Publication Records of Australian Accounting and Finance Faculty Promoted to Full Professor, Set within an International Context

38 Pages Posted: 26 Sep 2017

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Alan Goodacre

University of Stirling - Department of Accounting and Finance

Clive Gaunt

University of Queensland - Business School

Darren Henry

La Trobe University - Department of Economics and Finance; Financial Research Network (FIRN)

Date Written: September 24, 2017

Abstract

This study investigates the publication profiles of 147 accounting and finance faculty promoted to full professor at Australian universities over the 1978-2014 period. Professors required a median 15 papers in ABDC-listed journals, with 7 at the highest A*/A quality levels for promotion. Promotees were typically 44 years old, with 14 years academic experience including 9 years post-PhD. Neither gender nor internal/external factors seemed to affect promotion requirements. Finance professors typically had more publications at the time of promotion than accounting staff, though not at the higher quality levels. Accounting promotees had greater academic experience than finance, but a shorter period post-PhD. Female promotees were typically older than males. More-research intensive universities expect a higher number of ‘quality’ research publications; less-research intensive universities may partially substitute volume for quality. Both the volume and quality of pre-promotion publications have increased over time. Differing country norms in promotion decisions have potential implications for further internationalisation.

Keywords: professor, promotion, productivity, publication, internationalisation

JEL Classification: I23, M40, G00, J24, J61

Suggested Citation

Goodacre, Alan and Gaunt, Clive and Henry, Darren, Publication Records of Australian Accounting and Finance Faculty Promoted to Full Professor, Set within an International Context (September 24, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3042287 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3042287

Alan Goodacre (Contact Author)

University of Stirling - Department of Accounting and Finance ( email )

Stirling, FK9 4LA
United Kingdom
+44 1786 467291 (Phone)
+44 1786 467308 (Fax)

Clive Gaunt

University of Queensland - Business School ( email )

Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

Darren Henry

La Trobe University - Department of Economics and Finance ( email )

Department of Economics and Finance
La Trobe Business School
Bundoora 3086 Victoria
Australia

Financial Research Network (FIRN)

C/- University of Queensland Business School
St Lucia, 4071 Brisbane
Queensland
Australia

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