CANCELLED : Accounting and Accountability in Emerging Economies (AAEE) Conference 2020

In association with African Accounting and Finance Association (AAFA), Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies (AFEE) Special Interest Group of the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA)

  • Mon 29 Jun - Wed 1 Jul 20


  • Colchester Campus

    Essex Business School

  • Event type

    Accounting and Accountability in Emerging Economies Conference

  • Event organiser

    Essex Business School

  • Contact details

    Essex Accounting Centre and Centre for Global Accountability and Development

The 2020 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.


Important Update 

Dear Colleagues,

As the coronavirus crisis deepens, we have increasingly felt that it would be difficult to proceed with the AAEE Conference 2020 (and the Emerging Scholars Colloquium).

As Public Health England has indicated it might take six months before the UK "returns to normal". Given this, it has become clear to us that this year's conference will have to be postponed, The exact dates and schedule will be published in due course.

If you had already received an acceptance, this will continue to be valid if you wish to present the same paper next year. Otherwise, the system will be open for you to change the paper or submit a new paper.

If you are currently reviewing a paper, there is no need to continue to review now. We will need your expertise next year.

We wish you all the best and please stay safe in these difficult times.


Professor Shahzad Uddin

Organising Committee, AAEE2020

CANCELLED : Accounting and Accountability in Emerging Economies (AAEE) Conference 2020

The conference is supported by the Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies (JAEE).

A special issue call will be sent out separately to presenters following the Conference.

Research themes of the conference are as follows (this list is indicative and not exhaustive)

  • 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.

Authors will be notified by of the organising committee's decision by 31 March 2020

Key dates

  • 29 February 2020 - Deadline for submission of papers
  • 31 March 2020 - Notification of acceptance
  • 15 May 2020 - Early bird registration closes
  • 19 June 2020 - Conference registration closes
  • 23 June 2020 - Discussant feedback to authors
  • 29 June 2020 - Emerging Scholars Colloquium
  •  30 June - 1 July 2020 -  Main Conference

Accounting and Accountability in Emerging Economies Conference 2020 Information

Keynote Speaker

Professor Prem Sikka)
Professor Prem Sikka

Professor Prem Sikka

Professor Prem Sikka is a Professor of Accounting at the University of Sheffield and Emeritus Professor at the University of Essex

He is a fierce critic of the accounting profession and it's role in enabling corporate fraud and tax avoidance.

He has written articles about;

  • auditing failures,
  • corporate governance failures,
  • money laundering
  • insolvency scandals
  • tax avoidance

for The Guardian, The Independent and HuffPost.

Prem is a pioneer in the use of the media by academics. 

Besides his media articles, he regularly draws attention to spurious accounting practices on Twitter (@premnsikka) and various blogging platforms.

His academic journal articles have examined the role of accounting firms in financial crises, money laundering, tax avoidance and unscrupulous wealth retention.

Dr Roger Oppong Koranteng)
Dr Roger Oppong Koranteng

Dr Roger Oppong Koranteng

Roger is the Head, Public Sector Governance, Commonwealth Secretariat, London, UK.

He has over 27 years combined experience in lecturing, consultancy and international management and leadership. 

He is responsible for governance and anti-corruption work at commonwealth countries. He has transformed the governance and anti-corruption work at Commonwealth Secretariat into pre-eminence. In this role, he dialogues with Heads of Government and senior public officials and development partners for their support, resources and buy-in for public sector reforms.

Roger has over year established, strengthened and managed governance and anti-corruption institutions around the world. In 2011 he established a successful and vibrant Association of Anti-Corruption Institutes in Commonwealth Africa to promote inter-agency collaborations and learning through the sharing of experiences and best practices to promote good governance and development.

In 2013, Roger established the Commonwealth Africa Anti-corruption Training Centre in Botswana which builds and strengthens the capacity Anti-corruption and Public Centre Institutions in Commonwealth Africa.

In 2015 he established the Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-corruption Bodies in the Commonwealth Caribbean. As well as in 2017 he had established the Regional Training Centre of Excellence in Grenada for the Caribbean region.

Roger was selected a winner of the Prestigious International Anti-Corruption Excellence award (Innovations) in 2018. 

Dr Koranteng holds a PhD in Public Policy from the University of Birmingham. He also has an MA in Public Policy and Administration from the Institutes of Social Studies, The Hague (Netherlands). Roger also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Administration from GIMPA, Ghana as well as a Post-Graduate Diploma in Environmental Studies from the University of Oslo.

Paper Submissions - Open

How to submit 



You can book your ticket via our online booking form.

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

Registration key dates

  • 15 May 2020 - Early bird rate registration closes
  • 19 June 2020 - Conference registration closes

Conference Tickets

Prices are;

  • Staff early bird - £200
  • Student early bird - £150
  • Emerging Scholars Colloquium day only - £75
  • Additional ticket for conference gala dinner - £50


The Conference takes place at the Essex Business School, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ

Our Colchester Campus us an hour away from London

How to find the University of Essex's Colchester Campus


Delegate rates will be updated after submission closes


Please see list below of hotels in the Colchester area;

Essex Business School building roof (Colchester Campus)
Get in touch
Main Conference Stream Prof Shahzad Uddin, Prof Teerooven Soobaroyen, Prof Thankom Arun, Prof Kelum Jayasinghe, Prof Musa Mangena, Prof Ileana Steccolini
Emerging Scholars Colloquium Stream Dr Diogenis Baboukardos, Dr Silvia Gaia, Dr Pawan Adhikari, Dr Daniela Pianezzi

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