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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Conference 2024

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Conference 2024

14th Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Conference at Royal Holloway University of London, 3-5 July 2024.

The School of Business and Management is delighted to announce that Royal Holloway University of London will be hosting the 14th Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting (IPA) Conference in 2024.

The conference is an established forum for research into the social, political and organisational aspects of accounting. It brings together accounting researchers with broad social science interests from a range of different disciplinary perspectives such as anthropology, history, philosophy, sociology and political economy.

In line with past conferences, IPA 2024 aims to provide accounting scholars with a unique forum for further developing interdisciplinary debate on accounting research, its multidimensional impact on society from diverse methodological stands, highlighting emerging paths and innovative lines of enquiry.

As well as connecting scholars from a broad network of institutions the conference will benefit from the coordinated efforts of three research centres based in the School of Business and Management at Royal Holloway, which are strongly committed to interdisciplinary research perspectives: the Centre for Critical and Historical Research on Organisation and Society (CHRONOS), the Centre for Research into Sustainability (CRIS), and the Digital Organisation and Society Research Centre (DOS).

We invite researchers from all areas of the social sciences and humanities to submit papers. The conference format is intended to provide presenters with a constructive forum to discuss their research. All papers will undergo a double-blind review process. Accepted papers will be presented by a discussant, the author(s) will respond, and an open discussion will follow. Therefore, we require presenters of accepted papers to be willing to act as discussants and submitting authors to act as reviewers.

The conference is preceded by the Emerging Scholars Colloquium (ESC), 1-2 July 2024. PhD students conducting their PhD research in the field of interdisciplinary accounting research are encouraged to submit their work and attend.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the beautiful campus of Royal Holloway for an engaging and stimulating event!

For more information, please contact: ipa2024@rhul.ac.uk

  • Key Dates - 

    IPA Conference: July 03 – 05 2024

    Paper submission open: December 15 2023
    Paper submission deadline: January 31 2024
    Notification of acceptance: March 25 2024  

    ESC: July 01 – 02 2024
    Paper submission open: December 01 2023
    Application deadline: February 05 2024
    Notification of acceptance: March 25 2024

  • Conference Chairs - 
    Giulia Achilli, Elena Giovannoni, Susan O’Leary, and Helen Tregidga 
  • Organising Committee - 
    Gloria Agyemang, Yiannis Anagostopoulos, Rebecca Bolt, Junyuan Chen, Anastasios Evgenidis, Teddy Foster, Julinda Nuri, Christian Stadler, Saffet Uygur, Ling Xiao, and Nana Zhao 
  • Organisers of the Emerging Scholars Colloquium - 
    Christopher Napier, Christopher Nobes, and Leonardo Rinaldi

Lilie Chouliaraki 

Lilie Chouliaraki is Professor of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her work examines the ethical and political complexities of communicating human suffering in the media with emphasis on four domains in which suffering appears as a problem of communication: disaster news; humanitarian and human rights advocacy; war and conflict reporting; and migration news. Her recent work is on the cultural politics of victimhood in western societies.

Her books include 'Discourse in Late Modernity’ (1999), ‘The Spectatorship of Suffering’ (2006), ‘The Soft Power of War’ (ed., 2008), ‘The Ironic Spectator’ (2013), ‘The Routledge Handbook of Humanitarian Communication’ (co-ed, 2021) and ‘The Digital Border. Mobility, Technology, Power (2022). Lilie has also published over sixty articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes. She is the recipient of three international research awards, including the Outstanding Book of the Year and Lifetime Fellowship of the International Communication Association. 

Carlos Larrinaga

Carlos Larrinaga is Professor of Accounting at the University of Burgos, Spain. He is associated with the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research, University of St Andrews. He has studied the interplay between accounting and the natural environment since the early nineties and still perseveres. On that subject, Carlos has published in several interdisciplinary accounting journals. He serves on the editorial board of various journals and is an Associate Editor of the European Accounting Review.

Roundtable on “Interdisciplinary Accounting Research: Moving Forward”

The roundtable will reflect on the meaning of interdisciplinary accounting research and consider future challenges and opportunities for impactful research that contributes to accounting practice and scholarship.

