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Journal of Accounting and Public Policy Conference at LSE

The Journal of Accounting and Public Policy (JAPP) is pleased to announce the fourth of its annual conferences rotating among the IE Business School, the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business.  The fourth conference will be held on 29 May, 2015, at the London School of Economics. The fourth conference will be focused around the theme of Accounting Regulation and Politics. A special issue of JAPP will be published based on the papers and related discussions presented at the Conference.

Areas of interest for the fourth conference include, but are not limited to, the following themes:

  • Political aspects of accounting standards setting
  • Special interest groups, lobbying and accounting rules
  • Financial reporting disclosure and international standard setting objectives
  • Accounting and global financial markets regulation
  • Regulating audits and auditing regulators
  • Legislative action and accounting independence

The politics of accounting regulation in emerging and transitional economies

  • Professional institutes, regulatory structures and political accountability
  • Accounting quality and political connections
  • Accounting as political currency
  • Entrepreneurship and accounting regulation
  • Cybersecurity and accounting regulation

We welcome studies drawing on any research methodology.  Papers submitted to the JAPP conference will be subject to a blind review process. Papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be considered for publication in a special theme issue of JAPP.

Papers for the 2015 conference issue may be submitted to Alnoor Bhimani (a.bhimani@lse.ac.uk), Salvador Carmona (salvador.carmona@ie.edu), or Lawrence A. Gordon (lgordon@rhsmith.umd.edu), with a copy sent to Martin P. Loeb (mloeb@rhsmith.umd.edu) and Kathy Lewis (klewis@rhsmith.umd.edu) by 14 December, 2014. Conference acceptance decisions will be made by 15 February, 2015.  Authors are encouraged to contact Martin P. Loeb, should there be any matter requiring clarification and guidance.


Previous JAPP Conferences 

25 May 2012: The titles and abstracts of the conference papers are available here|.

Of 69 paper submissions reflective of many of these themes, nine were accepted for presentation at the conference.  Three panel speakers (Ole-Kristian Hope, Steven Monahan and Robert Watson) also commented on the papers and on accounting and corporate governance issues. Sir Andrew Likierman (Dean of London Business School and a member of the Cadbury Committee) gave an address during the conference luncheon.

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