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 submissions@cigar2019.nl. Participants will be notified of acceptance by 19 April. Full papers or final versions of the papers should be submitted by 13 May 2019.