Exploring the Accounting History Research in Turkey: Publishing Patterns of Academicians

Ali Coskun, Ali Haydar Gungormus


The aim of the study is to determine how much interest the accounting academicians have in the history of their field. To analyze this interest we reviewed the academic research of the accounting academicians in Turkey on accounting history. The study explores publishing patterns in Turkish accounting academicians in academic journals and the thesis submitted in Turkish Universities on accounting history. In the study we analyzed and reported the recent development of the accounting history research in Turkey in the period 2000 to 2013. In the study we implemented a content analysis for academic articles. Firstly a comprehensive literature review has been done to find the accounting history articles published by the Turkish academicians in the last decade. We found 74 accounting history articles published in national and international academic journals by the Turkish academicians. The analysis of the articles examined the patterns of authorship, the most published authors, institutional affiliations of authors, author gender, the most published journals, subject areas, and period covered by the articles. In the second part of the study is a content analysis for the master and doctoral thesis on accounting history in Turkish Universities is provided. We searched the theses in the thesis database of The Council of Higher Education of Turkey. We limited the research on accounting history thesis, and we found only 11 theses on accounting history. The analysis of the theses examined the authorship, institutions thesis submitted, advisor of the thesis, subject areas, and period covered by the theses.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n4p323

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