Incentivizing accounting professors to get their CPAs

By David J. Emerson, CPA, CGMA, Ph.D., and Kenneth J. Smith, CPA, DBA

Incentivizing accounting professors to get their CPAs
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Less than half (48%) of the 843 accounting faculty teaching at four-year universities in the United States who responded to our 2016 survey were active CPAs. Our data show the obstacles that are keeping professors from obtaining and keeping their CPAs—and how those hurdles can be overcome.

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