XXIII Grudis Conference and Doctoral Colloquium
Institute of Accounting and Administration of University of Aveiro | 26th and 27th January 2024
The annual Grudis Conference and Doctoral Colloquium holds a prominent position in Accounting research in Portugal. Since its creation in 2001, the Grudis Accounting Research Network has made an important contribution to the promotion of research, with the annual conference taking centre stage in creating interactions among its members. The Conference is preceded by a Doctoral Colloquium and is supported by the European Accounting Association (EAA) under its National Associations Initiative.
The key aims of the annual Grudis Conference and Doctoral Colloquium are:
- To support the production and dissemination of high-quality accounting research.
- To offer participants a plenary address by a keynote guest of high international standing.
- To enable early career researchers to access feedback on their research projects.
- To enhance research networks and develop opportunities for collaboration.
The target audience is Accounting scholars and researchers, graduate students (doctoral and masters students) and others interested in accounting research.
The event will feature presentation of academic papers and PhD research projects. We welcome submissions from Grudis Accounting Research Network members (or co-authored with members) and from members of our partner organizations - the European Accounting Association (EAA), the Asociación Española de Profesores Universitarios de Contabilidad (ASEPUC), AICOGestión, and the InSPiR2eS research network. For details on how to request membership of Grudis Accounting Research Network, please complete the form found HERE.
The conference accepts papers and research projects in English or Portuguese. The presentation and discussion of accepted manuscripts will be in the language the paper is written. Authors can submit and present one paper each (note: authors may be co-authors on other papers).
The XXIII Grudis Conference and Doctoral Colloquium will be held on January 26th and 27th 2024 at the Institute of Accounting and Administration of University of Aveiro [ISCA-UA]:
Institute of Accounting and Administration
University of Aveiro
Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Welcome to XXIII Grudis Conference and Doctoral Colloquium
On behalf of the Conference Committee, I warmly welcome you to the XXIII Grudis Conference and Doctoral Colloquium, an event hosted by the Institute of Accounting and Administration of University of Aveiro, on the 26th and 27th January 2024. Myself and my fellow colleagues of the Local Organizing Committee are pleased to receive you at the University of Aveiro, one of the youngest public universities in Portugal and that celebrates 50 years of existence.
The University of Aveiro (UA) was founded in 1973 and paved the way in the creation of teaching offers in several knowledge fields. Today, UA is widely recognised as one of the most innovative universities in Portugal, the quality of its teaching and research and for its cooperation with regional and national business.
Institute of Accounting and Administration of University of Aveiro (ISCA-UA), created in 1971, was integrated into the University of Aveiro (UA) in 2000. Since that date, it became an organic unit within the University of Aveiro. ISCA-UA provides an exceptional venue for the development of both knowledge and strong relationships between the members of its community.
The studies in field of accounting were the first one to be established at ISCA-UA, but ISCA-UA’s study offerings have grown and, at the present, include graduate and postgraduate courses in Accounting, Finance, and Marketing.
As experienced scholars with ample experience in organizing similar events, we aim for a successful Grudis Conference, by providing a conducive forum for high quality scientific discussions, as well as opportunities to socialize and network with peers. The Conference is preceded by the Doctoral Colloquium and has the support of the European Accounting Association (EAA) and of the Portuguese Institute of Certified Accountants (Ordem dos Contabilistas Certificados – OCC). Both Conference and Doctoral Colloquium are aimed at accounting researchers, graduate students (masters and doctoral students) and others interested in accounting research.
We firmly believe that the Grudis Conference 2024 will be an event of high scientific significance and, yet again, another success for the Grudis Network. With this in mind, we reiterate our warm invitation to you – come and be part in this event!
We look forward to seeing you in Aveiro!
On behalf of the Organizing Committee,
Augusta Ferreira, Conference Chair
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Standing Scientific Committee Members
▪ Chair: Sofia Lourenço [ISEG, Universidade de Lisboa]
▪ Paulo Alves [Católica Porto Business School]
▪ Ana Isabel Lopes [ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa]
Scientific Committee Members
▪ Augusta Ferreira [ISCA-UA]
Local Organizing Committee
▪ Chair: Augusta Ferreira [ISCA-UA]
▪ Cecília Carmo [ISCA-UA]
▪ Members of Grudis Accounting Research Network invited by the Scientific Committee.
