XIX grudis Conference & Doctoral Colloquium – IPCA – 24-25 jan 2020

Call for Papers

(CFP in pdf available here)

The Grudis Conference, organised by the Portuguese Network of Accounting Research (Grudis), holds a prominent position in the Portuguese Accounting research landscape. Since its inception in 2001, Grudis has made important contributions to Accounting research, with the annual conference taking centre stage in the interaction between its members.

The XIX Grudis Conference and Doctoral Colloquium will be held at the Higher School of Management, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (IPCA), Barcelos, Portugal, on January 24th and 25th 2020. The Conference will be held on January 25th, while Doctoral Colloquium will take place on the 24th of the same. The XIX Grudis Conference and Doctoral Colloquium is supported by the European Accounting Association (EAA) and organised in partnership with the IPCA’s Centre for Research in Accounting and Taxation.






▪ To promote the production of quality scientific research in Accounting.
▪ To provide participants access to plenary session led by a prestigious international speaker.
▪ To offer doctoral students the opportunity to present their research projects.
▪ To contribute to the development of academic papers through constructive discussion.
▪ To develop presentation and critical evaluation skills of scientific papers.
▪ To further networks among members of the Accounting scientific community.


Conference audience

The XIX Grudis Conference and Doctoral Colloquium is open to anyone with an interest in Accounting research. Submission of full papers and PhD research projects is open to the members of Grudis (co-authorship with Grudis members is allowed) and members of the EAA. Please contact us at conferencia.grudis@gmail.com if you would like to join Grudis or have any questions.

Full papers and research projects written in Portuguese and in English will be accepted. Authors may only make one paper submission, although they may be co-author or multiple papers. Only one presentation per author will be accepted. Paper presentations and discussions will be delivered in the same language in which the work is written (i.e. English or Portuguese).


Key Dates

▪ Submission (full text) deadline: 1 December 2019
▪ Acceptance of papers notification date: 6 January 2020
▪ Registration of presenting authors deadline: 9 January 2020
▪ General registration deadlines:
      • Early bird rate: 17 January 2020
      • Regular rate: 18-23 January 2020




Doctoral Colloquium (January 24th 2020)

The Doctoral Colloquium will feature the presentation of doctoral research projects. The event provides doctoral students (Grudis or EAA members) with the opportunity to present their research projects and/or the preliminary results of their work.

Projects should contain a brief description of the research problem, the research methodology, the data collected, the expected results and any difficulties in project execution. If preliminary results already exist, they must also be provided.

In general, research projects can be presented only once in the Doctoral Colloquium. A second presentation may be accepted when there are fundamental changes in the research project. The authors of the research projects are expected to participate in the Poster Session during the Conference with a research poster.

All presented research projects will be independently evaluated and discussed at the event. Attendance to the Doctoral Colloquium is open to registered Conference participants.

The research projects in English will be considered for the benefits of the Grudis-EAA protocol. The protocol allows doctoral students to attend the EAA PhD Forum (on the first morning of the EAA Congress) of the year in which they are nominated, subject to registration in the EAA Congress. Successful candidates will also be eligible for a reduction of €250,00 in the EAA Congress registration fee (discount not cumulative with the discount given to PhD students when they first enrol). Furthermore, the selected PhD candidates will have two years of free EAA membership, thereby gaining access to the European Accounting Review and Accounting in Europe periodicals, as well as full access to the ARC website.  Finally, the selected projects will also pass through the Peer Mentoring Initiative (PMI) of EAA’s Accounting Research Center (ARC). PMI aims to give doctoral students feedback from European experts in the various areas of Accounting. PMI functions as a peer review system of a scientific journal, with the inherent confidentiality of projects. More information at https://arc.eaa-online.org/peer-mentoring-initiative.

The three best candidates will be chosen by the Scientific Committee, taking into account the evaluations received from reviewers during the double blind refereeing process, as well as the performance during the Doctoral Colloquium.


Conference (25 January 2020)

The Conference will feature a plenary address, the presentation of full papers and a poster session of the research projects presented at the Doctoral Colloquium.

