Accounting and Accountability in Emerging Economies (AAEE) Conference 2018

Thursday 28 - Friday 29 June 2018 Essex Accounting Centre & Centre for Global Accountability & Development, Essex Business School, University of Essex

In association with the African Accounting and Finance Association (AAFA) and the Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies (AFEE), Special Interest Group of the British Accounting & Finance Association (BAFA)

Main conference: June 28-29, 2018
Emerging Scholars Colloquium - ESC: June 27, 2018

The 2018 Accounting and Accountability in Emerging Economies (AAEE) Conference aims to engage with scholars interested in generating ideas on how accounting and accountability debates might play a greater role in the economic and social development. Full information can be found at the University of Essex website.


Registration for the conference can be done via the University of Essex online form. Registration closes on 15 June 2018.

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For more information contact:

  • Main Conference stream: Prof Shahzad Uddin, Prof Teeven Soobaroyen, Prof Thankom Arun and Prof Kelum (Jayasinghe
  • Emerging Scholars Colloquium stream: Dr Diogenis Baboukardos, Dr Junaid Ashraf, Dr Silvia Gaia and Dr Daniela
    Pianezzi, (


The Accounting and Accountability in Emerging Economies* (AAEE) Conference will provide a high-profile forum
for academics, policy makers, research students and other key stakeholders to discuss issues relating to, and
deepening and broadening knowledge of, the role accounting and accountability in emerging economies; and to
build and consolidate a network of active institutions, scholars and policy makers involved in accounting,
accountability and global development research.

The Conference welcomes research papers using diverse methodological and theoretical approaches which
highlight their policy and practical implications. Further, it seeks to engage researchers, policy makers, consultants
and development scholars in generating ideas on how accounting and accountability can enhance economic and
social development. The Conference will be held biennially.

The Conference is supported by the Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies (JAEE). A special issue call will be
sent out to presenters separately following the Conference. Papers can be submitted to the Conference online
submission portal (to be announced soon) or directly to the Journal if the participants wish their papers to be
considered for a regular issue of the Journal ( and the Conference.

Research themes of the conference are as follows (this list is indicative and not exhaustive):

  • Global Development and Governance
  • Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Reporting and Regulations
  • Corporate Governance
  • Auditing, Fraud and Corruption
  • Managerial Controls
  • Islamic Finance, Micro-Finance and SMEs
  • Culture, Gender, Religion, Ethnicity and History

All papers will be reviewed before being accepted to the conference. Authors will be notified of the organizing committee’s decision by March 30, 2018. We look forward to receiving submissions to the conference.