Chair: Gloria Agyemang, Royal Holloway University of London

Panelists:

  • Jane Andrew, The University of Sydney
  • David Crvelin, HEC Paris
  • Ivo de Loo, Nyenrode Business University
  • Paolo Quattrone, Alliance Manchester Business School
  • Farzana Tanima, University of Wollongong

Gloria Agyemang is a Professor of Accounting at the School of Business and Management at Royal Holloway, University of London. Gloria’s diverse research interests include Performance Management; NGO Accountability, Management Control in Public Sector Organisations; Funding Issues in Public Sector Organisations; the Management of Educational institutions; Race, Culture and Diversity issues; Social and Environmental issues in Less Developed and Emerging Economies; Accounting for Migration-Immigration and Accounting for Crime. Gloria’s publications appear in leading accounting journals including Accounting, Auditing and Accountability; Critical Perspectives on Accounting and Accounting Forum. She is on the editorial board of several accounting journals and is committed to fostering curiosity and knowledge with emerging scholars in the field. Gloria was awarded the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) 2020 Distinguished Accounting Academic Award and was inducted into the AAAJ APIRA Hall of Fame in 2022. 

Jane Andrew is the Head of the Discipline of Accounting, Governance and Regulation at the University of Sydney. She is also co-editor-in-chief for Critical Perspectives on Accounting, and an associate editor for Abacus. Jane has a particular interest in the relationship between accounting information and public policy and has written extensively on public accountability, carbon accounting, immigration detention, prison privatisation and whistleblowing. All of Jane’s work has considered the impact of accounting on issues of equity, justice and well-being within the context of neoliberalism.

David Crvelin earned his Ph.D. from the University of Innsbruck, Austria. He then worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE) before joining HEC Paris in 2017. David’s main research focus is on the role of management control systems in the non-profit sector and civil society more generally. His current research projects also include the study of cost management algorithms in high-reliability infrastructures. In terms of broader theory development, David is particularly interested in the rather mundane aspects of accounting practice in everyday life. 

Ivo De Loo is Professor of Management Accounting & Control at Nyenrode Business University, Breukelen (the Netherlands). His research interests focus on how management accounting and control is shaped and changed in organizations, and what this means for the discharge of accountability, mainly using insights from practice theory and the application of visual and (auto)ethnographic research methods. He has also developed an interest in research methodology and interpretive research. He currently is a member of the editorial advisory board of Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, and the editorial board of Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management. 

Paolo Quattrone is Professor of Accounting, Governance and Society at the Alliance Manchester Business School, where he also leads the Centre for the Analysis of Investment Risk, and Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. He is interested in how the visible and the invisible, absences, no-things, ambiguity, mystery and the unknowable affect decision making, organizing, data visualizations, and governance. Paolo has published in leading journals in accounting and beyond such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Organization Studies, and Contemporary Accounting Research. He is the 5th recipient of the EIASM Interdisciplinary Leader Award and co-editor-in-chief of Organization Studies.

Farzana Tanima is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Business and Law, University of Wollongong, Australia, and a critical/qualitative researcher in accounting with an interest in the role that accounting plays in women's empowerment issues, particularly in developing country contexts. Farzana has publications within top ranked journals such as Accounting, Organisations and Society, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, and Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal. She is involved in various governance roles and is currently working as a co-network leader for Alternative Accounting Research Network, and Editorial Board Member and Social Media Leader - Academic for Critical Perspectives on Accounting Journal.

These rules and guidelines refer to submission of papers to the IPA 2024 main conference (3-5 July 2024)

Authors are invited to submit full papers. Paper submission for both in-person and virtual attendees is now open and will close on 31st January 2024, 23:59 GMT. To submit your paper please click on https://www.eventsforce.net/royalholloway/55/home 

A full paper is a complete scholarly research manuscript that could reasonably be submitted for publication in an academic journal.

Papers will be subject to initial review by a conference chair or member of the organising committee. Papers considered out of the scope of the conference will be rejected at this initial review stage. Papers progressing from the initial review stage, will then undergo a double-blind review process. Please do NOT include any type of information that can identify you, so no name, no address, no e-mail address, no acknowledgments or thanks should appear in your paper. Information typically provided on a cover page should only be entered on the on-line submission form. The first page of your paper should include the title of your paper, the abstract and the keywords. There is no specific manuscript format requested and no limit to the number of pages.

Papers can only be submitted electronically via the submission website (https://www.eventsforce.net/royalholloway/55/homewhere full submission details are provided. Papers received by postal mail or email  will not be considered. Papers should be submitted in English.  

