Accounting Education Research: Ranking Institutions and Individual Scholars

38 Pages Posted: 25 Sep 2012 Last revised: 18 Oct 2013

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Kip Holderness

West Virginia University

Noah Myers

Brigham Young University

Scott L. Summers

Brigham Young University - School of Accountancy

David A. Wood

Brigham Young University - School of Accountancy

Date Written: April 1, 2013

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Holderness, Darin Kip and Myers, Noah and Summers, Scott L. and Wood, David A., Accounting Education Research: Ranking Institutions and Individual Scholars (April 1, 2013). Issues in Accounting Education, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2151446 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2151446

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Brigham Young University ( email )

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Brigham Young University - School of Accountancy ( email )

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