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PhD Forum 2023

Wednesday, 24th May 2023 – 08:00-12:00

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 on Wednesday 24th May 2023 from 08.00 to 12.00hrs.

The PhD Forum is a great opportunity for research master studentsPhD 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 (analytical modelling, behavioural, case study, empirical-archival, etc.) related to the EAA, may also provide information as to how to establish contacts for entering the job market.

Please address questions to Juan Manuel GARCÍA LARA (   


  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 Resources Center (ARC) within the community of doctoral students.



08:00 – 08:15 Welcome coffee & tea

08:15 – 08:20 Welcoming address – U2, First floor, Undergraduate center

                        -Annalisa PRENCIPE (Bocconi University, EAA President)

                        -Seppo IKÄHEIMO (Aalto University, EAA Congress Chair)

08:20 – 08:50 Update on PhD activities and EAA Accounting Resources Centre

                        -Tami DINH (University of St. Gallen) – presentation

08:50 – 10:00 Plenary session: Reflections on the publication and refereeing process, views from the current and incoming editors of European Accounting Review.

                           -Amir AMEL-ZADEH (University of Oxford, European Accounting Review joint incoming editor).

                       -Matias LAINE (Tampere University, European Accounting Review joint incoming editor).

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee/Tea break

10:30 – 12:00 Break out sessions

                          1. Shannon ANDERSON (University of California, Davis):  “Finding (research) opportunity in adversity: Cost Management and Management Control accounting during the pandemic” – U1, First floor, Undergraduate center


                         2. James A. OHLSON (Stockholm School of Economics and City University of Hong Kong): “Empirical Research: Making it Credible” – U3, First floor, Undergraduate center


                         3. Ann VANSTRAELEN (University of Maastricht): “Audit quality research” – U4, First floor, Undergraduate center


                         4. Alfred WAGENHOFER (University of Graz): “Analytical research in accounting: Theories and empirical predictions” – U5, First floor, Undergraduate center