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Leading in a Global Market : Eller MIS and Accounting Programs Top Peer Research Rankings

March 2011

By Liz Warren-Pederson

A ranking compiled by the University of Arkansas placed the Department of MIS among the most influential in the country in terms of research productivity. The College is also home to the #1 author of research in the areas of tax and archival tax and is ranked among the top accounting programs nationwide, according to a research ranking conducted by Brigham Young University.

The MIS ranking assesses the frequency with which a given university’s researchers appear in the best three academic journals in the field, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, and Journal of MIS. The Department of MIS ranked #4 over the period 2008-2010, ahead of other top programs including the University of Texas Austin and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Four Eller College researchers were named among the top 100 authors: Jay Nunamaker (#25), Hsinchun Chen (#31), Paulo Goes (#33), and David Pingry (#33).

The accounting ranking is similar, calculating the frequency in which individuals and their institutions appear in the most rigorously peer-reviewed academic journals in the field of accounting, and providing objective insight into overall influence over time, as well as influence in sub-specialties of accounting research such as tax and archival tax, and financial and archival financial.

“Research may seem removed from teaching, but the reason it is important is because teachers need to be working on the cutting edge, developing state-of-the-art conceptual paradigms and methodologies that he or she then brings to the classroom,” said Dan Dhaliwal, head of the Department of Accounting and Lou Myers Professor of Accounting.

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