Applying the International Medical Graduate Program Model to Alleviate the Supply Shortage of Accounting Doctoral Faculty

Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2012 (10): 271-294

Posted: 1 Jan 2013

See all articles by Hassan R. Hassabelnaby

Hassan R. Hassabelnaby

Northern Kentucky University

David Dobrzykowski

Eastern Michigan University

Oanh T.K. Tran

University of Toledo - Department of Information Operations and Technology Management (IOTM)

Date Written: October 26, 2011

Abstract

Accounting has been faced with a severe shortage in the supply of qualified doctoral faculty. Drawing upon the international mobility of foreign scholars and the spirit of the international medical graduate program, this paper suggests a model to fill the demand in accounting doctoral faculty. The underlying assumption of the suggested model is that there is enough qualified international accounting doctoral scholars who are willing to work in the U.S. because of natural and artificial benefits, such as the existence of national innovation, knowledge-intensive clusters system, favorable working conditions, and career and earning prospects. A ten-week International Accounting Post-Doctoral Program (IAPDP) is designed to prepare academically competent international accounting faculty to be qualified to work in the U.S. at AACSB International -accredited institutions. A survey was employed to examine the viability of the proposed model. Our results indicate that qualified international accounting doctoral scholars are interested in the suggested model and the non-doctoral U.S. accounting programs will represent the major job market for these IAPDP graduates. This paper should be of interest to accounting educators, business schools, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, and the American Accounting Association (AAA).

Keywords: Accounting doctoral shortage, International Medical Graduate Program (IMGP), mobility of foreign scholars

JEL Classification: M19

Suggested Citation

Hassabelnaby, Hassan R. and Dobrzykowski, David and Tran, Oanh T.K., Applying the International Medical Graduate Program Model to Alleviate the Supply Shortage of Accounting Doctoral Faculty (October 26, 2011). Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2012 (10): 271-294, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1949905

Hassan R. Hassabelnaby

Northern Kentucky University ( email )

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David Dobrzykowski (Contact Author)

Eastern Michigan University ( email )

Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
United States

HOME PAGE: http://dobrzykowski.wordpress.com

Oanh T.K. Tran

University of Toledo - Department of Information Operations and Technology Management (IOTM) ( email )

Toledo, OH
United States

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