The impact of non-serial publications on research in accounting and finance

Beattie, V. and Ryan, R.J. (1991) The impact of non-serial publications on research in accounting and finance. Abacus, 27(1), pp. 32-50.




This study examines the role of books and official publications in accounting and finance research. From an analysis of thirteen leading journals for the year 1987-8 we report on the characteristics of such non-serial materials used by authors to support their research. We find that the accounting discipline in particular has become more open to influence from other disciplines. The individual perspectives of these thirteen journals can be partially revealed by their use of non-serial materials. Using cluster analysis we examine inter-journal variations in the disciplinary pattern of book citations and the distribution of citations to official bodies. Several relatively homogeneous groupings are identified.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Beattie, Prof Vivien
Authors: Beattie, V., and Ryan, R.J.
Subjects:Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Accounting and Finance
Journal Name:Abacus
Publisher:Blackwell Publishing
ISSN (Online):1467-6281
Copyright Holders:© Blackwell Publishing
First Published:First published in Abacus 27(1):32-50
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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