Honors College Theses

Publication Date



Accounting (BBA)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Lowell Mooney


The purpose of this research is to determine the probability that faculty will publish in the top journals in their respective fields, and if the probability of publishing in those top journals is equally likely across accounting, finance, and management disciplines. To address these questions we collected data from the top journals on the ABDC Journal list for the years 2013-2014. Specifically, we wanted to know how many publication opportunities in the top journals were available during the those two years, how many schools were able to publish in the top journals, and which schools had the most success in publishing in the top journals. For example, a total of 788 papers were published in accounting, compared to about 7,000 papers in the top A* management journals. Our findings prove that the probability of a faculty member to publish in a top A* journal is higher for a management faculty member than it is for accounting or finance faculty. This paper focuses on the statistics and analysis of the data collected.

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Accounting Commons