13 & 14 June 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The theme of the 17 biennial CIGAR conference is ‘Alternative views on Public Sector Accounting and Financial Management’. Scholars outside the domains of accounting and public sector (e.g., psychology, ecology) will be asked to give their opinion on our research field in the plenary sessions. Furthermore, colleagues will be encouraged to submit papers in which non-traditional theories and research approaches are used, such as the use of big data for analysis. Of course, papers using more traditional theories and approaches are also very welcome. Invited speakers include prof. dr. Gerda van Dijk (professor in Organizational Ecology) and the president of the Netherlands Court of Audit. In addition to the plenary sessions focused around the conference theme, the last day a session will be scheduled in which an overview is presented with regard to the current state of IPSAS and EPSAS. The conference will be concluded with the General Assembly of the CIGAR Network. Furthermore, next to the parallel sessions, some special workshops will be organized, including a publishers forum.
Colleagues interested in participating in this conference, are very welcome to submit an abstract (1-2 pages) or full paper to the conference organizers via firstname.lastname@example.org. Papers on the full scope of public sector accounting and financial management are welcome, but we especially encourage you to submit papers in which non-traditional issues, theoretical lenses, and research methods are used. Furthermore, in line with the goals of the CIGAR Network, we also emphasize the importance of comparative studies as a source of better understanding of public sector practices.
PhD students are invited to submit either an extended abstract, a proposal or a full paper on any topic related to public sector accounting in its widest scope. Selected participants are expected to present their research project/paper to colleague students, assisted by two senior researchers in order to receive fruitful suggestions and valuable feedback. The seminar, chaired by Susana Jorge and Dorothea Greiling, offers the opportunity to join a growing community of young scholars interested in governmental accounting research. The PhD Seminar will precede the main conference, and take place on Wednesday June 12.