The editorial gatekeepers of the accounting academy

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Abstract:

Proposes to evidence the colonization of the accounting knowledge production process by a relatively few élite institutions in the USA. By examining the doctoral origins of the editorial board members of six major accounting research journals between 1963 and 1994, demonstrates the extent of the colonization and its potential to bring closure to the knowledge production process. As such, the results are consistent with previous studies by Lee (1995) and Williams and Rodgers (1995), and improve our understanding of the history of the professionalization of accounting research.

Keywords: Accounting Research; Knowledge Workers; Professionalism

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09513579710158694

Publication date: January 1, 1997

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