The International Accounting & Finance Doctoral Symposium is a collaborative initiative between a number of universities and academic organisations with the sole aim to provide the world's future researchers with a solid foundation for their nascent careers. In its 7th year, the symposium has attracted top quality students and early career researchers from around the world, many of whom are now faculty members in top universities. Previous symposia have been held in Bologna (2013) Glasgow (2012), Salamanca (2011), and Prato (2008 - 2010).
Every symposium is characterised by the intensive engagement with top academics. A key success factor and major attraction of the symposium is the one-on-one feedback that attendees receive on work they present at the event. Feedback from past attendees has been overwhelmingly positive, with the majority indicating the symposium had exceeded their expectations, highlighting that detailed feedback from reviewers and personal interactions at the event were perceived to be important to them. For example, one student wrote on the feedback questionnaire: âThe overall strength of this symposium is its international focus, the opportunity to network with students and receive detailed feedback from other staff members. The topics presented at the conference are interesting and quite helpful to developing future researchâ.
CALL FOR PAPERS
8th INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING & FINANCE DOCTORAL SYMPOSIUM 2015 Monday 15th - Wednesday 17th June 2015 University of Ljubljana, Slovenia http://www.iafds.org/
Programme Chairs: Prof Aljosa Valentincic & Prof Robert Faff
The 8th International Accounting & Finance Doctoral Symposium, which is focused on developing the research strengths and skills of doctoral students, is hosted by the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia in partnership with University of Queensland, University of Strathclyde, Trondheim Business School, SKEMA Business School, University of Bangor, University of Bologna and the University of Leeds.
The symposium builds on the tremendous success of the previous meetings, which took place in Trondheim (2014), Bologna (2013), Glasgow (2012), Salamanca (2011), and Prato (2008-2010). IAFDS 2015 offers an excellent opportunity for students to present their work to an international audience outside their usual University environment. Prominent professors and researchers in the fields of finance, accounting and banking attend the symposium and provide detailed feedback to individual participants on their research.
Each participant will receive a written review of their submitted paper, the opportunity to present their work to leading professors, a detailed one-on-one discussion with an experienced academic about their paper, and an excellent networking experience with other doctoral students from around the globe.
We seek original empirical papers in the fields of accounting, banking and finance, with an emphasis on findings that contribute to solving the outstanding research problems that are of significant impact to these fields.
PAPER SUBMISSION INFORMATION:
The submission should be either: (a) pitch paper or (b) completed full paper (with analysis/results). Each submission will be reviewed by the Doctoral Symposium programme committee. The main evaluation criteria are:
- Quality and originality of research
- The potential for impact
- Relevance to the accounting, banking and finance disciplines.
Only electronic submissions in PDF or Word format will be considered.
PARTICIPATION FEE (WAIVED):
Accepted student to the programme will receive a waived fee. This waived fee covers registration, symposium documents, a welcome pack, lunches, refreshments and the Welcome Reception and Gala dinner.
An information pack including information on hotel accommodation and their costs, symposium venue details, travel information and general information on Ljubljana will be provided with the notification of acceptance (by the 5th of June, 2015).
Electronic Submission Deadline for papers: 29th May, 2015
All submissions should be sent to the following e-mail addresses: