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PhD Forum

PhD Forum 2015


Tuesday, 28th April 2015 – 08:00-12:45
Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Glasgow 
Meeting room "Boisdale"

The EAA PhD Forum, launched in 2013, is an initiative of the EAA to help and promote PhD students in accounting. The PhD Forum is part of the EAA Annual Congress. Only PhD students that will attend the congress are able to register for the PhD Forum.

The PhD Forum will take place in the meeting room "Boisdale" of the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) on Tuesday 28th April 2015 from 08.00 to 12.45hrs, just before the opening session of the EAA Annual Congress 2015 (

The PhD Forum is a great opportunity for PhD students to network and gain insight into academic accounting research and its environment through the speakers. It may also provide information as to how to establish contacts for entering the job market. The Forum is open to PhD students pursuing research in any topic areas (financial accounting, managerial accounting, audit, tax, etc.) and using any research method (empirical-archival, analytical modelling, behavioural, etc.) related to the EAA.


  1. To complement EAA's offering in terms of doctoral activities and education;
  2. To foster networking of PhD students with established scholars and each other;
  3. To increase the visibility of EAA within the community of PhD students.


08:00 – 08:25    Welcome address

Ann Jorissen, EAA President, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Christine Cooper, EAA 2015 Congress Chair, University of Strathclyde, Scotland, U.K.

                         Update on EAA Doctoral Activities (presentation)

– Philip Joos, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands
Thorsten Sellhorn, LMU Munich, Germany

08:30 – 09:45    Plenary session:  Opportunities and Challenges for Evidence-Informed Standard 
                                                   Setting and Regulation

Christian Leuz, University of Chicago, U.S.A.  (presentation)
Alan Teixeira, IASB, U.K.  (presentation)

09:45 – 10:15    Coffee break

10:15 – 11:00    Plenary session: Towards greater rookie mobility in Europe (preview)

Igor Goncharov, Lancaster University, U.K.  (presentation)
Thomas Jeanjean, Dean for Executive Education, ESSEC Business School, France
Urska Kosi, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria  (presentation)
Peter Pope, The London School of Economics and Political Science, U.K.

VIDEOS of plenary sessions: Please click here:
Video 1
Video 2
Video 3
Video 4

11:00 – 11:15    Intermission (participants to change rooms)

11:15 – 12:15    Breakout sessions

1. Trends in empirical tax research  (presentation)
    (room "Carron 1")

       Martin Jacob, WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany
2. Automated text analysis / extraction techniques for qualitative data
(working title) (presentation)
    (room "Carron 2")

       Steven Young, Lancaster University, U.K.  (presentation)

3. Trends in management accounting: Editors' perspectives (preview + reading)
    (room "Dochart 1")

       Wim Van der StedeMAR Editor, The London School of Economics and
       Political Science, U.K.  (presentation)
       Laurence van Lent, EAR Editor, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands

4. Experimental accounting research (presentation)
    (room "Dochart 2")

       Victor Maas, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
       Steven Salterio, Queen's School of Business, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

12:20                Farewell address and sandwich lunch

12:45 – 13:40    Congress Opening Session

Attendance will be limited to those PhD students and emerging scholars who are registered for the Congress.

Registration to the PhD Forum 2015 can only be done simultaneously with the registration to the EAA Annual Congress 2015 via the online registration system. Please note that you will be asked to send a proof of your PhD status.