CALL FOR PAPERS – 2023 Annual Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change Symposium

Nov 08, 2023
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Aug 31, 2023

2023 Annual Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change Symposium

(Face-to-face and virtual)

8th and 9th November 2023, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia



Deadline for online submission: 31 August 2023


Key themes:

UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, Governance, Accountability, and Organizational Change


The 2023 Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change (JAOC) symposium will be held in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Conference is organized by JAOC with hosting and support from Prince Sultan University.

JAOC, published by Emerald Group Publishing, is designed to provide a platform for interdisciplinary researchers and practitioners to disseminate information on contemporary organizational changes and accounting practices in industry, public and non-profit organizations, or in the private sector.


Keynote speakers:


  1. Professor Carol Adams

Editor-in-Chief, Sustainability Accounting Management and Policy Journal

Durham University, UK

  1. Professor Thomas Ahrens

Associate Editor, Management Accounting Research

United Arab Emirates University

  1. Emeritus Professor Lord Prem Sikka

The University of Sheffield and The University of Essex.

  1. Helen Patridge

Director, Accountancy Education, IFAC


Empirical and review papers are sought from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives. We welcome manuscripts from emerging, developed economies and gulf nations in the following areas: the public and private sectors.

  • UN sustainable development goals, organizational change, and accounting’s role therein
  • Interface between data analytics and accounting
  • Future of the accounting profession in the changing digitalized environment
  • Governance, policy change, social transformation, and accounting
  • Changes in social and environmental accounting and performance reporting
  • Accountability and performance in the public and private sectors
  • Accounting change in gulf nations and MENA countries
  • Public sector reform and accounting change in Gulf nations and MENA countries
  • Corporate failure and auditing change
  • Independence of auditors, ethics, and accounting professions
  • Digital auditing and forensic accounting


These themes are only indicative. Papers outside of these themes with relevance to understanding the role of accounting in organizational (and social) change are also welcome. Only full papers will be considered for presentation.

All manuscripts submitted will normally only be considered for conference subject to a detailed blind review by at least two reviewers. The Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change will publish a special issue in late 2024 or early 2025.


Registration fee: Free


Conference website:


General inquiries:

Prof. Zahirul Hoque, Editor-in-Chief, JAOC (Co-chair)

Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia


Submission-related inquiries:

Prof. Francisco Bastida

Co-chair, Conference Scientific Committee

Prince Sultan University


by JAOC with hosting and support from Prince Sultan University
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