Accounting is the systematic process of recording, measuring and communicating information about financial transactions. The Accounting Research Network on SSRN is an open access preprint server that provides a venue for authors to showcase their research papers in our digital library, speeding up the dissemination and providing the scholarly community access to groundbreaking working papers and early-stage research. SSRN provides the opportunity to share different outputs of research such as preprints, preliminary or exploratory investigations, book chapters, PhD dissertations, course and teaching materials, presentations, and posters among others. SSRN also helps accounting scholars discover the latest research in their own and other fields of interest, while providing a platform for the early sharing of their own work, making it available for subsequent work to be built upon more quickly.
Accounting can be divided into several fields including financial accounting, managerial accounting, external auditing, forensic accounting and behavioral accounting. It also includes a range of related areas such as Taxation, Corporate Governance and Auditing, while the disciplines of Finance and Economics often rely on the data generated by the accounting process. SSRN helps researchers in the field of Accounting discover cutting edge research in their own and other related fields while also facilitating knowledge sharing and connections between researchers from within and outside their field.