8th IAFDS 2015

Event Info

08:00AM - 05:00PM
15th - 17th June 2015
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
The Breslin

Programme Chairs: Prof Aljosa Valentincic  & Prof Robert Faff

The 8th International Accounting & Finance Doctoral Symposium, which is focused on developing the research strengths and skills of doctoral students, is hosted by the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia in partnership with University of Queensland, University of Strathclyde, Trondheim Business School, SKEMA Business School, University of Bangor, University of Bologna and the University of Leeds.

The symposium builds on the tremendous success of the previous meetings, which took place in Trondheim (2014), Bologna (2013), Glasgow (2012), Salamanca (2011), and Prato (2008-2010). IAFDS 2015 offers an excellent opportunity for students to present their work to an international audience outside their usual University environment. Prominent professors and researchers in the fields of finance, accounting and banking attend the symposium and provide detailed feedback to individual participants on their research.


Each participant will receive a written review of their submitted paper, the opportunity to present their work to leading professors, a detailed one-on-one discussion with an experienced academic about their paper, and an excellent networking experience with other doctoral students from around the globe.


Friday,3rd April: Deadline for electronic submission of the pitch paper or full paper
Monday, 27th April: Notification of acceptance
Monday 11th May: Registration deadline
Friday, 29th May: Deadline for electronic submission of final version of the paper 
Monday 15th June: Symposium registration and welcome
Monday 15th ~ 17th June 2015: 8th  IAFDS Symposium


We seek original empirical papers in the fields of accounting, banking and finance, with an emphasis on findings that contribute to solving the outstanding research problems that are of significant impact to these fields.


The symposium organisers are pleased to announce a new innovation in the program for 2015 – there will be a stream of "pitch paper" presentations, based on:


Faff, Robert W., Pitching Research (December 11, 2014). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2462059

 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2462059


The University of Queensland will sponsor an award of Euro$500 to the best pitch paper presented at the symposium, based on the combined quality of the submitted pitch paper and the pitch presentation.

For further details regarding the pitch papers, please go to the IAFDS website.



The submission should be either: (a) pitch paper or (b) completed full paper (with analysis/results). Each submission will be reviewed by the Doctoral Symposium programme committee. The main evaluation criteria are:

- Quality and originality of research

- The potential for impact

- Relevance to the accounting, banking and finance disciplines.


Only electronic submissions in PDF or Word format will be considered. 

Accepted students to the programme will be required to pay a fee of €350. This fee covers registration, symposium documents, a welcome pack, lunches, refreshments and the Welcome Reception and Gala dinner.


An information pack including information on hotel accommodation and their costs, symposium venue details, travel information and general information on Glasgow will be provided with the notification of acceptance.


Electronic Submission Deadline for papers: 3rd April, 2015


All submissions should be sent to the following e-mail addresses: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The 9th International Accounting & Finance Doctoral Symposium will be facilitated by professors from:  

University of Ljubljana, Deakin University;

Università di Bologna;

Kasetsart University;

University of Bangor;

University of Leeds;

University of Queensland;

Universidad de Salamanca;

National University of Singapore;

SKEMA Business School;

University of Strathclyde

Trondheim Business School  




For further information please contact:  

Morag McDonald

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    

Tel:  +44 (0) 141 548 5844