Of Management and Business
Professor Gary Akehurst,
Director of the Aberystwyth School of Management and
Business, The University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Tel
Arthur Dafis, Press and Public Relations, The
University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Tel 01970 621763
Mobile 07811 412295 E-mail
Thursday 16 September 2004
European finance elite
The Old College, University of Wales
The latest volume of the internationally respected
Journal of Business Finance and Accounting ranks the
University of Wales, Aberystwyth 22nd in the top 100
European academic institutions on the basis of
publications in the World’s top 15 finance journals.
The study is based on publications made in the period
1990 – 1999 and includes the work of Aberystwyth
researchers in both Accountancy and Finance and
Financial Economics. Within the UK and Wales Aberystwyth
placed 14th and 1st respectively.
In 1999 the departments of Accountancy and Economics
merged to create the Aberystwyth School of Management
and Business (ASMB). Current expertise within the School
covers corporate tax burdens and influence of taxation
on asset pricing, economics of sport, dividend policy,
auditor independence and audit pricing.
Professor Gary Akehurst, Director of ASMB said: “This is
well-deserved recognition for the excellent research in
accounting and finance which is undertaken at
Aberystwyth. This ground-breaking research continues to
provide practical solutions to complex business
ASMB currently has 850 students studying a range of
undergraduate and post graduate courses in Business
Management, Accounting and Finance and Economics. It
also offers the only Association of MBAs (AMBA)
accredited MBA programme in Wales and recruits
successfully within Wales, the UK and internationally.
For the new academic year (2004/5) the School is
introducing three new degree programmes in Accounting &
Finance with Management, Accounting & Finance with
Marketing, and Economics with Management. Two new post
graduate courses are also being launched; MSc Econ
Management with Finance and MSc Econ Management with
Full reference: "Who Is Publishing? An Analysis of
Finance Research Productivity in the European Region",
Chan K.C.; Chen C.R.; Steiner T.L.,Journal of Business
Finance & Accounting, April 2004, Vol. 31, no. 3-4, pp.
401-437(37). Blackwell Publishing.