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  • Accounting Author-Superstars


    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

    UIUC College of Business Department of Accountancy