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EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR ON CASE-BASED RESEARCH IN MANAGEMENT ACCOUTING


BRUSSELS, 23-27 MARCH, 2009
Faculty
INTRODUCING EDEN

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EDEN IN ACCOUNTING

The programme in Accounting will include seminars on the following topics :

  • Analytical Accounting Research
  • Visualising, Measuring and Managing Intangibles
  • Empirical Financial Accounting Research
  • Producing and Evaluating Knowledge in Management Accounting
  • Quantitative Empirical Research in Management Accounting

PROGRAMME COORDINATOR & FACULTY MEMBER

Professor Kari LUKKA, Turku School of Economics, Finland

OTHER FACULTY

Professor David COOPER, University of Alberta, Canada
Professor Sven MODELL, Stockholm University, Sweden
Professor Jan MOURITSEN, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

This EDEN course for doctoral students deals with issues around conducting case research in management accounting. As this mode of research is nowadays increasingly applied in management accounting studies, particularly in Europe, there is a need to probe into its fundamentals. Regarding them, a series of questions can be raised, for instance the following: What is the role of case research in management accounting? What kind of knowledge can be produced by case research? What abilities should a researcher have when conducting case research? How to actually conduct case research? How to evaluate the outcomes of case research?

In this EDEN seminar, these and other key questions around case-based research in management accounting will be raised and tackled, under the guidance of the international faculty of management accounting focused scholars, having wide experience in conducting and publishing case-based research. The purpose of the course is both to enhance its participants’ awareness of the various opportunities which open when selecting to conduct case research in management accounting and the necessary skills one has to develop in order to be able to seize them.

Case-based research is a many-sided phenomenon - it is not just one single way of conducting empirical research directly in the practical field and with a small number of research subjects. Consequently, a wide range of issues will be addressed during the course, including the methodological foundations of case research, different types of case research, aspects of field-work, analysis of empirical evidence, theory connections of case research, ethics and politics of case research, writing the report, and publication considerations. The course will explore the various aspects of case-based research with the help of pre-readings, lectures, and discussions.

PRE-READING

In order to achieve a certain level of knowledge to start with, all participants of the course will be required to have read the book

Silverman, D. (2005) Doing qualitative research. A practical handbook. 2nd ed. Sage.
before entering the course.

Those who wish to acquire even more profound insights on the issues of the course beforehand, the faculty recommends reading the book Hammersley, M. & Atkinson, P. (2007) Ethnography. 3rd ed. Routledge.”

ADDRESS(ES)

PRACTICALITIES

TIME AND LOCATION
The seminar will be held at the EIASM, BRUSSELS.
The programme will start on March 23, 2009 at 8:30 with registration and is scheduled to end March 27, 2009 at 14:30.

PARTICIPATION FEE
The participation fee is 1500 €. This fee includes participation to the seminar, the documents, accommodation, breakfast, lunches and dinners (from March 23 to March 26). 

Accommodation will be offered from Sunday evening March 22nd until Friday morning March 27th (5 nights). For extra nights, please contact Luisa Jaffé (luisa.jaffe@eiasm.be).

Doctoral students will be assigned rooms for two.

Should you wish a single room, an extra fee of 25 € per night will be charged to you.

Cancellations made before March 8, 2009 will be reimbursed with 10% deduction of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after this date.

EIASM SCHOLARSHIPS
The Institute offers a limited number of scholarships of 700 € each. Scholarships are strictly limited to students coming from an EIASM Institutional Member (the Academic Council). Allocation of the scholarships is entirely at the discretion of the European Institute.

APPLICATIONS
Interested doctoral students should register online (and add the required documents) no later than January 27, 2009. Besides doctoral students, other researchers may participate. The number of participants will be limited to create a stimulating environment. The selection among the applicants will be conducted by the Institute’s Faculty. They will review the following documents which should necessarily complement each application form:

  • the applicant’s curriculum vitae demonstrating his/her capabilities of doing research ;
  • a letter of recommendation of his/her local faculty supporting the application ;
  • a two-page description of his/her doctoral research, indicating the general objectives.
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Luisa Jaffe
EDEN Manager, EIASM -  PLACE DE BROUCK√ąRE-PLEIN - 31 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 64 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: luisa.jaffe@eiasm.be