Accounting and Accountability in Emerging Economies (AAEE) Conference 2018

  • Thu 28 - Fri 29 Jun 18


  • Colchester Campus

    Essex Business School

  • Event speaker


  • Event type

    Essex Accounting Centre

  • Event organiser

    Essex Business School

  • Contact details

    Professor Shahzad Uddin

The 2018 Accounting and Accountability in Emerging Economies (AAEE) Conference aims to engage with scholars interested in generating ideas on how accounting and accountability debates might play a greater role in the economic and social development.

It also aims to address to a variety of audiences including researchers, policy makers, consultants and development workers. It provides a high-profile forum for academics, policy makers, research students and other key stakeholders to discuss aspects relating to critical issues for deepening and broadening the critical knowledge of accounting and accountability in emerging economies. It aims to build and consolidate the network of active supporters of emerging economies scholars.

The call for papers is now closed.

Accounting and Accountability in Emerging Economies (AAEE) Conference 2018

The conference is supported by two journals, namely the Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies (JAEE) and the Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal. Further details about the special issues will be communicated soon.

Research themes may include:

  • global development and governance
  • sustainability and corporate social responsibility
  • reporting and regulations
  • corporate governance
  • auditing, fraud and corruption
  • managerial controls
  • islamic finance, micro-finance and SMEs
  • culture, religion, ethnicity and history

All papers will be reviewed before being accepted to the conference.

There will be two types of sessions: parallel sessions with discussant (PSD) and parallel sessions (PS). Authors will be notified of the organising committee’s decision by March 30, 2018.

Keynote speakers

Tatiana Krylova, UNCTAD

Tatiana Krylova, Head of Enterprise Branch, Division on Investment and Enterprise Development, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Her duties among others include supervision and coordination of activities of the United Nations Intergovernmental Working Group on International Accounting and Reporting Standards (ISAR) to assist developing countries and economies in transition to meet international requirements in the area of accounting and reporting. In this regard she leads UNCTAD’s work on formulating and implementation of the Accounting Development Tool (ADT), as well as other activities related to corporate financial and non-financial reporting with a view to achieve better quality and international comparability of such reports based on international standards, benchmarks and good practices.

Before joining the United Nations in 2000, she was a partner at KPMG in Moscow where she was in charge of the Methodology department that advised Russian government and companies on transition to IAS/IFRS. She was also a consultant to the World Bank, OECD, EBRD, and other international organizations on accounting and finance issues. In different years she was a member of the Standards Advisory Council of the IASB, of the Education Committee and the Developing Nations Committee of the International Federation of Accountants. She was previously a Professor at Moscow State University teaching accounting and finance and was elected as American Accounting Association Distinguished International Lecturer for 1997. 

She holds a PhD degree in accounting from Moscow State University and was a Visiting Fellow at Stanford University, California, in 1992-1993.

Professor Trevor Hopper

Trevor Hopper is Emeritus Professor of Management Accounting at Sussex University, UK; adjunct professor at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; and visiting professor at Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden. Previously he was a cost accountant in industry, a lecturer at Wolverhampton and Sheffield Universities, and professor at Manchester Business School.

His visiting positions include the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, U.S.A; Queen's University, Canada; Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia; and the Universities of Kyushu and Fukuoka, Japan. Professor Hopper was a co-editor of British Accounting Review and is the Consulting Editor for the Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies. His editorial board memberships include Accounting, Accountability and Performance; the Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal; Accounting and the Public Interest; Alternative Perspectives on Finance and Accounting; Critical Perspectives on Accounting; Journal of Accounting & Organisational Change; and Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management. His major interests lie in the social, organisational and political aspects of management accounting, especially with respect to ERPs, developing countries, and contemporary accounting changes.

He has co-edited eight books, including A Handbook of Accounting in Developing Countries and Issues in Management Accounting and has published extensively in professional journals, books, and international research journals including Accounting and Business Research; Accounting, Organizations and Society; the Auditing, Accounting and Accountability Journal; British Accounting Review; Critical Perspectives on Accounting; European Accounting Review; Journal of Management Studies; and Management Accounting Research. His accounting and development related papers include intensive case studies in Bangladesh, Benin, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and Indonesia; and several reviews of work on accounting and development. He was granted a Lifetime Achievement Award by the British Accounting and Finance Association, an honorary doctorate from Stockholm School of Economics, and has been inaugurated into the Interdisciplinary Accounting Hall of Fame.

How to book

You can book your tickets via our online booking form

Conference fees include access to all panel sessions, refreshments and lunches, receptions and the gala dinner. All prices include VAT.

Conference tickets

Prices are:

  • Staff early bird - £180 before 15 May 2018 
  • Standard staff ticket - £200 after 16 May 2018 
  • Student early bird - £125 before 15 May 2018
  • Standard student ticket - £150 after 16 May 2018

Emerging Scholars Colloquium Day tickets

  • Staff and students - £75

Call for papers

The call for papers is now closed.

Key dates

  • 1 October 2017 - early bird registration opens
  • 28 February 2018 - paper submission deadline
  • 30 March 2018 - notification of paper acceptance
  • 15 May 2018 - early bird registration closes
  • 21June 2018 - discussant feedback to authors
  • 15 June 2018 - conference registration closes
  • 27 June 2018 - AAEE Emerging Scholars Colloquium


Hotels with special room rates

Delegates can benefit from discounted accommodation at two hotels close to the conference venue for the duration of the event. All rooms are on a first come, first served basis dependent on availability and accommodation costs are not included in the conference ticket fee.

Wivenhoe House

Wivenhoe House is a four star country house hotel, located on the University of Essex Colchester Campus and is a 10 minute walk to the conference venue. Preferred room rates starts at £89.00 per night when you quote ‘AAEE 2018’ before 26 May 2018. You can contact the reservations team on 01206 863666 or reservations@wivenhoehouse.co.uk

Rose and Crown Hotel

Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel is located a short bus journey from the conference venue and preferred room rates starts at £77.00 per night. Use confirmation code 'EVENT 40835, AAEE' when making reservations before 26 April 2018 to benefit from the discount. You can contact the reservations team on 01206 866677 or info@rose-and-crown.com

Get in touch
Main conference Prof Shahzad Uddin, Prof Teerooven Soobaroyen, Prof Thankom Arun and Prof Kelum Jayasinghe
Telephone: 01206 873072
Emerging Scholars Colloquium stream Dr Diogenis Baboukardos, Dr Junaid Ashraf, Dr Silvia Gaia and Dr Daniela Pianezzi
Telephone: 01206 873072

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