Emerging Researchers Consortium in Accounting (June 6-8, 2021)


Applications are now welcome to attend the Emerging Researchers Consortium in Accounting. This 2-day event will be conducted by Professors Christine Botosan, DJ Nanda and Maria Correia.

Relevant Questions, Substantive Theory and Carefully Executed Designs: Searching for the Fit

The ERC aims at exposing emerging scholars to the most current and both theoretically and practically relevant research trends in accounting. The three sessions are conducted by top-quality researchers in different fields; the informal sessions will let participants interact and getting feedback on their research projects. Each session will feature the following format: (i) a master-class led by the resident faculty on a specific topic in accounting; (ii) a presentation round in which early-stage researchers will present their work and receive feedback from the audience.

Application Process:

The consortium is open to all PhD students and emerging researchers (max three years from the award of the PhD) in Accounting. Applicants should submit a summary (max 2,000 words) of their research project (either a working paper or extracts of the PhD thesis) before May 1st, 2021.

The submission should be structured (preferably) as follows:
(i) Motivation/Research Questions;
(ii) Theory and Hypotheses Development (do not use too much space to review extant literature but motivate your hypotheses/propositions);
(iii) Methods and Research Design. We expect this to be a substantial part of the submission. Discuss the data gathering process, introduce key variables and illustrate the analyses you intend to carry out;
(iv) Expected Results & Contribution. A preview will suffice.

Attendance to the consortium is free of charge.
We encourage all ERCs to stay on for the Accounting Workshop (July 8-9). Places for both events are limited and anyone wishing to attend should register as soon as possible.

Application & Registration Info

Date of ERC: July 6-8, 2021
Venue: online
ERC Fee: waived
ERC & Workshop Fee: waived
Deadline Submission of Applications: May 1st, 2021
Notification of Acceptance: May 8th, 2021
Registration Deadline: June 4th, 2021