BAFA Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies
Essex Business School helps to run the
BAFA Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies Special Interest Group.
We carry out research across the fields of accounting and finance, with a
focus on developing economies. We aim to foster collaboration and networking
with researchers and teachers working in these areas to improve teaching and
provide support to PhD
students specialising in less developed and emerging economies. We work with
professional accounting bodies in the UK and internationally.
We promote informed debate and aim to establish a more realistic
understanding of accounting issues in less developed, emerging and
transitional economies. We are interested in historical, theoretical,
empirical and practical issues, whether quantitative or qualitative,
affecting accounting and accountability in Asian, African and Latin American
LDCs and transitional economies.
Our research interests include:
- education, training and the role of professional accounting bodies
- capital markets
- financial reporting and accounting standards
- corporate governance
- management accounting issues
- the impact of structural adjustment programmes and international
financial agencies on accounting practices
- accounting and accountability issues in the public sector, NGOs,
- accounting practices in family businesses
- the impact of culture, ethnicity and history on accounting
- the role of accounting on socio-economic development and poverty
- theoretical approaches to accounting and finance
We hold regular one-day workshops to examine the latest issues in our
17th Workshop on Accounting and Finance in Emerging
Date: Friday 23 June 2017
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University
Call for papers
Professor Teerooven Soobaroyen, Essex Business School
Dr Kelum Jayasinghe, Essex Business School
- Treasurer: Professor Collins Ntim, University of Huddersfield
- Workshop organiser: Dr Philippe Lassou, University of Southampton
- Newsletter/Web Coordinator: Dr Pawan Adhikari, Essex Business School
- International Relations: Dr Karim Sorour, University of Northumbria
- Professional Liaison Officer: Dr Juliana Meira, University of
- Doctoral Student Liaison: Dr Chinyere Uche, University of Bristol
- Member: Professor Musa Mangena, Nottingham Trent University
- Member: Professor Ven Tauringana, Bournemouth University
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