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Playing with Legos … stimulating critical thinking and active learning

Prof. dr. Patricia Everaert and dr. Evelien Opdecam provided an invited Class Room Session at the EAA in Valencia on Wednesday 10th of May, 2017.  They instructed colleagues on active learning by playing with Legos. “By playing a part of the Redesign Game with real Lego-bricks, participants felt how the Redesign Game works for the student. Colleague academics from all over the world experienced the fun of active learning in small teams, which provided ideas to…
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PATRICIA EVERAERT
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ARC – the digital transformation of the EAA community

The launch of the Accounting Resources Centre (ARC) is a milestone in the 40 year history of the EAA.  Today’s academic knowledge creation and diffusion has changed to a highly networked process where digital interaction becomes increasingly important. Young scholars are used to live both in a real (tangible) and digital world, as reflected in their use of online social platforms, banking, shopping etc. In addition to the annual meeting, talent workshop and the doctoral events (PhD…
PHILIP JOOS
PHILIP JOOS
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The Doctorate in Accountancy in Europe: 4.1

My 'favorite' explanations for the low propensity to do a Doctorate in Accountancy in Europe are two. In addition to poor design. These two will no doubt also draw comments. Evidently, there will be other causes. 1. A narrow attitude among European accountancy faculty regarding the aim of an Accountancy Doctorate. That keeps the number of doctoral candidates in Accountancy low. The 'holy' aim of most Accountancy professors is for all new Doctors to go…
WILLEM BUIJINK
WILLEM BUIJINK
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The Doctorate in Accountancy in Europe: 4.0

Apart from taking a stand on the design of an Accountancy Doctorate/PhD in Europe, there is something else that the EAA (community) should address relevant for that Doctorate. That is the (very) low Doctorate Propensity in Accountancy in Europe. That topic deserves a further series of posts, but I will just do the introduction to the problem here in 2 posts. Doctorate propensity in an academic area is the number of Doctorates in that area…
WILLEM BUIJINK
WILLEM BUIJINK
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Working in different countries as an accounting scholar – Perspectives on research, teaching and beyond

"Perspectives on working as an accounting scholar on both sides of the pond" is an interview from the "EAA Newsletter – Interview series" with Martin Holzhacker about his insights on the day‐to‐day life on the job, particularly on research, teaching or the job market, as well as on other institutional features of three different academic environments (Germany, the Netherlands, and the US). Working in different countries as an accounting scholar – Perspectives on research, teaching and beyond From…
Sebastian D. Becker
Sebastian D. Becker
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Choosing a PhD-program in accounting: coursework is not a cost but an investment!

When I started my PhD in September 2006 at KU Leuven, which is also the school at which I obtained my BSc and MSc in Business Economics, I was happy to see that I only had to follow 5 courses in the first year of my PhD. My reasoning at that point in time was that a lower amount of courses would give me more time for research. None of the courses I had to…
BART DIERYNCK
BART DIERYNCK
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EAA Talent Workshop – Attending a job market conference after your PhD in Accounting

&#8220;How to get a job after your PhD in Accounting: Experiences from attending the first EAA Talent Workshop&#8221; is an interview from the &#8220;EAA Newsletter &#8211; Interview series&#8221; with Claudia Imperatore about her insights from attending the first job market conference in Madrid: The EAA Talent Workshop. She also attended the Miami job market conference and shares the Do&#8217;s and Dont&#8217;s and some general information about such conferences. EAA Talent Workshop &#8211; Attending a job…
Sebastian D. Becker
Sebastian D. Becker
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Getting started with the Jupyter Notebook

During the last EAA meeting (2016, Maastricht) I was asked to give a short talk during the PhD Forum on the topic of using a tool called the Jupyter Notebook to increase the replicability and transparancy of our research: The slides are available here: https://goo.gl/kjcwfv &nbsp; Understand the Jupyter Notebook There are three components to project Jupyter. The Jupyter Notebook which is accessed and used through your browser The Jupyter Server that is run on…
Ties de Kok
Ties de Kok
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The Doctorate in Accountancy in Europe: 3.4

About Martin&#39;s note: economic analysis also allows for market failure and organizational failure. That is not discussed in his note. A candidate searching for a doctoral program will have far greater information problems in this &#39;market&#39; than the Schools looking for talent. Schools can easily require an entrance exam or a GMAT test result to determine candidate capability and promise. Organizational setup of Schools, conservative staff without a research attitude but with power, can block…
WILLEM BUIJINK
WILLEM BUIJINK
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The Doctorate (PhD) in Accountancy in Europe: 3.3

Martin Walker (Manchester University) also wrote about Master/PhD training in the EAA Newsletter. That note appeared in the first issue of 2015. He was a member of the EAA Management Committee at the time. The title of his note in the Newsletter was &#8216;Key Issues to Consider Before Registering for a PhD&#8217;. His focus is on the decisions of a Bachelor or Master graduate trying to decide where in Europe, or elsewhere, to start doing…
WILLEM BUIJINK
WILLEM BUIJINK
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