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A Historical Study of the First 30 Years of Accounting Horizons

by Stephen A. ZEFF, Rice University, Huston, USA


joint work with Thomas R. Dyckman

Abstract: Monday, 17 July 2017


In this paper, we undertake a historical study of the first 30 years of the American Accounting
Association’s journal, Accounting Horizons. The journal was initially intended to bridge 1:00 - 2:00 pm
academe and practice. We review the founding of the journal, examine the records of the ten
editorships, and then trace the development of both the Commentaries and Main Articles Location
sections, especially in the light of the evolution of the US accounting profession and US 162a, av. de la Faïencerie
accounting academe. We conclude with some suggestions for the journal moving forward. L-1511 Luxembourg
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Stephen A. Zeff is Professor of Accounting at Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA. He was
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Editor of The Accounting Review and President of the American Accounting Association. In
2002, he was inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame at The Ohio State University. In 2009, English
the European Accounting Association gave him the inaugural Anthony G. Hopwood Academic
Leadership Award, and in 2011 the International Federation of Accountants gave him the Registration
inaugural IFAC International Gold Service Award. In 2015, Oxford University Press published - Free seminar
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2001-2011, coauthored with Kees Camfferman. He is an honorary fellow of the Institute of (please specify full name and
Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is an ICAS Honorary Research Fellow of institution)
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The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. He has lectured in over 55 countries.
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