BAFA Northern Area Group Annual Conference 2019

Monday 9 - Tuesday 10 September 2019 Coventry Business School, Coventry University, England


We are pleased to invite you to the Annual Conference of the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Northern Area Group, which will be held at Coventry Business School, Coventry University, on the 9 th and the 10 th September 2019. We invite the submission of original papers related to, but not limited by, the following broad theme: Accounting and Finance in a Changing Institutional Environment.

We welcome papers covering all areas of accounting and finance, and especially those whose themes are related to changes in accounting standards, finance practices and enhanced corporate governance. Authors are encouraged to submit original papers focusing on research questions with consequences for accounting and finance practice and policies, with an emphasis on various stakeholders and organizations in the public and private sectors, in both developed and developing countries.


Keynote Speakers

Professor Ronan Powell (University College Dublin, Ireland)
Professor Steven Young (Lancaster University, UK)

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 Prof. Panos Andrikopoulos
( by 31 August 2019.

Authors are encouraged to submit their work as soon as it is ready, as the review committee evaluate submissions as papers are received, returning their decisions as quickly as possible. Papers will be selected via a double-blind review process, undertaken by the programme committee.


Opens: 5 July 2019
Ends: 11 September 2019

Paper Presenters must register for the conference on-line on or before 30th August to secure a place on the programme. The final deadline to register for attendance only is 30th August. Please note places are limited and so please register early to avoid disappointment.


Full: £120 
PhD students:

Fees cover registration, catering for the two days, and the conference dinner. 

To attend the conference, you need to be a registered BAFA member. If you are not already a member of BAFA, please sign up for membership at

BAFA annual membership rates:

Academic staff: £30
Unsalaried PhD/MPhil student or retired academic: £15


The Conference Gala Dinner plays a dynamic role in the social programme for delegates and will take place at Coventry Cathedral, which is recognied as an outstanding site of historic importance by English Heritage. Further details are to be found at

Key Dates

– Deadline for abstract submission: 25 August 2019
– Deadline for paper submission: 31 August 2019
– Online registration open until 9 September 2019

Further Information

For information regarding paper submission and the conference programme, please contact: Prof. Panos Andrikopoulos: or Prof. Jia Liu: