How to Be a Good Coauthor

34 Pages Posted: 14 Jan 2018

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Denton Collins

Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business

Derek Oler

Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business

Christopher J. Skousen

Utah State University - School of Accountancy

Date Written: August 30, 2017

Abstract

Success in publishing accounting research often requires success in multiple coauthoring relationships. Further, the number of coauthored papers in accounting (as well as most other fields of research) has steadily increased. Given the importance and popularity of coauthoring, our paper provides comprehensive advice to accounting researchers on how to manage a coauthoring relationship. A good coauthor establishes clear roles and expectations before a project begins and keeps commitments. Communication throughout the project is essential as coauthors confront difficulties and setbacks. We conclude by discussing several situations that coauthors may confront, and provide recommendations.

Keywords: Co-authors, accounting research

JEL Classification: M41, M49

Suggested Citation

Collins, Denton and Oler, Derek and Skousen, Christopher J., How to Be a Good Coauthor (August 30, 2017). 2018 Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA) Annual Conference. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3101539 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3101539

Denton Collins

Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business ( email )

School of Accounting
Lubbock, TX 79409
United States

Derek Oler (Contact Author)

Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business ( email )

P.O. Box 42101
Lubbock, TX 79409
United States
806-834-2354 (Phone)
806-742-3182 (Fax)

Christopher J. Skousen

Utah State University - School of Accountancy ( email )

College of Business
Logan, UT 84322-3540
United States

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