Accounting Research in Central & South America

Posted by BAHA DIYAROV - Mar 15, 2023

Within the series of virtual conversations on “Diversity and Equity”, the European Accounting Association (EAA) Virtual Activities Committee is delighted to invite you to the event “Accounting Research in Central & South America”, which will take place on Zoom, on April 19th, 2023, at 2:15 – 3:45 pm CET.

Registration is free and open here.

Central & South America consists of a diverse set of countries that nonetheless face common political, economic, and social problems; among these, high inequality and volatile growth, which have contributed throughout the years to high levels of poverty. However, since the 2000s, many countries in the region have reduced inflation, brought external debts under control, and improved on most of the key economic and social performance indexes. These structural changes achieved by the Central & South American countries have attracted the attention of external investors, as well as large international audiences. In spite of a vibrant and growing accounting literature emanating from researchers in the region, international research communities still lack a systematic understanding of accounting issues within the context of Central & South America.

We welcome you to join Fábio Frezatti, Giogio Gotti, Thuy Tran, Mary Vera-Colina (Speakers), and Claudio Wanderley (Moderator) in accounting research in Central & South America. The speakers involved in this virtual conversation will offer an overview of the accounting research conducted in the context of Central & South America to advance the understanding of issues related to this region. The event aims to engage with researchers that work on the field or want to know more about it, and provide the opportunity for new collaborations.

We hope you can join the conversation. If you have any questions you would like to be discussed, please submit your questions using the registration link.

We thank the speakers and the EAA for their support, and we look forward to welcoming you to this conversation.

EAA Virtual Activities Committee


Fábio Frezatti, Professor of Accounting at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He is the former Dean of the São Paulo University Business School. He was member of the board of directors of the European Accounting association (EAA, Central & South America representative). He was the founder and first president of the Brazilian Accounting Association (ANPCONT). He was also a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAEER). He is editor-in-chief of the ‘Contabilidade e Finanças’ Journal. He has published his research in a range of highly ranked academic outlets, e.g., Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, European Accounting Review, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Management & Governance, among others.

Giogio Gotti, Professor of Accounting and the Director of the School of Accountancy at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He is serving in the Board of Directors of the American Accounting Association (AAA) with a 3-year term (2020-2023) as Director – Focusing on International. His research interests include international and financial accounting. He is the co-author of the North American best seller textbook International Accounting, published by McGraw Hill. His papers have been published in the International Journal of Accounting, Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of International Accounting Research, Journal of International Accounting, Auditing & Taxation, Management International Review, Journal of Business Ethics, among others.

Thuy Tran, Research Associate at the Justus Liebig University Giessen in Germany. She completed her Ph.D. in sustainability accounting at the University of Kassel. She has been a mentee in the Research Mentoring Scheme of the British Accounting and Finance Association. Her primary research interests are education for sustainable development, environmental management accounting, and accounting for modern slavery. Her research is international in scope and includes studies of innovative pedagogies (animated videos, podcasts, and case studies) as well as on integrating sustainability into accounting curricula in Latin America, Germany, England, and Vietnam. She was awarded a Visiting Professorship at the Externado University of Colombia in 2022. She also won the best Teaching Case Study Award at the 2020 International Food and Agribusiness Management Association Conference. As an emerging scholar, she has actively engaged with international academic communities in various roles, including as a guest speaker at renowned universities (National University of Colombia), an invited reviewer at leading academic journals (Accounting Education), and the chair of an accounting education session (44th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association).

Mary Vera-Colina, Migrant woman, mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, mentor, promoter of equity and diversity, explorer of the world, learner. Professional background: Public Accountant and Economist. PhD in Economics, Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela. Associate Professor at the National University of Colombia, in financial accounting courses and research seminars. Some networks and communities: INTERGES, CONTOD@S, QRCA, REDCOFIN and others. Research topics: Management in MSMEs, Business and accounting education, Gender studies. She actively participates in projects that promote inclusion and diversity.


Claudio Wanderley, Associate Professor at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil. He is member of the board of directors of the European Accounting Association (EAA, Central & South America representative). He is the former Director of Institutional Relations of the Brazilian Accounting Association (ANPCONT), and former member of the Executive Committee of the International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAEER), and the American Accounting Association (AAA) Global Engagement Committee. He is associate editor of the ‘Contabilidade e Finanças’ Journal. He has had a number of research projects funded by renowned organizations such as Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). He has published his research in a range of highly rated academic outlets (e.g., Management Accounting Research; Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal; and Accounting Forum).

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