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November 13-15, 2014: 12th World Congress of Accounting Educators and Researchers
Florence, Italy

Call for Proposals

It is my great pleasure to invite you to attend the 12th World Congress of Accounting Educators and Researchers to be held on November 13-15, 2014 in Florence, Italy. This congress is based on the joint collaboration between IAAER and the University of Florence.

IAAER hosts the World Congress every four years in conjunction with the World Congress of Accountants of IFAC. This time IFAC’s World Congress will be held in Rome on November 10-13, 2014, making it easy for those who wish to attend both of the World Congresses to arrange their schedules.

The fact that the IAAER World Congress 2014 is held in Italy has a special meaning for accounting educators and researchers. Italy is known as the historical place for bookkeeping and accounting. In 1494, Luca Pacioli published in Italy Summa de Arithmetica Geometria Proportioni et Proportionalita, which is the first book of bookkeeping in the world. Professor A.C. Littleton evaluated him highly as the father of modern accounting. It should also be noted that Luca Pacioli had taught at the University of Florence.

The year of 2014 is the 30th anniversary of IAAER. Since its establishment in 1984, IAAER has truly become a global academic accounting association. The IAAER World Congress 2014 will provide us with a good opportunity to review our developments during the past 30 years and discuss about the next steps that IAAER should take to further pursue its mission.

I believe the IAAER World Congress 2014 will provide you with the most productive and exciting opportunities to hear the latest developments in accounting education and research, and to interact and exchange ideas with the participants from all over the world. Please mark your calendar now. I hope to see you in Florence in November 2014.

Kazuo Hiramatsu
President, IAAER

Other Conferences

June 26 - 27, 2014: Meditari Accountancy Research Conference

This conference alternates with the SAAA Biennial Conference and is held every second year. The conference aims to maximise the learning and feedback opportunities for the whole spectrum of researchers, from early-career to experienced academics. The conference will specifically focus on getting papers ready for submission to a refereed journal and maximising papers’ chances of being accepted for publication. On the first day of the conference, the five best papers submitted to the conference (as adjudged by the editorial team) will be presented in a plenary session (i.e. all conference attendees together) with ample time for each paper to be presented and for discussion and suggestions for improvement. Attendees will be able to learn from these extended presentations and discussions. The second day of the conference will consist of parallel presentations of most of the other papers submitted to ensure that attendees get the opportunity to present and obtain feedback on their own research. The five papers presented on the first day of the conference will be published (subject to satisfactory revisions) in a special issue of the journal to be published early in 2015. The other papers presented at the conference will be subject to, and may progress towards publication in, the journal’s normal refereeing process.

July 6 - 8, 2014: 2014 AFAANZ Conference

It is with great pleasure that the Board of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) formally invites you to attend the 2014 Annual Conference at The Langham, Auckland, New Zealand from 6-8 July 2014.

The AFAANZ Conference continues to provide a variety of outstanding speakers and topics including keynote addresses from Professor Paul Griffin, Griffin, University of California, Davis, USA, and Professor Christopher Chapman, Imperial College Business School, London.

The AFAANZ Conference continues to offer a quality program with renowned speakers and enjoyable social functions. It also provides an opportunity to engage with our platinum sponsors–CPA Australia and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) along with a wide range of exhibitors.

September 3 - 4, 2014: 4th African Accounting and Finance Association Conference

The African Accounting and Finance Association, in collaboration with The School for Organisation and Resource Management, Faculty of Military Science of Stellenbosch University is pleased to present the 4th African Accounting and Finance Conference (AAFA 2014) at the Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West, Western Cape from 3 – 4 September 2014. Academic articles are welcome from academics and practitioners on a broad range of topics; e.g. auditing, ethics, financial management and corporate social responsibility.

Key dates:
Deadline for submission of papers: 31 May 2014
Notification about acceptance or rejection: 30 June 2014
Deadline for registration of authors: 31 July 2014

The African Accounting and Finance Association aims to provide a platform for academics and practitioners to debate the role of accounting, finance, auditing, corporate governance and other related fields in Africa. The AAFA seeks to bring together academics, graduate students and practitioners from the continent and beyond to network with peers and establish business contacts while sharing information, experiences and challenges. Previous conferences have been hosted in Ghana (2011), Nigeria (2012) and Uganda (2013), attended by delegates across Africa and other parts of the world. The expected number of delegates from South Africa, Africa and other countries is 250 – 300.