Productivity in Top-10 Academic Accounting Journals by Researchers at Canadian Universities at the Start of the 21st Century

62 Pages Posted: 18 Dec 2017 Last revised: 10 Apr 2018

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Merridee L. Bujaki

Carleton University - Eric Sprott School of Business

Bruce J. McConomy

Wilfrid Laurier University

Date Written: December 12, 2017

Abstract

We assess the research publication productivity of Canadian-based accounting researchers in highly ranked accounting journals for the 2001–13 period. Our research provides important benchmarks for use by individual researchers and universities for matters such as promotion and tenure decisions. For example, each Canadian-based faculty member had approximately 0.50 of a weighted article for the 13-year period, and 45 percent of all accounting faculty members published at least once in a top-10 accounting journal. We also provide an overview of the type of research being published by Canadian-based researchers in each of the top-10 journals (financial accounting, managerial, audit, tax or other) and we assess how productivity at top-10 journals has changed over time. In supplemental analysis, we compare and contrast the productivity of the 15 male and 15 female academics that publish most in top-10 accounting journals to assess the breadth of outlets being used beyond top-10 outlets (including FT 45 journals, accounting journals ranked “A”, “B”, and “non-A/B”; non-accounting peer-reviewed journals, non-peer-reviewed outlets). The supplemental analysis also helps to shed light on the finding from this paper, and prior research, that women are less likely to be represented on lists of those with most publications in highly ranked accounting journals, by comparing the two groups of researchers across a variety of institutional and other factors.

Keywords: Research productivity, Canadian, Top-10 journals, Male and female academics

JEL Classification: M40

Suggested Citation

Bujaki, Merridee L. and McConomy, Bruce J., Productivity in Top-10 Academic Accounting Journals by Researchers at Canadian Universities at the Start of the 21st Century (December 12, 2017). Accounting Perspectives, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 270-313, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3087669

Merridee L. Bujaki

Carleton University - Eric Sprott School of Business ( email )

1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S SB6
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Bruce J. McConomy (Contact Author)

Wilfrid Laurier University ( email )

Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5
Canada
519-884-0710, x2890 (Phone)
519-884-0201 (Fax)

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