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Using Google Scholar citations to rank accounting programs: a global perspective

Chan, J.Y., Chan, K.C., Tong, J.Y. and Zhang, F. (2016) Using Google Scholar citations to rank accounting programs: a global perspective. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 47 (1). pp. 29-55.

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We conduct an assessment on accounting program research performance based on Google Scholar citations for all articles from a set of 23 quality accounting journals during 1991–2010. Our work is a new approach in accounting by directly measuring the impact of the faculty research in accounting programs. We find that the top-5 accounting programs are the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago, Stanford University, the University of Michigan, and Harvard University. These top programs produce a large number of high impact articles. In addition, using the mean citations from all articles in a journal, we find that the Review of Accounting Studies (RAST) is a top-5 journal, replacing Contemporary Accounting Research (CAR).

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Management and Governance
Publisher: Springer New York
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