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Co-authorship in accounting history: advantages and pitfalls


  • Richard Fleischman
  • Karen Schuele


Relatively little has been written about co-authorship in accounting and even less specific to accounting history. This paper endeavours to track co-authorship patterns in the discipline, both quantitatively and qualitatively. The three specialist accounting history journals provide the data to render quantitative judgements, whilst a survey of accounting history scholars has generated information on how co-authorship is perceived in the field, particularly its benefits and pitfalls. A matching technique is used to gauge whether patterns in accounting history are similar to those within the broader accounting discipline. Consideration will also be given to comparisons of how co-authorship is viewed by US and non-US academicians.

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  • Richard Fleischman & Karen Schuele, 2009. "Co-authorship in accounting history: advantages and pitfalls," Accounting History Review, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 19(3), pages 287-303.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:acbsfi:v:19:y:2009:i:3:p:287-303 DOI: 10.1080/09585200903246536

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    1. Bidault, Francis & Hildebrand, Thomas, 2014. "The distribution of partnership returns: Evidence from co-authorships in economics journals," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 43(6), pages 1002-1013.
    2. Francis Bidault & Thomas Hildebrand, 2012. "The distribution of partnerships benefits: Evidence from co-authorships in economics journals," ESMT Research Working Papers ESMT-12-08, ESMT European School of Management and Technology.


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