Regulating Research: Relevance Versus Elegance?
Posted: 15 Mar 1998
This paper investigates the effects of the Ford Foundation's business school reform efforts in the 1950s on managerial accounting research. The results, based on a study of the managerial accounting research literature from 1926 through 1980, suggest that the reformers significantly affected research methods used, the source disciplines for research, and authorship by practitioners. Apparently, the reform movement created a shift in the literature unparalleled in the history of managerial accounting research.
JEL Classification: A12, M40, M46
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