The internationally recognized Fox School accounting faculty are actively engaged in research covering a broad spectrum of topics relevant to the private sector, government, and to not-for-profit institutions.  The Department ranks in the Top 20 in “research “productivity (Coyne et al. 2010).  Its PhD program ranks 20 overall in accounting doctoral programs for recent graduates, rated high in specific areas and methods including Auditing (1), Archival (14), Managerial (26), and Financial (33) (Stephens, et al. 2011).

The faculty aims to create and expand knowledge and understanding of accounting in theory and practice in these core areas. Through scholarship, teaching, and outreach, faculty seeks to communicate this to our students, to the profession, and to continuously be recognized as a top research program nationally and internationally.


Accounting plays a vital role in the development and growth of businesses and other entities in society. Accurate, reliable and transparent disclosures and financial information are critical for owners, managers, providers of capital and other parties to make informed decisions about how to use and allocate resources. Accountants and auditors support and help ensure that capital markets are functioning properly. As capital markets have grown internationally and continue to become more globally integrated, the role of accounting and implications of our research crosses boundaries and borders.

Themes – The Global Impact of Fox School Research

Research is a top priority at the Fox School. Faculty and students across departments regularly make unique contributions that impact the academic world and the global business community, as well as society as a whole. Learn more about the important work done at Fox by exploring the following research themes.​​

Sample Publications