7th IAFDS 2014

Event Info

08:00AM - 05:00PM
16th - 18th June 2014
Trondheim Business School, Trondheim
The Breslin

Programme Chairs: Assoc. Prof Khine Kyaw; Prof Robert Faff

The 7th International Accounting & Finance Doctoral Symposium, which is focused on developing the research strengths and skills of doctoral students, is hosted by the Trondheim Business School, Trondheim, Norway, in partnership with SKEMA Business School, University of Bangor, University of Bologna, University of Leeds, University of Queensland, Universidad de Salamanca, and the University of Strathclyde. 

The symposium builds on the tremendous success of the previous meetings, which took place in Bologna (2013), Glasgow (2012), Salamanca (2011), and Prato (2008-2010). IAFDS 2014 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 accounting, banking and finance 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, 4th April:Deadline for electronic submission of the paper or extended abstract
Monday, 28th April: Notification of acceptance
Tuesday, 13th May: Registration deadline
Friday, 30th May: Deadline for electronic submission of final version of the paper
Monday 16th June: Symposium registration and welcome
Monday 16th ~ 18th June 2014: 7th IAFD Symposium


We seek original theoretical and 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, following the success of last year, 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 Euro500 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: 4th April, 2014


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: 


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



On 19th June Trondheim Business School will be running a workshop with the preliminary title “Getting Published: Tools and Tricks of the Trade”.  The workshop is intended for PhD students and will be open to participants of IAFDS as well as other research students in Scandinavia.   The workshop will be facilitated by Prof David Hillier, Strathclyde University,;  Prof Robert Faff, University of Queensland;  Assoc. Prof Emanuele Bajo, University of Bologna.


Participation fees: Free to all IAFDS participants

Registration deadline: 13 May 2014

Contact email for queries and registration: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More information: http://hist.no/tbs-workshop


Key Features:

*  Interactive

*  Real-life Examples

*  Suitable for both quantative and qualative researchers

*  Suitable for researchers in the areas of accounting, finance and management accounting


Costs relative to attendance at this workshop are additional to IAFDS fees



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


 Photos from the conference.