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PhD Forum 2018

PhD Forum 2018


Wednesday, 30th May 2018 – 08:00-12:30
Bocconi University, Room MANFREDINI, Via Sarfatti 25


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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. 

The PhD Forum will take place in the Bocconi University on Wednesday 30th May 2018 from 08.00 to 12.30hrs, just before the opening session of the EAA Annual Congress 2018 (

The PhD Forum is a great opportunity for PhD students as well as for Assistant Professors or Lecturers in Accounting who do not have a permanent position yet, or Postdocs in Accounting to network and gain insight into academic accounting research and its environment through the speakers. The Forum, which 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, may also provide information as to how to establish contacts for entering the job market.

Please address questions to Thorsten Sellhorn ( or Philip Joos (


  1. To complement EAA's offering in terms of doctoral education and emerging scholar promotion;
  2. To foster networking of doctoral students with established scholars and each other;
  3. To increase the visibility of EAA and its Accounting Research Center (ARC) within the community of doctoral students.


08:00 – 08:30    Welcome Coffee

08:30 – 08:35    Welcome Addresses

Philip Joos, Tilburg University, EAA President
Miles Gietzman, Bocconi University, EAA 2018 Congress Chair

08:35 – 09:30    Update on EAA Doctoral Activities and the EAA Accounting Research Centre (ARC)

Philip Joos, Tilburg University, EAA President
– Mark Clatworthy, University of Bristol, ARC Committee Chair
Giovanna Michelon, University of Exeter, ARC Editor-in-Chief
Beatriz Garcia-Osma, Carlos III University, ARC Senior Editor (Peer Mentoring)

Salvador Carmona, IE Business School, EAA Past President and
                                  EAA Talent Workshop Organizer
Sarah Kröchert, Humboldt University of Berlin, EAA Talent Workshop Participant

09:30 – 10:45    Plenary: Digitalization and Accounting Research: Towards a Research Agenda

Mark Clatworthy, University of Bristol
Thorsten Sellhorn, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Glen Gray, California State University
Al Bhimani, London School of Economics

10:45 – 11:15    Coffee break

11:15 – 12:30    Breakout sessions

1. Audit research (syllabus)
     – Gilad Livne, University of Exeter
2. Bayesian statistics in accounting research (syllabus)
      – Harm A. Schütt, LMU Munich School of Management

3. Python and textual analysis in accounting research (presentation:
      – Ties de Kok, Tilburg University

12:30 – 12:45    Sandwich lunch

12:45 – 14:30    Congress Opening Session

Registration to the PhD Forum 2018 can only be done simultaneously with the registration to the EAA Annual Congress 2018 via the online registration system. Please note that you will be asked to send a proof :

  • Either of your PhD status (e.g. a letter signed by your Supervisor)
  • Or a proof of your Assistant or Postdoc status (e.g. a letter signed by your Department Head)

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