12, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1605642 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1605642

Philip Beaulieu

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Shujun Ding

York University - Atkinson School of Administrative Studies ( email )

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Sandy Q. Qu (Contact Author)

York University - Schulich School of Business ( email )

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Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
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