The Grudis Conference and Doctoral Colloquium is held over two days.
Day 1: Doctoral Colloquium
The Doctoral Colloquium features presentations of doctoral students’ research projects. This space provides doctoral students with the opportunity to present and discuss their research projects, as well as the preliminary results of their research. All research projects benefit from the in-depth comments of a discussant.
Attendance of the Doctoral Colloquium is open to all registered conference participants.
Day 2: Conference
The Conference features a plenary session held by the keynote speaker and multiple parallel sessions with paper presentations. All papers benefit from the in-depth comments of a discussant.
The conference offers ample networking opportunities.
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The Grudis Conference offers participants access to the Outstanding Reviewer Award, Professor Ana Maria Rodrigues, the Outstanding Paper Award, Professor Lúcia Lima Rodrigues, and the Accounting and Management Review Award. Eligible PhD students have access to the Doctoral Colloquium Award (details below).
Outstanding Reviewer Award, Professor Ana Maria Rodrigues
The Outstanding Reviewer Award recognises service excellence among peers. This award bears the name of Professor Ana Maria Rodrigues, the late Grudis member who distinguished herself for the selfless sense of service to the Grudis and wider accounting community. Winners receive a certificate in acknowledgement of their exceptional service to the review process.
The award is decided by the Standing Scientific Committee (whose members are ineligible).
Outstanding Paper Award, Professor Lúcia Lima Rodrigues
The Outstanding Paper Award recognises conference papers that stand out for their excellence among peers. This award bears the name of Professor Lúcia Lima Rodrigues, the late Grudis member who distinguished herself for the outstanding contribution to accounting research through numerous and well-cited publications in leading journals. Winners receive a certificate in acknowledgement of the quality of their research.
The award is decided in a two-stage process that entails reviewers’ recommendations and a nomination by an independent panel. All conference papers are eligible.
Accounting and Management Review Award
The Accounting and Management Review (AMR) Award recognizes the best papers that stand out for their excellence among peers and whose authors apply to the Award. During the submission process (EasyChair), authors will be prompted to indicate if they wish to be considered for the AMR Award, signalling their willingness to publish their work in the Accounting and Management Review.
Winners of the AMR Award will receive a certificate and a 500 euros prize in the acknowledgment of the quality of their research.
The award is informed by reviewers’ recommendations and requires the paper submission for publication in the Accounting and Management Review.
Please refer to the Regulation AMR Best Papers Award for further details on the AMR Award.
Doctoral Colloquium Award
Research projects submitted to the Grudis Doctoral Colloquium may participate, upon indication of authors and eligibility, in a selection process under the Grudis-EAA partnership agreement, which offers the following exclusive benefits for selected doctoral students:
- Participation in the EAA PhD Forum (on the first morning of the EAA Congress) of the respective year in which they are nominated (upon registration at the EAA Congress);
- Reduction of the EAA Congress registration fee by 250€ (not cumulative with the discount given to PhD students when they register for the first time);
- Participation in the Peer Mentoring Initiative (PMI) of the EAA's Accounting Research Center (ARC). PMI aims to provide doctoral students with feedback from European experts in the various areas of accounting. PMI works like a peer review system for a scientific journal, with the inherent confidentiality of projects. More information at https://arc.eaa-online.org/peer-mentoring-initiative;
- Two years of free membership of the EAA, granting consequently access to the European Accounting Review and Accounting in Europe, as well as full access to the ARC website.
The Scientific Committee selects (up to) two awardees for the Doctoral Colloquium Award.
The submission of the manuscripts is via Easychair. Please register on Easychair, if you have not done so yet. The submission process will require you to identify the authors of the manuscript and to submit a PDF file.This file needs to meet the follow criteria:
- Be a complete version of the manuscript (i.e. a full paper).
- Not contain author(s) identification– this is essential to the review process. (Note: author information is entered directly on the Easychair platform).
- Not exceed 15 000 words.
In parallel, a copy of the full paper, with identification of the authors, should be sent to the conference email email@example.com to be made available to registered participants ahead of the conference.
The submission deadline is 18 October 2023 via Easychair - XXIII GCDC Aveiro 2024.
A blind refereeing process will be used for the selection of manuscripts (articles and research projects) for presentation.
