Journal Influence on the Design of Finance Doctoral Education

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  • CHARLES J. CORRADO,

  • STEPHEN P. FERRIS

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    • University of Missouri-Columbia. We thank Wendy Guo for research assistance and appreciate the cooperation of our survey participants. We acknowledge helpful comments by G. William Schwert (the reviewer), Terry Zivney, and participants at the University of Missouri Finance Seminar Series.


ABSTRACT

This article surveys the influence of research journals on finance doctoral education. Influence is measured by citations from syllabi of finance seminars. A sample of 101 distinct syllabi submitted by 33 finance doctoral programs yields a list of 1,031 articles cited by at least two schools. These 1,031 articles generate 3,273 citations referencing 17 finance, economics, and accounting journals, where multiple citations from a single school are counted as a single citation. The most notable findings are the wide variety of seminar content across finance doctoral programs and the dominance of five finance journals in providing this diverse content.

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