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22nd Annual Financial Reporting and Business Communication (FRBC) Conference

Thursday 5 - Friday 6 July 2018 University of Bristol

We are pleased to announce the 22nd Annual Financial Reporting and Business Communication (FRBC) Conference organised by the University of Bristol and the BAFA FARSIG. This is the premier conference of its kind worldwide and attracts an international audience. The conference, supported by ICAEW charitable trusts, comprises parallel full paper with di scussants; developmental paper sessions and a doctoral stream.

The conference addresses key areas of interest to accounting academics and practitioners and includes: 

  • The role financial reporting and corporate governance in capital markets 
  • The purpose of the modern corporate report and the effectiveness of financial reporting standards 
  • Accounting measurement and disclosure; Sustainable, integrated and environmental reporting 
  • The composition and format of corporate reports and the role of the visual 
  • Corporate reporting and accountability in the private and public sectors 

Papers are invited on these topics and on all aspects of financial reporting and business communication to include empirical, theoretical and conceptual papers as well as case studies and experimental studies.

The submission deadline is 20 April 2018 for all papers (please mark as FULL or DEVELOPMENTAL) to be considered for the conference to be submitted to michaeljohn.jones@bristol.ac.uk OR s.m.cooper@bristol.ac.uk:

Abstract and full paper (up to 12,000 words) for parallel session and allocated discussant review. Please note: Discussants will only be allocated to full paper submis sions and we expect that all submitters of full papers will be prepared to act as discussants. Abstract (500 words) or short developmental paper (up to 5,000 words) for parallel session.

As part of the main conference, we intend to run streams for papers on Social and Environmental disclosure and Integrated Reporting (organiser Stuart Cooper, Bristol) and the History of Accounting (organiser David Oldroyd, Newcastle). Please indicate on submission if you want papers considered for one of these two streams, otherwise it will be allocated to the general stream of the conference with parallel sessions organised around relevant research areas.

For doctoral students wishing to present in the doctoral stream, a 500 word abstract should be submitted by 31 March 2018 to richard.slack@durham.ac.uk. A Sue Hrasky Scholarship is available for 2018 to doctoral students in the doctoral stream. This comprises a doctoral fee waiver, UK receipted travel, subsistence and acc ommodation costs at the conference. Applications should be in the form of a structured abstract and email entitled FRBC Scholarship/authors name. The award of the Scholarship will be announced by the end of April 2018