Accounting Education Research: Ranking Institutions and Individual Scholars
38 Pages Posted: 25 Sep 2012 Last revised: 18 Oct 2013
Date Written: April 1, 2013
Previous rankings of accounting literature have largely ignored the subtopic of accounting education research. Given the important role that rankings play in creating incentives and benchmarks, ranking education research may improve both the quality and quantity of research in this subtopic. This paper ranks academic institutions and individual accounting researchers based on their production of accounting education research. We show that the correlation between education research rankings and singular, non-education research rankings is very low (i.e., ranges from 0.20 to 0.31), emphasizing the importance of considering education rankings separately from other topical areas in accounting research. We also provide evidence of the institutional factors that contribute to producing accounting education research and when professors produce this type of research in their careers. These findings will likely be of interest to current faculty, administrators, and industry leaders as they make decisions based on accounting education research.
Keywords: Accounting Education, Accounting Research Rankings, Accounting Research Topical Areas
JEL Classification: M40, M49, M4, M41
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