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1/19/2010

Accounting Author-Superstars

According to preliminary research data looking at 50 years (1959 to 2008) of published work in the top 5 accounting journals, the Department of Accountancy in the College of Business has had a substantial impact on the accounting literature. Of the 626 top-ranked authors identified in the study, 54 have connection with our college either as faculty or former students. Seven current faculty members (blue entries in the list below) share a total of 76 appearances. All together ILLINOIS shares 551 appearances representing nearly 6% of the 9,315 appearances accounted for in this study.

The study, a working paper by Jean L. Heck from Saint Joseph’s University, gives some indication of the strong influence ILLINOIS has had on the field of accountancy.

Total number of authors: 4252
Total number of articles: 6558
Average number of articles per author: 1.5

Rank    Author                            Appearances
2          Robert E. Verrechhia        37
4          Robert Libby                     37
8          Nicholas Dopuch               29
13       James C. McKeown           25
16       A. Rashad Abdel-Khalik    24
47       Ira Solomon                       18
51       Ken T. Trotman                 17
57       Lawrence Revsine             16
73       Robert J. Swieringa          15
79       Rene Pierre Manes            14
87       Lisa Koonce                      14
130     Orace Johnson                   11
141     Victor L. Bernard               11
150     Kenneth S. Lorek               11
156     Philip M. J. Reckers          11
161    Alfred Rappaport               10
169     Jerry J. Weygandt              10
185    Richard J. Dietrich             10
188    Stephen P. Baginski           10
191    John C. Fellingham             10
204    Edward B. Deakin               9
206    Norton M. Bedford             9
228    Charles H. Smith                9
245    Richard J. Boland, Jr.          8
270    Paul J. Beck                         8
277    Mark E. Peecher                  8
279    David B. Smith                    8
312    Clifton E. Brown                 7
320    Lawrence A. Tomassini      7
328 `  Robert Halperin                  7
340    Andrew D. Bailey               7
342    Thomas H. Williams           7
350    Kurt J. Pany                         7
367    Stephan E. Sefcik                7
370    William L. Campfield         6
382    William F. Wright               6
388    Robert K. Mautz                  6
401    Shane Moriarity                  6
407    Charles H. Griffin               6
425    Kevin C. W. Chen               6
430    Thomas F. Schaefer            6
431    Theodore Sougiannis          6
473    Philip E. Fess                     5
481    Jerry D. Dermer                 5
496    Daniel L. Jensen                 5
524    Peter H. Holzer                  5
533    Steven E. Kaplan               5
535    Karl A. Muller, III             5
551    H. Fred Mittelstaedt          5
561    Jane F. Mutchler                5
566    Albert A. Schepanski        5
568    Rachel Schwartz               5
571     Mary S. Stone                  5
591    Joseph J. Schultz, Jr.         5
614    Jon S. Davis                      5

For more information, refer to the original manuscript: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1344072

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