Call and Submissions

Colleagues interested in participating in this conference are very welcome to submit their abstract and/or (working) paper. Papers on the full scope of public sector accounting and financial management are welcome. This year, we wish to particularly focus on the following non-limiting list of themes:

  • Non-traditional issues, theoretical lenses, and research methods, such as:
    • Language and narrative analysis of accounting information
    • Public sector accounting and organizational culture
    • “Wicked” problems facing accounting and society
    • Inter- and multidisciplinary projects involving accounting
    • Big data analysis in the public sector
    • Computational learning influences on the accounting profession
  • Emergent themes in accounting literature, such as:
    • Meaningful and durable participatory budgeting
    • Social and Environmental Accounting
    • Ethical considerations behind management accounting in the public sector
    • Discursive legitimation and rhetorical strategies
    • Integrated Reporting and Integrated Thinking
    • Performativity of accounting information
  • International comparative studies as a source for a better (mutual) understanding of public sector practices
  • International and European harmonization in public sector accounting by means of IPSAS/EPSAS
    • Advantages and disadvantages for countries of embarking on such a process
    • Motivations for countries to move towards international/European standards
    • The nuances between IPSAS and EPSAS
    • Considerations in the IPSAS/EPSAS and governance processes
  • Stakeholder-perceived usefulness and actual use of financial information

Submissions to the Main Conference
Please submit abstracts (1-2 pages) and include full contact details by 25 March 2019 to the conference organizers via Participants will be notified of acceptance by 19 April. Full papers or final versions of the papers should be submitted by 13 May 2019.