Accounting and Accountability in Emerging Economies (AAEE) Virtual Conference 2021

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 28 - Wed 30 Jun 21


  • Online

  • Event type

    Accounting and Accountability in Emerging Economies Conference

  • Event organiser

    Essex Business School

  • Contact details

    Conference Organisers

The 2nd Accounting and Accountability in Emerging Economies (AAEE) Conference 2021 will be held virtually. This year, more than ever before, it will be easy to attend the conference and take part.

We expect to provide a high-profile forum for academics, policy makers, research students and other keep stakeholders to discuss issues relating to, and deepening and broadening knowledge of , the role of accounting and accountability in emerging economies; and to build and consolidate a network of active institutions, scholars and policy makers involved in accounting, accountability and global development research.

The conference welcomes research papers using diverse methodologies and theoretical approaches which highlight their policy and practical implications.

Further, it seeks to engage researchers, policy makers, consultants and development scholars in generating ideas on how accounting and accountability can enhance economic and social development.

Accounting and Accountability in Emerging Economies (AAEE) Virtual Conference 2021

The conference is supported by Emerald publishing house.

There will be special issues to be published in the Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies (JAEE). Presenters of selected papers will be invited to submit their papers in a separate special issue call  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, and 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 May 2021

Submissions are now being accepted through the Conference Portal

Key dates

  • 30 April 2021 - Deadline for submission of papers
  • 31 May 2021 - Notification of acceptance
  • 13 June 2021 - Conference registration closes
  • 25 June 2021 - Discussant feedback to authors
  •  28 June - 30 June 2021 -  Main Conference Dates

Accounting and Accountability in Emerging Economies Conference 2021 Information

Keynote Speakers

Lord Prem Sikka

Lord Prem Sikka is 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.

He write a monthly column for PQ Magazine and regularly blogs for Left Foot Forward.

 A record of his contributions can be found on his parliamentary page


Srinivas Gurazada

Srinivas Gurazada (Srini), an Indian national with three decades of experience working on governance and public financial management around the world, is the Head of PEFA Secretariat and the Global Lead Public Financial Management. Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability initiative, a partnership of nine development partners, is housed in the World Bank. PEFA is regarded as a gold standard for Public Financial Management and is being used in over 150 countries.

Srini works on governance issues, ranging from;

  • government budget reforms,
  • public financial management,
  • domestic resource mobilization,
  • public sector financial reporting (IPSAS),
  • Governance in Sectors (specifically health & education)
  • anti-corruption policies,
  • control & oversight (Internal Audit, Supreme Auditing Institutions etc)
  • use of information technology for modernizing public sector.

Srini held various positions in the World Bank, as Governance Lead in Sub-Saharan Africa region responsible of Zambia, Zimbabwe & Malawi, Task Team Leader, as well as Program Manager, Global Lead Governance in Sectors, Chair of Accountability & Oversight Institutions.

Before joining Bank, as a career civil servant, Srini held key positions in Government of India as Accountant General, Director, and was deputed as Advisor to Government of Oman.

He started his professional career as a partner in a firm of Chartered Accountants before his passion for development work motivated him to move to the public sector.

Srini can be reached by email as well as on his social media channels such as Twitter (@srinivasiaas) and on Linkedin.

Paper Submissions - Open

How to submit a paper to the conference  

Papers for the conference can be submitted through the online submission portal.


AAEE Conference Organisers

Organised by members of the Essex Accounting Centre (EAC) and the Centre for Accountability and Global Development (CAGD)

Booking / Registration

More information will be provided closer to the conference date.

Note the deadline for registration is 15 June 2021

Conference fees

Staff /  Academic       £25

PhD Students            FREE (Please contact the organisers to book your place)

You can book you place via the Essex Portal

AAEE 2021 Programme

Accounting and Accountability in Emerging Economies Conference 2021

Programme Outline.pdf

Essex Business School building roof (Colchester Campus)
Get in touch
Main Conference Organisers Prof Shahzad Uddin, Prof Teerooven Soobaroyen, Prof Thankom Arun, Prof Kelum Jayasinghe, Prof Ileana Steccolini, Dr Diogenis Baboukardos, Dr Silvia Gaia, Dr Pawan Adhikari, Dr Junaid Ashraf, Dr Daniela Pianezzi, Dr Danson Kimani