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5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACCOUNTING, AUDITING & MANAGEMENT IN PUBLIC SECTOR REFORMS


AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 3-5, 2008
ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Henk ter Bogt (Groningen)
Tjerk Budding (Amsterdam)
Tom Groot (Amsterdam)
Jan van Helden (Groningen)
Irvine Lapsley (Edinburgh)

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Henk ter Bogt (Groningen)
Tjerk Budding (Amsterdam)
James Guthrie (Sydney)
Tom Groot (Amsterdam)
Nathalie Halgand (Nantes)
Jan van Helden (Groningen)
Noel Hyndman (QUB)
Kerry Jacobs (Australian National University)
Åge Johnsen (Oslo)
Larry Jones (NPS, California)
Irvine Lapsley (Edinburgh)
Riccardo Mussari (Siena)
Vicente Pina (Zaragoza)
Lourdes Torres (Zaragoza)

INVITED PLENARY SPEAKERS

Geert Hofstede, Emeritus Professor, Maastricht University
Christopher Hood, Oxford University
Sven Modell, University of Manchester

SPECIAL ISSUE OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY & MANAGEMENT

A selection of papers will be published in a special issue of Financial Accountability & Management based on the conference theme. All contributors will be asked if they wish their paper to be considered for this special issue. These papers will go through a standard double-blind review process. The special issue is edited by Henk ter Bogt, Tjerk Budding, Tom Groot and Jan van Helden.

CO-ORGANISED WITH

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

RUG University of Groningen

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.

PROGRAMME

Please click here for  the programme of the event.

CALL FOR PAPERS

The overall theme of the conference is Innovations and New Developments in Public Sector Management and Accounting. In addition, we are particularly interested in receiving extended abstracts, or preferably, completed papers on the following topics with regard to public sector and non-profit organizations (such as Governmental, Health and Educational organizations):

• Auditing
• Management Accounting and Control
• Financial Accounting
• Governance
• Changes in organizational structures (including privatization, outsourcing and Public Private Partnerships) 


Acceptance is conditional upon submission of your full paper by 23rd of July 2008 (at noon, 12H00 Brussels time zone).

KEY DATES

Submission of papers/complete abstracts (including research proposals young scholars program) : 
Submission is now closed
Authors noticed of acceptance : 30 April 2008 
Final/complete papers : 23 July 2008 
Conference : 3-5 September 2008

YOUNG SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Young scholars are invited to submit a research proposal (including a literature review, research questions and research design). The authors of the selected research proposals participate in the conference by having a round table discussion of about 30 minutes with two senior researchers and one colleague-young author in order to receive fruitful suggestions for improving their paper.

The submission deadline is over.


ACCOMMODATION

Recommended Hotels

We have selected and made special price arrangements with four hotels in Amsterdam for the period between September 1st and September 7th. Availability and prices are guaranteed until two months in advance of the congress (July 3th). All hotels are in the city center of Amsterdam and have good connections to the VU Campus by public transport. Please contact the hotels directly for more information and bookings. Note that the availability of hotel rooms in Amsterdam in September is rather limited because of a great number of congresses !!!

Ibis Stopera
The Ibis Amsterdam City Stopera hotel is a three star hotel located in the city centre, a few minutes from the Stopera Opera House, Dam Square, Rembrandtplein and Waterlooplein. You can reach the VU Campus by walking to metro station Stopera (appr. 10 minutes) and taking metro 51 direction Amstelveen (appr. 15 minutes). The price for a single room is € 112,75 (including breakfast and citytax!) and € 134,40 for a double room (including breakfast and citytax!).

You can book a room by filling in the registration form and sending it to the hotel.
To download the form, please click HERE
More information is available via www.ibishotel.com/ibis/fichehotel/gb/ibi/3044/fiche_hotel.shtml


Eden Hotel Amsterdam
The Eden Hotel Amsterdam is a three start hotel located in the city centre at the corner of the Rembrandt Square. It is located at the Amstel River opposite the "Stopera" (city hall & opera house). You can reach the VU Campus by walking to metro station Waterloopplein (appr. 5 minutes) and taking metro 51 direction Amstelveen (appr. 15 minutes).
The price for a standard room, single use is € 140,00 (including breakfast and citytax!) and € 157,50 for double use (including breakfast and citytax!).
You can get more information and book a room via the website:
http://www.edenhotelgroup.com/12/en/hotels-amsterdam/eden-hotel-amsterdam/
In order to see the special rates, click ‘Show availability’, ‘New search’ and fill in the rate code EIASM. You can also use the registration form.
To download the form, please click HERE


Bilderberg Jan Luycken
The Bilderberg hotel Jan Luycken is a three star boutique hotel dating from the 19th century. It is a small-scale, personal, ambient hotel located across three historic mansions, in the museum quarter opposite the Rijks and Van Gogh Museums. You can reach the VU Campus by walking to tram station Van Baerlestraat (appr. 5 minutes) and taking tram 5 direction Amstelveen (appr. 15 minutes). The price for a single room is € 134,00 (including breakfast, excluding city tax of 5%) and € 164,00 for a double room (including breakfast for one person, excluding city tax of 5%).

