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4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACCOUNTING, AUDITING AND MANAGEMENT IN PUBLIC SECTOR REFORMS


SIENA, SEPTEMBER 7-9, 2006
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

James Guthrie (Sydney)
Nathalie Halgand (Nantes)
Noel Hyndman (QUB)

Kerry Jacobs (Latrobe)
Åge Johnsen (Oslo)
Larry Jones (NPS, California)
Irvine Lapsley (Edinburgh)
Riccardo Mussari (Siena)
Vicente Pina (Zaragoza)
Lourdes Torres (Zaragoza)

INVITED PLENARY SPEAKERS

Wai Fong Chua, University of New South Wales

James Guthrie, University of Sydney (unable to attend due to illness)

The President of AIDEA (Italian Academy of Business Economics) will be present during the opening session of the conference to give a short welcome speech to all the participants.

 

SPECIAL ISSUE OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY & MANAGEMENT

A selection of papers will be published in a special issue of Financial Accountability & Management after double-blind review. 

Tuesday 19th September:
Selected Authors will be informed shortly, and all conference participants will be notified of the decision...

CO-ORGANISED WITH

The University of Siena

BEST PAPER AWARD

The winner of the 'JUNE PALLOT PRIZE' for the Best Conference Paper will be presented with an engraved quaich

A QUAICH is a special kind of shallow two-handled drinking cup/bowl in Scotland.
It derives from the Scottish Gaelic cuach meaning a cup.

The Best Paper Award was presented to HENK TER BOGT for his paper "MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING CHANGE AND NEW PUBLIC MANAGEMENT IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT: A REASSESSMENT OF AMBITIONS AND RESULTS"

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Please CLICK HERE for the conference program.

LIST OF ACCEPTED PAPERS

Please CLICK HERE for a list of the accepted conference papers.

INVITED SPEAKERS PRESENTATIONS

Wai Fong Chua : "Reconceptulising Accounting & its Connections to Strategy" 

James Guthrie: "June Pallot: Voice of Reason in New Zealand Public Sector Reforms"

THE LEGACY OF JUNE PALLOT: BUY DIRECT

The Legacy of June Pallot
Public Sector Financial Management Reform
Edited by Susan Newberry, University of Sydney

Research in Public Management
Series Editors: Lawrence R. Jones and Nancy C. Roberts
Naval Postgraduate School

CALL FOR PAPERS

The overall theme of the conference is the future of the New Public Management agenda. In addition, we are particularly interested in receiving extended abstracts, or preferably, completed papers on the following topics 
 

  • Corporatisation and externalisation of public services and activities
  • Compulsory competitive tendering initiatives of public services
  • Private finance of public infrastructures: Private finance initiatives
  • Management accounting developments in the public sector
  • Central, regional and local government accounting initiatives
  • National Health Service reforms
  • Accrual basis of accounting in public budgets
  • The reporting entity and the consolidation of public sector annual accounts
  • The total quality management approach in the delivery of public services
  • Auditing and accountability of privatisation of government-owned companies
  • Regulatory aspects of public utilities and public monopolies
  • The role of audit institutions in the control of externalised public services
  • Theory and practice of performance measurement
  • The efficiency and quality control of contracting-out public services
  • Analyses of efficiency in the public sector
  • Performance audits in the framework of the New Public Management
  • Aspects related to the definition of output, outcome and quality indicators.

Full and final papers are due by 31st July 2006.

TO SUBMIT YOUR FINAL PAPER:
Go to www.eiasm.org, and log onto your profile (top right hand corner), choose the correct event and upload your final paper

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the co-chairs:
   

Irvine Lapsley,
Institute of Public Sector Accounting Research, Management School,
University of Edinburgh,
William Robertson Building,
50 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JY

e-mail: I.Lapsley@ed.ac.uk

Riccardo Mussari,
University of Siena,
Via Banchi di Sotto, 55, Siena, Italy.
e-mail: mussari@unisi.it

PRACTICALITIES

***REGISTRATIONS must be made by 1 September 2006 at 2pm Belgian Time (GMT+1)***

NEW! Photos from the 2004 Conference held in Oslo: http://home.hio.no/~aagejo/EIASM2004pictures.htm

LOCATION :

The conference will be held at the Università di Siena - Faculty of Economics (Piazza S. Francesco, 7 - Siena).

The conference dinner will be held at the Certosa di Pontignano, a marvellous medieval monastery situated at +/- 10 km from the Siena city center, on Friday 8th September.
Bus transport will be provided, details will be on your program!

**Registration will start at 8.30am on Thursday 7th. The conference will finish at 12.30 on Saturday 9th.**

*We ask participants to respect the conference program and the other participants by staying for the complete program!*

HOW TO REACH SIENA :

For participants arriving by plane, there are regular trains to Siena from Rome, Florence and Pisa.
As there is a rail terminus at Pisa airport, this is slightly more convenient than Florence, and there are direct flights from several European cities to Pisa by Alitalia and other national airlines.

By plane

To Pisa, Florence or Rome: and then by train, bus or car.

CLICK HERE for details on getting from Florence Airport to Siena

By train

From Florence: transfer to the railway station in Florence, where there are trains to Siena every hour until 9 pm. (journey time: 1:45 hours).

From Pisa: from the airport station, changing in Empoli (about 2 hours).

From Rome: from the airport station changing at Rome Central, and Chiusi (about 3 hours).

By bus

From Florence: direct bus from «Sita» bus station (opposite «Santa Maria Novella» railway station) every hour until 7 pm.

By car

From North: superstrada Florence – Siena, exit Siena Nord.
From South: autostrata A1, exit Bettolle for Siena.

**Please note that private cars are not allowed in the city centre.**


ACCOMMODATION :

Please click HERE for a list of hotels at different price ranges.
You are requested to contact the hotel DIRECTLY to make your reservation.

Hotel Moderno, *** is really close to the university (you have just to use an escalator)
or the Hotel Cannon D’Oro, ** that is 5 minutes walk from the university

***PRESENTATIONS : There will be a PC (with CD drive and PowerPoint) with OH projector available

           
   
For participants affiliated with an institution that is member or associate member of the EIASM's
Academic Council
350 €
For participants coming from another academic institution 400 €

Cancellations made before August 25, 2006 will be reimbursed minus 20% of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after that date.

Payments should be made by :

  • The following credit cards: Visa or Eurocard/Mastercard/Access

DOWNLOAD LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

DOWNLOAD ACCEPTED PAPERS

ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Nicole Coopman - EIASM Conference Manager
EIASM - PLACE DE BROUCKÈRE-PLEIN - 31 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 63 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: coopman@eiasm.be