BAFA Northern Area Group Annual Conference 2015

Thursday 3 - Friday 4 September 2015 Hull University Business School

We have pleasure in inviting you to the annual conference of the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Northern Area Group, which will be held at Hull University Business School, UK on the 3th and the 4th September 2015. Contributions from all areas of accounting and finance are invited.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Brian Lucy - Brian Lucey is a Professor of Finance at the School of Business, Trinity College Dublin. He is currently the Editor of The International Review of Financial Analysis. Brian has worked at TCD since 1992. Before that he was an economist at the Central Bank of Ireland (1987-92).

Professor Jim Haslam - Jim Haslam will be a Professor in the Management School at the University of Sheffield from the 1/8/15. Up until then, he is currently a Professor at Newcastle University and has previously been a Professor at Heriot-Watt University, Durham University, Dundee University and Waikato University (New Zealand). Previous main employers are Aston University, Bangor University, London School of Economics, and Essex University. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst and Whinney (now Ernst and Young) in 1984. He has published widely over thirty years. He is the joint author of a book 'Accounting and Emancipation: Some Critical Interventions' (Routledge), with Sonja Gallhofer, in 2003. Jim is going to talk on 'The shifting meaning of the construct emancipatory accounting: the wider potential of a new pragmatist perspective'.

Paper submission

Papers are welcome from all areas of accounting and finance. Submissions can range from early working drafts to fully developed papers. Please submit via email a 250-word abstract of your proposed submission to Dr. Richard Andrews (email: by 20th July. Your abstract should be in an attached Word file.

Selection will be undertaken by a committee of reviewers. Authors will be notified of their decision by 30th July.

Full versions of accepted abstracts should be submitted by 25th August. Papers will be available on the conference website shortly after the submission deadline.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Richard Andrews or Dr Jia Liu by email at:


Please register for the conference on-line on or before 25th August at:


£140 for members or £170 for non-members (to include £30 annual membership)

£120 for PhD students or £135 for non-members (to include £15 annual membership)

The fees cover conference registration and pack, lunch, tea and coffee for the two days, and the conference dinner on 3rd September.


The hotels for the conference will be available on the conference website on 20th July.