About the Rankings

Scott Summers and David Wood are primarily responsible for creating and maintaining this website. They undertook this project beginning in 2008, with the intent of providing recognition to institutions and to individuals who specialize in all areas of accounting research, rather than only those who focus on the most prevalent research areas or methodologies. The tremendous time and effort spent on building and maintaining the data has been rewarded by a handful of publications, several awards, and many expressions of 'Thanks'. In 2015, we were able to open the site to individual login, allowing individuals to add and classify their own articles in order to present a more complete picture of their research and interests. We hope that you will enjoy the site.

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Scott L. Summers (summers@byu.edu)

Scott is the Andersen Foundation Professor at Brigham Young University having joined the faculty in 1999. Dr. Summers is active in the accounting information systems community, having served as the AAA-IS President among other roles. He focuses on accounting information systems processing and controls, with specific expertise in database and internal control. Dr. Summers received his PhD from Texas A&M University. His research has been published in many journals including: The Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Information Systems, Information Science, IEEE Systems Man and Cybernetics, Communications of the ACM, Decision Support Systems, and Behavioral Research in Accounting . Scott and his wife Kelly have eight children and five grandchildren.


David A. Wood (davidwood@byu.edu)

David is an associate professor and Glen Ardis Fellow in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. David completed his Ph.D. at the Kelley School of Business, at Indiana University. He received BS and MAcc degrees at Brigham Young University and a Masters of Business at Indiana University. His research is published in many journals including, Accounting Horizons; Accounting, Organizations and Society; The Accounting Review; Advances in Taxation; Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory; Behavioral Research in Accounting; Boğaziçi Journal: Review of Social, Economic, and Administrative Studies; Business Horizons; Contemporary Accounting Research; The CPA Journal; Current Issues in Auditing; Issues in Accounting Education; Journal of Accountancy; Journal of Business Ethics; International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Innovation; Public Finance Review; and Turkish Studies. His research has won multiple best paper awards. He is married to the former Cindy Lunt, and they have four wonderful children.

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