American University of Sharjah

Fourth Biennial Global Accounting and Organizational Change Conference

Fourth global accounting organizational change

Overview

We are pleased to announce that the fourth biennial international conference of the Global Accounting and Organizational Change (GAOC) research network will be held at American university of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 17-20 November 2014.

The theme of the conference is "Managing organizational change through good governance and sustainable performance management practices."

The GAOC research network is committed to high-quality research on contemporary issues in organizational and accounting change. In association with the Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change (JAOC), it aims to provide a platform for international researchers and practitioners from multiple disciplines to disseminate information on organizational and accounting systems change. The 2014 conference will be organized by American University of Sharjah Accounting Department, School of Business Administration (Sharjah, UAE) with La Trobe University Centre for Public Sector Governance, Accountability and Performance (Melbourne, Australia) and the Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change (Emerald Publishing, UK).

Papers are sought from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives. We welcome manuscripts from any emerging and developed economies both in the public and private sectors on the following areas:

  • Role of accounting in sustainable management
  • Accounting for good governance
  • Accounting as a force for social change
  • Accounting and accountability in social ventures
  • Financial innovation, sub-prime mortgage and the change in financial regulation
  • Governance, accounting and performance measures adopted by nonprofit organizations
  • Performance management and the Balanced Scorecard
  • Accounting change in transitional and developing economies
  • Professional ethics, risk and ethical management
  • Public sector reform and accounting change
  • Corporate failure and auditing change
  • International donor agencies, development economics and accounting change

These themes are only indicative. Papers outside of these themes with relevance to understanding the role of management control systems in organisational (and social) change are welcome.

Keynote speakers:

  • Professor Thomas Ahrens, United Arab Emirates University
  • Professor Lee Parker, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

All papers will be subject to a double-blind review process.

  • Online submission deadline (full papers only) - Early submission of papers is encouraged to enable more effective refereeing and revisions: by 31st August, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance of papers: by 30th September 2014
  • Early-bird Registration: 2nd October 2014
  • Registration deadline: 20th October 2014

All submissions should be sent via email to fbgaocc@aus.edu.

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