Dec 03 2009

Workshop on Auditing and Financial Accounting Research

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Call for papers: Workshop on Auditing and Financial Accounting Research

University of Vaasa on February 11-12, 2010

PhD students and others interested in auditing and financial accounting research are very welcome again to the AFAR workshop in Vaasa! The goal is to gather PhD students and others interested in the area, to make contacts and to discuss our research papers. The workshop is supported by the projects of Academy of Finland (Grant No 126630) and Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Project Nr. 40101/08).

The topic scope is intended to be broad and includes research about all fields of financial accounting and auditing research. The workshop is open to doctoral students as well as more established researchers. PhD students are particularly encouraged to submit preliminary drafts and work in process. All accepted papers will be published in workshop proceedings.

The best student paper presented at the workshop written by a doctoral candidate will be awarded a prize of 500 EUR.

Special issues 2010 are “Success within legal reorganizations: Considerations for entry, process and emergency” and “Measuring solvency”. The best papers dealing with the issues will be published in World Journal of Financial Management (WJFM), when fulfilling the publishing criteria, and awarded a prize of 2000 EUR.

The deadline for submission of an abstract is December 15th and the deadline for registration and submission of full papers is January 20th. Abstracts and papers should be sent as an e-mail attachment to (preferably in pdf format). All papers accepted for presentation will be commented on by a discussant. Persons not planning to present are also welcome to participate. Experienced researchers are asked to be prepared to act as a discussant.

The workshop will be visited by Professor Aasmund Eilifsen from the Department of Accounting, Auditing and Law in Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. His research interests are mainly on auditing area and he has been publishing in national and international journals including Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, European Accounting Review, International Journal of Auditing, and European Journal of Operational Research.

The workshop will be held at the University of Vaasa on February 11-12, 2010. The registration fee is 75 EUR (covers lunches and dinner on Thursday evening). Participants are expected to cover their own traveling and accommodation expenses.

Registration, accommodation information and other information about the workshop will be available later at:

For further information, please contact:

Professor Teija Laitinen
University of Vaasa
P.O.Box 700
FI-65101 Vaasa
Phone: +358-324 8536
E-mail: teija.laitinen(a)