Publishing characteristics, geographic dispersion and research traditions of recent international accounting education research

Neil Marriott* (Corresponding Author), Greg Stoner, Tim Fogarty, Alan Sangster

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This paper describes, analyses and critiques accounting education research over the period 2005-2009. In doing so, it compares and contrasts the distinctive North American research tradition with that of Europe and the rest of the world. Six journals and 446 publications by 963 authors were included in the sample frame, along with a further 70 publications in other journals. The findings identify distinguishing characteristics among these publications that range from the composition of their editorial teams to the nature and type of output they publish. Evidence was found of geographic dominance and divergent research traditions which has mitigated against the development of a genuinely international accounting education research community. Possibilities for further research are identified and guidance for researchers publishing in this field is presented. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)264-280
Number of pages17
JournalBritish Accounting Review
Issue number3
Early online date1 Apr 2014
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014


  • Accounting education
  • Publication patterns
  • Journal rankings

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