Presentation of full papers: The Grudis Conference provides the opportunity for the presentation and discussion of full papers (at least one author must be a Grudis or EAA member). Full papers should not have been presented in previous Grudis Conferences or at least contain fundamental changes (to previous version). Each submitted full paper will have a discussant.

Poster session: This session is directed to the display of all the research projects presented at the Doctoral Colloquium and aims to promote the dissemination of research of PhD students, creating opportunities for the constructive discussion of ideas with the Conference participants and the development of skills to synthesise ideas.

Acceptance of communications becomes final only after registration at the Conference of at least one of the authors of the paper within the period set by the Organizing Committee.


Keynote speaker

Professor Martin Messner

University of Innsbruck

The keynote speaker of the XIX Grudis Conference is Martin Messner, Professor of Management Control at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, where he also holds the position of Dean of Studies, Faculty of Business and Management. His research focuses on the issues of planning and budgeting, performance measurement and the role of management accountants in organisations.

Martin Messner is a very accomplished researcher with publications in leading accounting journals, including Accounting, Organizations and Society, Management Accounting Research, European Accounting Review, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Accounting and Business Research, amongst others.

Martin Messner is currently Associate Editor of the journal Management Accounting Research and Editorial Board Member of the journals Accounting and Business Research; Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal; Accounting, Organizations and Society; Behavioral Research in Accounting; Contemporary Accounting Research; Critical Perspectives on Accounting; European Accounting Review; Issues in Accounting Education; Journal of Management Control; Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management.

He has served as treasurer and member of the Management Committee of the EAA.


Submission and Selection of Works

Submissions should be made by e-mail, attaching two files in PDF format with the following information:

  • The first pdf file should contain the identification and affiliation of the author(s) and the full version of the paper;
  • The second pdf file must contain only the full version of the paper, without any author identification. This will be the file that will be sent to the two reviewers.

Works must not exceed 15,000 words.

The e-mail with the two PDF documents must be sent before the deadline to conferencia.grudis@gmail.com.

Authors of PhD projects in English should indicate in the submission e-mail if they wish to participate in the Grudis-EAA protocol selection process.



The registration form can be found here: https://forms.gle/2uKfgsFe1752Ppfp6

The registration rates are as follows:


Grudis/EAA members

Other participants

Up to 17/01/2020



After 17/01/2020



Participation in the Grudis Doctoral Colloquium is free for the Conference participants.

The registration fee includes participation in sessions, coffee breaks, lunch (Saturday) and Certificates (presentation, discussants).



The program will be released in due course.


Publishing Opportunities

High quality articles will be selected and their authors invited to submit their studies to the following publishers:

  • Tékhne – Review of Applied Management Studies (IPCA)
  • European Journal of Management Studies (ISEG)
  • Contabilidade & Gestão (Portuguese Journal of Accounting and Management) (OCC)


Partnership with the OCC

The Institute of Certified Accountants (OCC) created the OCC prize in the context of the Grudis conferences with the aim to promote the quality of Accounting scientific research in Portugal.

The OCC prize, of 800 euros, aims to reward the best work presented at Grudis Conferences and submitted to the Portuguese Journal of Accounting and Management (Contabilidade & Gestão).

Scientific Committee


  • Sofia Lourenço [ISEG, Universidade de Lisboa] (President)
  • Paulo Alves [Católica Porto Business School]
  • Teresa Eugénio [ESTG-IPLeiria]
  • Patrícia Quesado [ESG-IPCA]


  • Members of Grudis to be invited by the Coordination of the Scientific Committee.


Local Organizing Committee

  • Patrícia Quesado [ESG-IPCA] (Convenor)
  • Kátia Lemos [ESG-IPCA]
  • Lurdes Silva [ESG-IPCA]
  • Sónia Monteiro [ESG-IPCA]



Higher School of Management, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave

Campus do IPCA
Vila Frescaínha (São Martinho)
4750-810 Barcelos, Portugal

GPS coordinates: 41º32’11.4″N; 8º37’34.9″W

Additional Information and Contacts

Detailed information about the XIX Grudis Conference and Doctoral Colloquium will be available at:



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