Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal (Print ISSN: 1096-3685; Online ISSN: 1528-2635)


Accounting and business management research: tracking 50 years of country performance

Author(s): Luis Lima Santos,Rui Silva, Lucilia Cardoso, Cidalia Oliveira

Professionals working in the academic world live under constant pressure resulting from the management positions they hold in their Higher Education Institution, their pedagogical obligations, the need to be involved in national and international projects and the high and exhausting demand to publish their scientific research in international journals indexed in the best and most prestigious databases. In this sense, accounting and business management knowledge area is no exception to this rule and this pressure. Publishing in this area is considered particularly difficult because of the high demand for journals and a specific area of scientific knowledge where data collection is not always accessible. This study aimed to analyse Portuguese researchers' performance in the last 50 years of Accounting and Business Management research. The analysis carried out may be replicated by other researchers from other countries who wish to study the performance of researchers in their own country. The possibility of making comparisons between countries may also be a contribution to the proposed bibliometric analysis methodology. We found that the most relevant Portuguese researchers belong to the most prestigious universities, involved in more research projects, whose institutions have doctoral courses, connected to prestigious national and international scientific research networks

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