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April 8, 2014

UNL Tax Accounting Research Ranked No. 8 Worldwide

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln boasts some of the most productive accounting faculty in the world, according to a 2013 Brigham Young University Accounting Research Ranking. UNL ranks eighth worldwide in publishing academic tax research over the past six years and is a top producer of archival audit and tax research.
“This ranking speaks to the strength of the College of Business Administration’s School of Accountancy,” said Dr. Donde Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean. “The body of research that our accounting faculty have created places us as one of the top programs in the country.”
The BYU Accounting Research Ranking is based on an index of peer-reviewed articles in 11 top accounting journals between 1990 and 2013, and categorized by research topic and methodology. Topics include information systems, audit, financial, managerial and tax.
UNL also ranked No. 5 in archival tax and No. 13 in archival audit research produced over the past six years. The university leads the Big Ten in archival tax and archival audit research productivity. More than 500 colleges and universities from around the world are included in the rankings.
“The division of research categories by specialization allows individuals and programs to shine in a chosen niche area. We are pleased to have faculty who receive national visibility through research and publication excellence,” said Dr. Paul Shoemaker, director of the School of Accountancy and BKD, LLP Professor of Accountancy.
The School of Accountancy had 15 faculty associated with research in the ranking. Dr. Thomas Omer, professor and Delmar Lienemann Sr. Chair of Accounting, was ranked as the No. 18 most productive author within the past six years. He also ranked No. 5 in archival tax and No. 13 for archival audit.
“We are building a world-renowned faculty. New colleagues such as Dr. Tom Omer, who came from Texas A&M and holds the Delmar Lienemann Sr. Chair of Accounting, is an example of the transformational faculty we are hiring. It is very exciting,“ said Plowman.
The BYU ranking does have some limitations as it is based on publication counts and does not consider the impact of individual articles. CBA has a wealth of accounting research that lies beyond the ranking’s reach.
Further information about the rankings is available at: www.byuaccounting.net/rankings.