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Ranking North American accounting scholars publishing ethics research: 1986 through 2008

Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting

ISBN: 978-1-84950-722-6, eISBN: 978-1-84950-723-3

Publication date: 20 January 2010

Abstract

This research is a 6-year extension of Bernardi's (2005) initial ranking of the top ethics authors in accounting; it also represents a broadening of the scope of the original data into accounting's top-40 journals. While Bernardi only considered publications in business-ethics journals in his initial ranking, we developed a methodology to identify ethics articles in accounting's top-40 journals. The purpose of this research is to provide a more complete list of accounting's ethics authors for use by authors, administrators, and other stakeholders. In this study, 26 business-ethics and accounting's top-40 journals were analyzed for a 23-year period between 1986 through 2008. Our data indicate that 16.8 percent of the 4,680 colleagues with either a PhD or DBA who teach accounting at North American institutions had authored/coauthored one ethics article and only 6.3 percent had authored/coauthored more than one ethics article in the 66 journals we examined. Consequently, 83.2 percent of the PhDs and DBAs in accounting had not authored/coauthored even one ethics article.

Citation

Bernardi, R.A. and Bean, D.F. (2010), "Ranking North American accounting scholars publishing ethics research: 1986 through 2008", Jeffrey, C. (Ed.) Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting (Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting, Vol. 14), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 139-174. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1574-0765(2010)0000014010

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