Accounting History Research Topics—An Analysis of Leading Journals, 2006–2015

Gary Spraakmann, Martin Quinn

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This paper analyzes and categorizes published research papers in three specialist accounting history journals - Accounting History, The Accounting Historians Journal, and Accounting History Review. A key objective is to highlight under-represented areas for future research. We inductively derive a categorization system, and classify over four hundred papers from 2006–2015 according to twelve categories. The results show some rather under-researched areas, namely religion and accounting education. Using statistical analysis techniques, we note similarities and differences across the three journals and suggest avenues for future researchers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-114
JournalAccounting Historians Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Accounting history
  • Categories
  • Journals
  • Under-represented

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Accounting


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