You can book directly via http://www.bilderberg.nl/uk/actionrates/EIASM2008/?arc=eiasm2008

More information is available via www.bilderberg.nl/uk/hotels/janluyken/

Eden Rembrandt Square Hotel
The Eden Rembrandt Square Hotel is a 4-star hotel, centrally situated at the Amstelstreet at the corner of the famous and lively Rembrandt Square. You can reach the VU Campus by walking to metro station Waterloopplein (appr. 5 minutes) and taking metro 51 direction Amstelveen (appr. 15 minutes). We have made special price arrangements for the period between September 1st and September 7th. The price for a single room is € 205,00 (including breakfast and city tax) and € 245,00 for a double room (including breakfast and city tax).
You can get more information and book a room via the website: http://www.edenhotelgroup.com/445/en/hotels-amsterdam/eden-rembrandt-square-hotel
In order to see the special rates, click ‘Show availability’, ‘New search’ and fill in the rate code EIASM.

ACCOMPANYING PERSONS PROGRAM

At this conference, we offer an accompanying persons program that comprises the social events for the congress participants as well as some tourist tours in and around Amsterdam. In collaboration with a local tour organizer, Lindbergh, we have selected three activities. You can register for the tours in Amsterdam by contacting Lindbergh (please mention EIASM Amsterdam). For the other social events (welcome reception and dinner), you have to contact the congress secretariat.

Wednesday September 3th

14.00-15.00 h. Canal Cruise
More information: http://www.lindbergh.nl/product.aspx?prodid=626&TAAL=ENG - Costs: € 8,00
Evening (around 19.00 h.) - Welcome reception
Free entrance

Thursday September 4th

10.00-14.30 h. Marken, Volendam and Windmills
(pickup at hotels from 8.30 h.)
More information: http://www.lindbergh.nl/product.aspx?prodid=755&TAAL=ENG  - Costs: € 31 (excluding lunch)
Evening (around 19.00-23.00 h.) - Gala dinner – hotel The Grand
Costs: € 100

Friday September 5th

10.00-18.00 h. - Grand Holland Tour, including Madurodam
(pickup at hotels from 8.30 h.)
More information: http://www.lindbergh.nl/product.aspx?prodid=759&TAAL=ENG - Costs: € 43 (excluding lunch)

PRACTICALITIES
CONGRESS VENUE :

The conference will be held in the premises of the VU University Amsterdam.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Free University)
De Boelelaan 1105
MAIN BUILDING, 1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

To download a general map of Amsterdam, please click HERE

TIMING :

The workshop will start around 13H30  on September 3 and will end around 17H00 on September 5.


HOW TO GET TO ‘VU Campus’, Amsterdam:

By car
From the direction of Utrecht/Amersfoort: take the ‘Ringweg A10’ – direction Den Haag. Exit Amstelveen (S 108), at the traffic light go to the left – direction Amstelveen-VU Hospital. **At the traffic light at the VU Hospital go to the left, now you are on De Boelelaan, drive on to the University building, you have to park your car on the parking lot and pay!

From the direction of Den Haag: Exit Amsterdam/Amstelveen (S108), at traffic light go to the left, direction Amstelveen-VU Hospital. See above **.

By public transport

You can buy tickets for the train at the ticket vending machines in the railway stations. You need to pay cash (only coins) or by cash card. If you buy a ticket at a service desk, you pay service costs of EUR 0,50. For the trams, metros and busses we advice you have to buy a multi-journey ticket (strippenkaart) as this is cheaper than buying tickets in the ticket machines or from the driver. You can buy the multi-journey tickets at the coffee shops (‘Kiosk’) in the railway stations and at Schiphol.

From the railway stations

You can reach the VU Campus via two (international) railway stations. From railway station Amsterdam Zuid (Amsterdam South) you can take Metro 51 – direction Amstelveen or tram 5- direction Amstelveen. You get off at the next stop (VU). You need a one zone ticket (2 strips). It is also just a ten minutes walk from this station to the VU Campus. From railway station Amsterdam Centraal ( the Central Station) you can take Metro 51 – direction Amstelveen – and get off at the VU-campus (CS-VU = 30 min).

From the city center/recommended hotels

Tram 5 goes from the railway station Amsterdam Centraal to the VU through the centre of town = 45 min. This tram is convenient for visitors staying in hotel Bilderberg Jan Luycken. Metro 51 is most convenient for visitors staying in the Best Western and Ibis Stopera hotels. For both transports you need a two zones ticket (3 strips).

From the airport

If you come by train from Schiphol Airport, you get off at Amsterdam Zuid railway station. You can take the tram 51 or 5 (direction Amstelveen) for one stop – they both stop at this station – or you can walk to the Campus (10 min). You need a one zone ticket, two strips. The railway ticket from the airport to Amsterdam Zuid is just EUR 2,60. We also advice you to travel to the recommended hotels via this railway station as this is the most convenient option.

You can always call the secretarial office: 020-598 9840/020- 598 9865


SOCIAL PROGRAM :

On  Wednesday September 3rd, a welcome reception will be offered at the Stopera, Music Theater and city hall of the municipality of Amsterdam.

On Thursday September 4th, a dinner will be held in the council chamber of hotel The Grand. This historic room has been the meeting hall for the city council from 1808 until 1988.



FEE :

Fees will be posted shortly

Cancellations made before August 15, 2008 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

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ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Cristina Setyar - EIASM Conference Manager
EIASM - PLACE DE BROUCK√ąRE-PLEIN - 31 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 69 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: cristina.setyar@eiasm.be