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Spring 2009


The shortage of doctoral-qualified faculty in accounting has been discussed and researched for many years. However, no one solution has been presented, and the problem appears to be getting worse. In the following discussion, the lack of qualified faculty will be documented, the reasons for the few numbers of doctoral students in accounting will be given, and some of the solutions will be presented. All schools in the United States of America that offer doctoral degrees in accounting have been listed on a web site accessible at The data on the web site will be discussed, with the intention of the web site that of making information more readily available to potential accounting doctoral students, thereby addressing one of the solutions.

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© 2009 JW Press. This document was published with permission by the publisher. It was originally published in Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education.