BAFA Annual Conference 2018, 10-11 April, London

August 21, 2017

BAFA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2018 WITH DOCTORAL MASTERCLASSES

Monday 9 – Wednesday 11 April 2018

Central Hall Westminister, London

Central Hall Westminster, London, United Kingdom

Tuesday 10 – Wednesday 11 April 2018

with Doctoral Masterclasses Monday 9 April 2018

The British Accounting and Finance Association is pleased to announce the 2018 Annual Conference, London. Our strategic aims are to be:

  • a vibrant association of choice for accounting and finance academics;
  • the voice and resource of the accounting and finance community; and
  • campaigners for accounting and finance research and pedagogy.

2018 is being designated as the year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the British Accounting Review, and we have booked the prestigious Central Hall Westminister venue for the conference.

The British Accounting Association grew out of the Association of University Teachers of Accounting and its newsletter began in 1966. Around 1968, the content began to expand to become the journal British Accounting Review in 1983. There are now six issues per year, with one issue per year being developed as a specialist finance paper issue in recognition of the expansion of the Association in 2012 to be the British Accounting and Finance Association.

In 2015, the British Accounting Review received the Thompson Reuters Journal Citation Report, Clarivate Analytics Impact Factor of 1.340.For 2017, the journal has been awarded an Impact Factor of 2.135 and is 14th in the list of all Business and Finance journals.

Speakers

Professor Werner De Bondt, Driehaus Center for Behavioral Finance, DePaul University, Chicago

Professor Luciano Floridi FAcSS, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, and The Alan Turing Institute

Professor Jeffery Unerman, BAFA Distinguished Accounting Academic 2016, Royal Holloway University of London

Registration

Opens: 3 January 2018
Closes for main conference presenters: 1 February 2018
Closes 
for Doctoral Masterclass presenters: 1 March 2018
Closes 
for non-presenters: 23 March 2018


This year the registration fees are:

Both tickets include all conference sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday, refreshments, the conference dinner, the early bird reception and access to the online programme. For PhD students,the ticket also includes the doctoral masterclasses on Monday.

Buying a ticket registers you for this event. Tickets to BAFA conferences are only available to members. To purchase a ticket, log in to your account on the BAFA Membership Portal(https://members.bafa.ac.uk/) and click the ‘Purchase Tickets’ button. Select the appropriate ticket for the event you want to attend, and follow instructions. If you are not already a member of BAFA, please sign up for membership at https://members.bafa.ac.uk/sig.

NOTENo late payments will be considered in 2018. We will not accept payment for the conference at the registration desk.

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Online Submission Opens: 1 September 2017
Closes: 5 December 2017


We invite submissions of full papers on any topic from academics, final-year PhD students, and practitioners in the disciplines of accounting and finance.

Papers will be reviewed by subject specialists drawn from our special interest groups and associates, and as we are increasing the number of other events at the conference, there will be some restrictions placed on the number of presentation slots available.

We aim to provide a showcase for innovative research and teaching in accounting and finance. Streams for 2018 include:

  • Financial Reporting and Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting (including Accounting History)
  • Accounting Education
  • Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies
  • Corporate Governance
  • Public Services and Charities
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Corporate Finance
  • Asset Pricing
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Financial Data Science and Econometrics

New in 2018! Our Early Career Researcher sessions will allow final-year PhD students and those who have completed their PhD within the last five years an opportunity to present their work and get feedback from invited faculty and others in smaller sessions.

NOTE: Late submissions will be considered for a waiting list, to be notified after 1 February 2018. No late payments will be considered in 2018. We will not accept payment for the conference at the registration desk.

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE DOCTORAL MASTERCLASSES

Our doctoral masterclasses will offer support and opportunities for feedback and participation, including:

  • talks and events throughout the conference;
  • a designated academic to provide support and feedback throughout the conference;
  • networking and job seeking events;

Important: There will be events for PhD students throughout the conference. However, PhD students will be able to present in either the main conference or the doctoral masterclasses but not both. Please read the instructions below carefully.

Choose only ONE of the following options

OPTION 1

Online Submission Opens: 1 September 2017
Closes: 5 December 2017


Doctoral students in their third year and beyond have the opportunity to submit FULL papers to the Early Career Parallel sessions in the main conference. They will get feedback from designated persons in the conference who will attend their presentation and offer feedback following the session, as well as receiving feedback in the session from the audience.

Papers that are not accepted for presentation in one of the sessions on 10–11 April 2018 will be automatically be given a place in the doctoral masterclasses on 9 April 2018.

OPTION 2

Online Submission Opens: 3 January 2018
Closes: 31 January 2018


All doctoral students are invited to submit an ABSTRACT for the doctoral masterclasses on Monday, 9 April 2018, unless they have submitted a paper to the main conference. Students will be invited to present their own work, and will get feedback from faculty and other students.

Students are expected to attend all sessions on Monday 9 April and will only be awarded a certificate of attendance on this basis. Students are also expected to attend the whole conference.

There are 80 places available on a first-come, first served basis. Once the quota is full, your name will be placed on a waiting list.

Acceptances will be notified on a weekly basis until 31 January 2018.

NOTE: Late submissions will be considered for a waiting list, to be notified after 1 February 2018. No late payments will be considered in 2018. We will not accept payment for the conference at the registration desk.

Important Dates

1 September 2017—online paper submission opens for the main conference

5 December 2017—deadline for submissions to the main conference

Paper acceptance notifications by 3 January 2018

3 January 2018—online abstract submission opens for the masterclasses

31 January 2018—deadline for submissions to the doctoral masterclasses

Acceptances will be notified on a weekly basis until 31 January 2018

1 March 2018—deadline for online submission of revised papers

10 March 2018—detailed presentation programme announced

3 April 2018—online programme available

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