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The programme in Accounting will include seminars on the following topics :
Programme Coordinator & Faculty members:
Matias Laine, Tampere University, Finland (Programme Coordinator)
Carlos Larrinaga is a Professor of Accounting at the University of Burgos, Spain. He is associated with the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research, University of St Andrews. He has studied the interplay between accounting and the natural environment since the early nineties and still perseveres. On that subject, Carlos has published in several interdisciplinary accounting journals. He serves on the editorial board of various journals and is an Associate Editor of the European Accounting Review.
Giovanna Michelon is Professor of Accounting at the University of Bristol (UK). Broadly speaking, her work explores the role of corporate governance for sustainability reporting, the role of sustainability information for market participants and other stakeholders, the dynamics of shareholder activism on sustainability issues, and how disclosure regulation affects firm’s actual behavior and impacts. Giovanna has published widely in leading academic journals, is a member of the European Accounting Association Management Committee, Co-Editor of Accounting Forum and Associate Editor of the Accounting and Business Research.
Brendan O’Dwyer is Professor of Accounting at the University of Amsterdam Business School and the Alliance Manchester Business School. He is also Visiting Professor of Accounting at UNSW Business School and a Scientific Advisory Board member of the Society & Organizations Institute at HEC Paris. Brendan is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland having trained as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst and Young. Brendan has previously served as Chair of the Accounting division, Dean of Research and (Acting) Dean at the University of Amsterdam Business School. Brendan’s research and public policy work embraces a variety of qualitative research methods to examine the regulation of the accounting profession and the role of accounting and assurance practices in making the social and environmental impacts of organizational activities visible. He is an academic expert in sustainability reporting and assurance, financial climate risk disclosure, responsible investment, financial audit, and NGO accounting and accountability. Brendan has published extensively in these areas in journals such as Accounting, Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, European Accounting Review, and Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal. He is an Editor at Accounting, Organizations and Society and Associate Editor at Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal. In 2019, Brendan received the Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal ‘Interdisciplinary Accounting Research Hall of Fame’ award in recognition of his distinguished service contributions to the progress of interdisciplinary accounting research.
Sustainability accounting has emerged as a pivotal activity in the desire to make the market and organizations more sustainable. Sustainability accounting and reporting are conceived by policy makers, market participants and stakeholders as instruments to enable and facilitate the mobilization of financial markets, supply chains and organizing for sustainable development. Europe is at the vanguard in areas such as environmental reporting and assurance, reporting on due diligence in the supply chain and the mobilization of financial markets for sustainability. There is, therefore, an opportunity for EIASM/EDEN to strengthen doctoral training in sustainability accounting across Europe and beyond, to capitalize on European research leadership in this area. Drawing on the European research leadership in this area, this EDEN Doctoral Seminar seeks to strengthen doctoral training in sustainability accounting across Europe and beyond.
Application: 20 September 2023 (open until end of September)
This doctoral seminar provides an overview of sustainability accounting research, exploring both historical research traditions and contemporary state-of-the-art research in the the field. The seminar seeks to cover the broad spectrum of research in this evolving field, addressing a range of different topics, approaches, methodologies and theoretical frameworks. We emphasise inclusivity and the importance of working across paradigms, and hence the doctoral seminar will include discussions taking place in both the mainstream accounting literature as well as the leading interdisciplinary accounting journals.
Underpinning the seminar are questions regarding the roles sustainability accounting plays in societies, and how sustainability accounting can be made to serve the common good. We are interested in exploring how varieties of sustainability accounting manifest in different types of contexts and settings, and what types of questions emerge through such manifestations. Further, the seminar seeks to position the current knowledge of sustainability accounting in the long tradition of research in the field, and discuss the relevance of different questions in the context of contemporary global sustainability challenges.
The seminar will be led by international faculty with significant long-standing experience of sustainability accounting research spanning several decades. As established scholars in the field, the faculty members are able to share insights of their own research projects to supplement examples drawn from the literature, and thereby provide further perspective for the students. The discussions, guided by the above themes alongside other questions emerging through interaction at the seminar, aim at enhancing the doctoral students’ knowledge and awareness of the broad field of sustainability accounting and subsequently assist them in making choices in their own research projects.
As the seminar is providing an overview of the research field, this seminar is suitable to early- and mid-stage doctoral students in particular, but it can also be of interest for other doctoral students or early career scholars who are interested in learning the fundamentals of the swiftly growing and increasingly important area of accounting research.
Seminar structure and draft outline
The seminar is organized in an intensive one-week format and it consists of interactive lectures, group work, presentations and seminar discussions.
The participants are assigned pre-readings and preparatory tasks prior to the seminar aiming at enhancing discussions and learning during the sessions.
The seminar is designed to facilitate an interactive, enjoyable learning experience. Students are expected to participate actively and continually ask questions and reflect critically on both their individual PhD projects as well as the topics under discussion. Moreover, PhD students will also present their research and receive feedback from faculty and other participants.
The seminar will cover the following topics:
Full attendance, active participation and research presentation are required to obtain the certificate.
4 ECTS will be assigned upon completion of the seminar.
Interested doctoral students should register online (and add the required documents) no later than September 20, 2023 (open until end of September) . 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 Institute offers a limited number of scholarships. 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.
No reimbursement will be possible after this date.
TIME AND LOCATION
The programme will start on November 20, 2023 and is scheduled to end November 24, 2023
For more information, please contact:
The EDEN Team
EIASM - Rue FOSSÉ AUX LOUPS - 38 - BOX 3 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 69