XVII grudis Conference & Doctoral Colloquium – Catholic Porto Business School – 2nd & 3rd Feb. 2018

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XVII Conference grudis and Doctoral Colloquium – Program


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Call for Papers

The grudis (Portuguese Network of Accounting Research) conference today holds a prominent place in Accounting research in Portugal. Since its inception in 2002, grudis has made an important contribution to the promotion of accounting research, with conferences playing an important role in that process. The XVII grudis Conference and Doctoral Colloquium will be held at the Catholic Porto Business School, on the 2nd and 3rd February 2018. The grudis Conference will be preceded by a Doctoral colloquium. The XVII grudis Conference and Doctoral Colloquium is supported by the European Accounting Association (EAA).






▪ To promote the production of quality scientific research in accounting.
▪ To provide participants with a plenary session led by a prestigious international guest speaker.
▪ To offer early-stage researchers the opportunity to discuss their research projects.
▪ To contribute to the development of research papers.
▪ To aid to the development of presentation skills and critical evaluation skills of scientific papers.
▪ To create networking opportunities.

Target audience

Researchers and lecturers in accounting, post-graduate students (Master and PhD level) and others interested in accounting research.

The participation in the XVII grudis Conference and Doctoral Colloquium is open to anyone interested in accounting research. However, the submission of articles and research projects for presentation is restricted to members of grudis and members of the European Accounting Association (EAA). Anyone who does not meet this submission requirement may seek membership of grudis or the EAA.

Articles and research projects written in Portuguese and English can be submitted. If accepted to the program, the presentation must be delivered in the same language in which the work is written.


Important dates
Submission (full text): 31st October 2017.
▪ Acceptance of communication for presentation: up to the 15th December 2017.
▪ Registration of authors with papers/projects accepted for presentation: until 31st December 2017.
▪ General registration: 1st phase until 12th January 2018. 2nd phase until 1st February 2018

Doctoral Colloquium (2nd February)

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

Projects should contain a brief description of the research problem, the research methodology to adopt, the data to be used and the appropriate collection process, the expected results and any difficulties in project execution. If preliminary results are available, these should be provided.

As a general rule, 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 accepted research projects are required to participate in the poster session during the conference.

All presented research projects will be discussed by a faculty panel. The Doctoral Colloquium is open to registered conference participants.

Conference (3rd February)

The conference will feature the presentation of articles and a poster session.

Presentation of Articles: The grudis Conference provides the opportunity for the presentation and discussion of research articles (at least one author must be a grudis or an EAA member). Articles will be accepted on the basis of merit. Articles should not have been presented in previous grudis conferences or, if so, must contain fundamental changes. Each article will be discussed by one discussant.

Poster Session: This session displays the research projects presented at the Doctoral Colloquium and aims to promote the dissemination of PhD students’ research, creating opportunities for the constructive discussion of ideas with the conference participants and for the development of skills to synthesise ideas.

Acceptance of papers only becomes final after registration at the conference of at least one of the authors of the article, within the period defined by the organization. Similarly, PhD students must register to confirm the acceptance of their research project to the Doctoral colloquium program.


Keynote speaker

Professor Philip Joos
Tilburg School of Economics and Management
President of the European Accounting Association


The keynote speaker of the XVII grudis Conference is Professor Philip Joos of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management. Philip Joos is a professor of Accounting and Vice Dean in Tilburg and TIAS Finance LAB member. He was recently elected President of the European Accounting Association and is responsible for the digital platform Accounting Research Center, which aims to support young researchers in accounting.

Professor Philip Joos has a broad research curriculum in Accounting, with particular emphasis on financial reporting, capital markets and business valuation. His work has been published in leading journals in the accounting and finance area, including the Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance, The European Accounting Review and Financial Management. Professor Philip Joos is member of the Editorial Board of Contemporary Accounting Research, Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting & Economics and International Journal of Auditing.


Submission and selection process

Submission should be made by e-mail, attaching a document in Word format or two documents in PDF format with the following information:
▪ First page (the first pdf file) should contain a cover sheet with the identification and affiliation of the authors and the full version of the paper.
▪ Following pages (or 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.
Submissions must not exceed 15,000 words.

The email with the Word document or 2 PDF documents must be sent until the 31st October 2017 to conferencia.grudis@gmail.com.

The selection of articles and research projects shall depend on the evaluation by two reviewers (double blind refereeing process).


Partnership with the OCC (Institute of Certified Accountants) 
grudis holds a partnership with Contabilidade & Gestão (CG), the journal of the Institute of Certified Accountants (Ordem dos Contabilistar Certificados – OCC). Authors may submit their articles to the CG journal (http://www.occ.pt/pt/a-ordem/publicacoes/contabilidade-e-gestao/). Articles accepted in the double blind referee process will be published, after final acceptance by the journal editorial team.
Among articles accepted by CG, originating from the XVII grudis Conference, the best article will receive the OCC prize of 800 euros. This prize, awarded by OCC, aims to promote the quality of Accounting scientific research in Portugal.



The registration form will be available from the 1st November 2017.

The registration rates are as follows:

Date grudis/EAA members Other participants
Up to 12/01/2018 40€ 50€
After 12/01/2018 45€ 60€

Participation in the Doctoral Colloquium grudis is free for the conference participants.

Registration during the Conference and Doctoral Colloquium (that is, on the day, in loco) are subject to a surcharge of 20 €.

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


Scientific Committee
▪ Helena Isidro (ISTCE) (President)
▪ Sofia Lourenço (ISEG, University of Lisbon)
▪ Paulo Alves (Catholic Porto Business School)
▪ Members of grudis to be invited by the Coordination of the Scientific Commission.


Local organizing committee
▪ Paulo Alves (Catholic Porto Business School) (Convenor)
▪ Maria José Fonseca (Catholic Porto Business School)


Porto Catholic Business School
Rua Diogo de Botelho, 1327
4169-005 Porto
Phone: +351 226 196 200

Additional information and contacts

The Organizing Committee can be contacted at conferencia.grudisgmail.com.
More information on grudis activities can be found on www.grudis.pt (currently in Portuguese only).