The third sector, which includes charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups, has grown in importance worldwide over the last few decades. It plays an essential role in supporting communities at all levels of society, from the local to the national and the international. The third sector is highly diverse in terms of the services offered, organisational size and structure. However, what they all have in common is providing essential support to the most needy and vulnerable in society. Many provide essential services that help to fill the gap in private and public service provision and make a substantial and rapidly increasing contribution to the health and well-being of society.
This workshop will be of interest not only to researchers active in this area, but also to policymakers, senior managers and practitioners from all disciplines.
The workshop organisers are particularly interested in the results of accounting, managerial, economic, policy and inter-disciplinary approaches that explore the contemporary challenges in managing third sector organisations during times of crisis.
Topics of potential interest include, but are not limited to:
• Reflections on crisis and third sector creative responses to the global pandemic
• Accounting and managerial challenges of NPOs during times of crisis
• Responses to financial vulnerability and risk during and beyond the pandemic
• The role of accounting and financial measures in NPOs – measuring performance and improving organisational transparency
• Measuring performance and accountability in times of crisis
• External crisis and the dangers of mission drift
• Building and maintaining legitimacy and trust in times of crisis
• The challenges of maintaining service delivery, governance and advocacy during a pandemic
• Building a new normal post COVID - tools and tactics to develop change agents versus change victims
• Beyond COVID - reconceptualising the Third Sector
• Strengthening diversity and sustainability in times of crisis – the role of leadership, diversity and inclusion
• Innovating NPO’s – capitalising on the acceleration of digital communication and engagement
• Assessing the impact of COVID on organisational values and service delivery
• Maintaining innovation and knowledge exchange in the Third Sector during times of crisis
There are no particular paper requirements, but they should not be too long (preferably 8,000 words).
Submission now closed!
If you received an acceptance notice this is how you can upload your final paper:
Here is the procedure to upload your final paper (PDF only):
* go on the EIASM website (https://www.eiasm.net)
Submission of full papers: April 20, 2021
A selection of the best papers will be eligible for submission to a special issue of the Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal (Guest editors Audrey Paterson, Bernd Helmig, Marc Jegers, and Irvine Lapsley). AAAJ is ranked by the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Quality Journal List as A*. In the Association of Business Schools (ABS) it is 3-rated. It currently has a Scopus Cite Score of 5.7 and an impact factor of 3.349. More information will be offered during the workshop.
This journal is indexed here https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/journal/aaaj
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