Ranking research productivity in accounting for Asia-Pacific universities

Kam C. Chan, Carl R. Chen, Tsz Wan Cheng

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Using a set of 18 accounting journals and a sub-set of top five journals from 1991 to 2002, we rank the research productivity in accounting for a total of 119 Asia-Pacific universities. For the whole sampling period, the top five universities are the University of New South Wales, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Nanyang Technological University, the University of Sydney, and City University of Hong Kong. A number of prominent universities with long school history are not ranked in the top 20. During the second half of the sampling period, Hong Kong and Singaporean universities have shown the most improvement while some Australian universities have exhibited decline in research output. Also, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology replaces University of New South Wales as the first-ranked university in the period of 1997-2002. When compared with other North American universities, the accounting productivity of the top 20 Asia-Pacific institutions is comparable with that of leading universities in North America. The comparison is even more favorable to the Asia-Pacific universities during the period of 1997-2002.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-64
Number of pages18
JournalReview of Quantitative Finance and Accounting
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2005


  • Accounting
  • Ranking of Asia-Pacific universities
  • Research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Accounting
  • General Business,Management and Accounting
  • Finance


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