Papers (in Portuguese or English) from all areas of accounting and research methods are welcomed. In particular, we welcome papers focusing on issues in Auditing, Accounting Education, Financial Analysis, Financial Reporting, Accounting and Governance, History, Interdisciplinary/Critical, Accounting and Information Systems, Management Accounting, Public Sector Accounting & Not-For-Profit Accounting, Social and Environmental Accounting & Ethical Issues in Accounting, and Taxation. We also welcome all research method approaches, including Analytical/Modelling, Conceptual Development/Interpretative/Historical, Case/Field Study, Empirical Archival, Experimental, and Survey.
Authors should not submit papers presented at a previous Grudis Conference. Only in exceptional circumstances a second presentation will be permitted and subject fundamental changes having been made to the paper.
Authors should also indicate through Easychair if they wish to be considered for the Accounting and Management Review Award, which results from partnership between Grudis and the Portuguese Institute of Certified Accountants (OCC). For more details, see Conference Awards under the Program above.
The acceptance of papers becomes final only after the registration of the presenting author by the deadline (see Key Dates, under Registration).
The research projects (in Portuguese or English), must contain a brief description of the problem(s) to be investigated, the research methodology to be adopted, the data to be used and its collection process, the expected results and contributions, and any difficulties in carrying out the project.
Authors should not submit a research projects presented previously at the Doctoral Colloquium. Only in exceptional circumstances a second presentation will be permitted and subject fundamental changes having been made to the research project.
Authors of PhD projects should indicate through Easychair if they wish to be considered for the Doctoral Colloquium Award, which results from the Grudis-EAA partnership agreement. For more details, see Conference Awards under the Awards above.
The acceptance of research projects becomes final only after the author’s registration by the deadline (see Key Dates, under Registration).
The dates for submission, acceptance and registration deadlines for the Conference and Doctoral Colloquium are the following:
- 18 October 2023
Paper submission deadline;
- 20 November 2023
- 1 December 2023
Communication of acceptance of papers;
- 22 January 2024
- 26 January 2024
Day 1: Doctoral Colloquium;
- 27 January 2024
Day 2 – Conference
Registrations will open on 6 October 2023 in accordance with the following schedule:
- 18 December 2023
Registration deadline for authors of accepted papers and of research proposals
- 8 January 2024
Early-bird registration ends
- 9 January 2024
General registration opens
- 22 January 2024
The following registration fees apply:
* Under the partnership agreements with the EAA, ASEPUC, AICOGéstion, and InSPiR2eS international research alliance, members of these communities benefit from the same registration fee as Grudis Network members.
Participation in the Grudis Doctoral Colloquium is open to all registered conference participants at no additional cost.
The registration fee covers participation in sessions, coffee breaks, lunch (Saturday), and certificates (participation, presentation, discussant, chair).
All cancellations must be made in writing by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancellation requests received prior to 8 January 2024, will result in a reimbursement of 50% of the conference fee. For cancellations received on or after 9 January 2023 there will be no refund.
Arriving by air
There is no airport in Aveiro. Air travelers will need to fly to Lisbon (LIS) or to Oporto (OPO) airports and make their way to Aveiro by Car, Train, Express Bus, Airport Shuttle Bus.
Arriving by car
From Lisbon or Porto, take motorway A1 (toll road) towards Aveiro (north-bound if travelling from Lisbon, south-bound if travelling from Porto). Allow 50 minutes travel time from Porto and about 2 hours and 30 minutes from Lisbon.
You can find more information about tolls HERE.
All of the trains connecting Porto to Lisbon stop at Aveiro station. Travel time is about 1 hour from Porto and about 2 hours from Lisbon on the fastest service. See the web page of the CP (Comboios de Portugal).
Aveiro is served by two major train services – ALFA and INTERCIDADES. Departures from from Lisbon are Sta. Apolónia Station and Gare do Oriente Station (next to the airport), while from Porto the Departure is Campanhã Station. These are the fastest services, linking Lisbon, Porto and Braga and major cities in-between.
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Local accommodation (B&B)
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The Grudis Conference and Doctoral Colloquium is supported by the European Accounting Association (EAA) and by the Order of Certified Accountants (OCC).
The Organizing Committee and the Scientific Committee can be contacted at: email@example.com.
For all inquiries relating to financial matters (e.g. invoices, cancellations) please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.