Please note that several system-generated emails eg. acknowledgement of a submitted paper, invitations to review papers, decisions on acceptance/rejection, will be sent automatically from Royal Holloway's conference management software provider. Sometimes such messages can be intercepted on receipt by 'spam' filtration. Please check your filtered messages, 'clutter' or 'junk' mail folders for messages from cms@royalholloway.ac.uk, or cms@royalhollowaycommunications.ac.uk

Confirmation of acceptance or rejection will be given by 25th March 2024 and sent to the corresponding e-mail address of the presenting author, together with instructions for the Parallel Sessions. The presenter(s) of an accepted paper must register as a participant (in-person or virtual) for the conference before 30th April 2024. Please take into account that once a paper is included in the programme, the author should present it at the conference or officially notify the organisers of its withdrawal.

If the paper is accepted, the authors will have the option of allowing the release of the paper online to all conference delegates. The papers will be accessible as of 2 weeks prior to the conference until 2 weeks after the congress, and only to the delegates.

Each individual is limited to one personal appearance on the programme as a presenting author. In other words, an author can submit and present one paper only. However, a presenter can be a non-presenting co-author on additional papers.

In submitting papers to the conference, authors are fully responsible for ensuring that their paper is original, and that they are not committing any form of plagiarism. If signs of plagiarism are detected with reference to any paper submitted to the conference, at any time before, during or after the conference, the paper will be immediately withdrawn and cancelled from the conference program. Authors whose paper is withdrawn for the above reasons will still be able to attend the conference, but not present their paper, or withdraw, if still possible, following the same general rules and deadlines set for the conference.

Parallel sessions

In line with past IPA conferences, the presentation of each paper will be as follows. Each paper will beallocated 45 minutes: the discussant presents and comments on the paper for 20 minutes; then, the presenting author has 10 minutes for a response; after that, there will be 15 minutes for open discussion with the audience. Some sessions will be mixed in-person and virtual.

Should you have questions, please contact ipa2024@rhul.ac.uk

Submission categories

IPA 2024 employs a submission procedure that tries to capture the topic of a submitted paper. These topics will  assist the organisers prepare sessions. Consequently, authors are invited to submit papers to any of the categories indicated below:

Auditing (AU): Submissions in the area of auditing and assurance.

Accountability (ACC): Submissions with an interest in accountability and accountability relationships.

Accounting Education (AE): Submissions dealing with any educational aspects of accounting (e.g.  professional accountants, students, and pupils, and also institutions of education).

Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR): Submission in the area of financial accounting and the reporting of financial information (e.g. papers which focus on preparers; analysis of the choices and methods concerning the preparation of financial statements, accounting standards, as well as financial accounting and reporting institutions).

Accounting and Governance (GV): Submissions which relate to the interface between corporate governance and accounting.

Accounting History (HI): Submissions which adopt an historical perspective, and investigate historical issues of accounting thought and practices.

Critical Accounting (CR): Submissions that take a critical perspective and/or employ critical theory.

Accounting and Information Systems (AIS): Submissions in the area of the interface between accounting, information technology and systems.

Management Accounting (MA): Submissions in the area of management accounting and control systems, performance measurement and management.

Public Sector Accounting & Not-For-Profit Accounting (PSNP): Submissions on accounting in the public and voluntary sectors.

Sustainability Accounting (SA): Submissions dealing with all aspects of sustainability, social and environmental accounting.

Sustainability Reporting (SR): Submissions dealing with all aspects of sustainability reporting including the institutions that relate to it.

Ethics (ET): Submissions relating to the interface between accounting and ethics, as well as those utilising to ethical theories.

Taxation (TX): Submissions on the subject of taxation.

Methods (MD): Submissions which focus on method and methodology and accounting. 

Theory (TH): Submissions which focus on theory and theory development for accounting.

Professionals (PR): Submissions which relate to the analysis of the accounting profession and accounting professional bodies.

Other (OT): Please use this topic where your submission does not align with the other topic areas.

