In the questions below, the terms Doctorate and PhD are used simultaneously to refer to the same thing.
"Accountancy" refers to the combination of Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Tax Accounting and Auditing.

5. In the school where you are now doing your Doctorate/PhD, what is the average number of new Doctorates/PhDs that were awarded per year in ACCOUNTANCY in the past 3 years?  (an estimate is fine)

6. In the school where you are now doing your Doctorate/PhD, what is the number of degrees that were awarded per year for the regular MSc Accountancy program and/or the regular MSc in Business Administration / Business Economics program in the past 3 years?

The ratio of your Question 3 / Question 4 answers is called your school's Doctorate/PhD Propensity in the academic area of ACCOUNTANCY.


To create a control 'group', i.e. for comparison purposes
Again, for the school were you now are doing your Doctorate/PhD.

7. What is the average number per year of new Doctorates awarded in your school in FINANCE (all areas) in the past 3 years?  (an estimate is fine)

8. What is the average number of degrees awarded in the MSc in Finance in your school in the past 3 years?  (an estimate is fine)

The ratio of your Question 5 / Question 6 answers is called your school's Doctorate/PhD Propensity in the academic area of FINANCE..

9. What do you think about the magnitudes of the Doctorate/PhD Propensity in Accountancy and in Finance in your school? Please indicate 1 = way too low ; 2 = too low ; 3 = about right ; 4 = too high ; 5 = way too high.

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