How to Perform in the Field of Accounting Research? The Case of Romania

International Journal of Critical Accounting, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp.145–174

30 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2011 Last revised: 30 Dec 2012

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Nadia Albu

Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies

Catalin Nicolae Albu

Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies

Date Written: June 25, 2012

Abstract

Universities, departments and academics are in quest for performance. Measuring performance means establishing and applying a ranking system which is usually finalised with a hierarchy. We endeavoured in this context to a study of the extant situation characterising the performance of the Romania-based accounting academic. Several data sources and the impact of several factors have been examined. We mainly find that performativity, commodification, alienation, and prison are valid metaphors describing the current state of the art of research and publication by Romania-based authors in accounting. A suggestion in line with Marcuse (1969) of ‘not finding happiness in the Establishment’ is made in this paper so as to escape this continual circle of short-termism in scholarly accounting activities in Romania.

Keywords: accounting research, alienation, prison, performativity, commodification, journals’ ranking, academic evaluation, Romania

JEL Classification: M40, M41

Suggested Citation

Albu, Nadia and Albu, Catalin Nicolae, How to Perform in the Field of Accounting Research? The Case of Romania (June 25, 2012). International Journal of Critical Accounting, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp.145–174. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1770032

Nadia Albu (Contact Author)

Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies ( email )

Piata Romana No. 6
Sect. 1
Bucharest
Romania

Catalin Nicolae Albu

Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies ( email )

Piața Romană 6
Bucharest, 010374
Romania

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