Accounting and management research: passwords from the gatekeepers

Lee Parker, James Guthrie, Rob Gray
  • Accounting Auditing & Accountability Journal, October 1998, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/09513579810231420

What is it about?

This study explores academic activities with particular reference to research in the accounting and management disciplines. It explores emerging social constructions of the role of research in academic work and the concept of what is deemed to constitute “quality” research. To this end it presents the results of an exploratory set of interviews with a sample of “gatekeepers”, namely professors and heads of accounting and management departments in British and Australian universities. They offer insights into the factors determining their construction of what constitutes quality in an academic’s research and publishing record, their ranking of various publication types and of publication activity generally, and their assessment of the influence of government policy priorities on the social construction of research quality.

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The following have contributed to this page: Rob Gray, Professor James Guthrie, and Professor Lee D Parker