Oana Apostol, University of Turku

Max Baker, The University of Sydney

Jan Bebbington, Lancaster University

Albrecht Becker, University of Innsbruck

Christos Begkos, University of Manchester

Roel Boomsma, The University of Sydney

Niamh Brennan, University College Dublin

Judy Brown, Victoria University of Wellington

Chen Chen, Monash University

Christine Cooper, University of Edinburgh

Carolyn Cordery, Victoria University of Wellington

Thomas Cuckston, University of Birmingham

Colin Dey, University of Dundee

Jesse Dillard, Victoria University of Wellington

Tassiani Aparecida Dos Santos, Durham University

Jeff Everett, Schulich School of Business

Laurence Ferry, Durham University, Rutgers

Anne-Christine Frandsen, University of Birmingham

Clinton Free, The University of Sydney

Nicolas Garcia-Torea, Universidad de Burgos

Yves Gendron, Université Laval

Omiros Georgiou, University of Birmingham

Alessando Ghio, Université Laval

Delfina Gomes, University of Minho

Galina Goncharenko, Aston University

Cameron Graham, Schulich School of Business

Darlene Himick, University of Ottawa

Keith William Hoskin, University of Birmingham

Christian Huber, Copenhagen Business School

Alessandro Lai, University of Verona

Matias Laine, Tampere University

Yingru Li, University of Glasgow

Hannele Mäkelä, Tampere University

Melina Manochin, University of Birmingham

Daniel Martinez, HEC Paris

Laura Mazzola, Queen's University Belfast

Karen McBride, University of Portsmouth

Nick McGuigan, Monash University

Martin Messner, University of Innsbruck

Jeremy Morales, University of Bristol

Olatunde Julius Otusanya, University of Lagos

Tommaso Palermo, London School of Economics and Political Science

Tarek Rana, RMIT University

Ivana Raonic, Bayes Business School, City, University of London

João Paulo Resende de Lima, University of Glasgow

Silvana Revellino, University of Salerno

Michelle Rodrigue, Université Laval

Andrea Romi, Texas Tech University

Nick Rowbottom, University of Birmingham

Pasquale Ruggiero, University of Siena

Shona Russell, University of St Andrews Business School

Fernanda Figueiras Sauerbronn, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Daniela Senkl, University of Guelph

Konan Anderson Seny-Kan, Grenoble Ecole de Management

Teerooven Soobaroyen, Aston University

Matthew Sorola, TBS

Riccardo Stacchezzini, University of Verona

Ileana Steccolini, University of Essex, Università di Bologna

Torkel Strömsten, Stockholm School of Economics

Ian Thomson, University of Dundee

Carol Tilt, University of South Australia

Ioannis Tsalavoutas, University of Glasgow

Dale Tweedie, Macquarie University

Jonathan Tweedie, University of Manchester

Hendrik Vollmer, Warwick Business School

Rebecca Warren, University of Essex

Danture Wickramasinghe, University of Glasgow

Xinning Xiao, Monash University

David Gary Yates, University of Sheffield

Emerging Scholars Colloquium – 1st and 2nd July 2024

The Emerging Scholars Colloquium (ESC) takes place prior to the main Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Conference. For IPA 2024, “Emerging scholars" means students currently studying for a PhD programme and early career researchers (typically those who have been in an academic position involving a significant expectation of research for less than five years). 

The ESC is intended for emerging scholars working in the field of interdisciplinary accounting research and research into the social, political and organisational aspects of accounting. During the ESC emerging scholars will present and discuss their research with peers as well as established accounting researchers and get constructive feedback and advice.

Applicants should supply a curriculum vitae and an extended abstract or summary of the research (around 1500 words excluding references) that they wish to present at the Colloquium. Applicants should also submit a letter of support from their thesis/dissertation supervisor or a senior academic colleague. Please note that applicants cannot submit the same paper to both the Emerging Scholars Colloquium and the main conference. Submissions to the ESC Colloquium will need to be sent by email to ipa2024.esc@rhul.ac.uk

The IPA 2024 ESC faculty brings together the following established accounting scholars:

  • Jane Andrew, The University of Sydney
  • Gloria Agyemang, Royal Holloway University of London
  • David Cooper, Alberta School of Business and the University of Edinburgh
  • Ivo de Loo, Nyenrode Business University
  • Amanze Ejiogu, Sheffield Hallam University 
  • Silvia Jordan, University of Innsbruck 
  • Carlos Larrinaga, University of Burgos 
  • Andrea Mennicken, The London School of Economics and Political Science 
  • Giovanna Michelon, University of Bristol
  • Jan Mouritsen, Copenhagen Business School 
  • Christoph Pelger, University of Passau 
  • Eija Vinnari, Tempere University 

Registration for the IPA 2024 main Conference and Emerging Scholars Colloquium will be open from 1st April 2024. We ask presenting authors to register no later than 30th April 2024 to confirm participation in the Conference and ESC.

Registration fees:

Early bird conference only (until 30.04.2024): £400

Early bird conference and dinner (until 30.04.2024): £465

Regular fee conference only: £450

Regular fee conference and dinner: £515

ESC fee colloquium only: £200

ESC fee colloquium and main IPA conference: £350

ESC fee colloquium, main IPA conference and dinner: £415

Registration will close on 1st June 2024.

Virtual attendance will be available for the main conference at a reduced fee. More information soon.

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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Conference (IPA) - Windsor Building

Emerging Scholars Colloquium (ESC) - Moore Building 

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