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EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR IN AUDIT RESEARCH


LONDON, MARCH 9-13, 2015
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EDEN IN ACCOUNTING

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

  • Analytical Accounting Research
  • Audit Research
  • Qualitative Research in Accounting (former Case-Based Research in Management Accounting)
  • Empirical Financial Accounting Research
  • Intangibles, Intellectual Capital & Value Creation
  • Producing and Evaluating Knowledge in Management Accounting
  • Quantitative Empirical Research in Management Accounting

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE

The objective of the seminar is to take doctoral students to the frontiers of audit research. The seminar will cover both audit market research and behavioral audit research. Emphasis will also be placed on regulation and institutional issues affecting auditor behavior and audit markets. Furthermore, time will be devoted to discuss challenging research opportunities in auditing, the process of conducting audit research, and selecting the appropriate research methodology and design, which should help students to identify an important research topic and develop a sound research proposal.

PROGRAMME

Topics that will be covered:

  • The functioning of audit markets: demand and supply
  • Audit market structure: concentration, industry specialization and competition
  • Audit quality: audit inputs – audit process – audit outcomes – audit context
  • Auditor judgment, expertise, and professional skepticism
  • Organization of accounting firms: ownership and operating structures, audit firm governance, liability
  • Institutions, incentives and regulation affecting the auditing profession.
     

Detailed programme will be posted shortly.

TARGET AUDIENCE

The seminar is designed primarily for doctoral students, but post-docs and other early stage researcher may also benefit from attending. We assume students have a basic knowledge of audit research obtained during their (Research ) Master studies or equivalent. Please let us know if you do not have this basic knowledge of audit research, and we will provide you with a reading list to prepare for the seminar.

FACULTY

Faculty members:
Jean Bedard
, Bentley University
Mark Peecher, University of Illinois
Ann Vanstraelen, Maastricht University (Programme Coordinator)

EVALUATION

Upon successful completion of the seminar , the participants will be given a certificate and granted 4 ECTS.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS


Interested doctoral students should register online (and add the required documents) no later than January 15, 2015 (new deadline). 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.

 

PARTICIPATION FEES

PARTICIPATION FEE
The participation fee is 1100 €. This fee includes participation to the seminar, documentation, lunches and a group dinner.

Cancellations made before February 15, 2015 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 600 € per member institution. 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.

 

PRACTICALITIES

TIME AND LOCATION
The seminar will be held at the Citadines Holborn-Covent Garden London in London, U.K.
The programme will start on March 9, 2015 at 09.00 a.m. and is scheduled to end March 13, 2015 approximately at 17.00.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
You are requested to make your own hotel arrangement.

A list of recommended hotel will be posted soon.

APPLICATIONS

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For more information, please contact:
Ms. Nina Payen
EDEN Manager, EIASM -  PASSAGE DU NORD - 19 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 61 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: payen@eiasm.be