The University of Bologna will be hosting the 6th International Accounting & Financial Doctoral Symposium between the 17th to 19th June, 2013. The aim of the symposium is to provide doctoral students and early career researchers the opportunity to present their work in a very supportive environment to leading international academics in the areas of Accounting, Banking and Finance.
We invite submissions of abstracts and high-quality research papers dealing with all facets of accounting, banking and finance. We particularly encourage contributions on the following topics:
Accounting information and capital markets
Banking and financial instruments
Behavioural accounting and finance research
Capital structure and dividend policy
Introduction if IFRS and global accounting
Accepted students to the programme will be required to pay a fee of €250. This fee covers registration, symposium documents, a welcome pack, lunches, refreshments and the Welcome Reception and Gala dinner. There will be no reimbursement of travel expenses for synmposium participants.
An information pack including information on hotel accommodation and their costs, symposium venue details, travel information and general information on Bologna will be provided with the notification of acceptance.
7.00pm Monday 17th June : Welcome Reception - Hotel Corona D’Oro, Via Oberdan 12, Bologna 40126
8.00pm 18th June: Gala Dinner Staff & Students - Osteria De Poeti, Via De Poeti 1/B 40124 Bologna +39 051 236166 www.ipoeticatering.it
19th June : AGM : STAFF ONLY
7.00pm pick up from Bologna to Tenuta Bonzara, Via S Chierlo, 37/A, 40060 Monte San Pietro Bologna www.bonzara.it Tel. +39 051 225772
The 6th International Accounting & Finance Doctoral Symposium focuses on developing the research strengths and skills of Doctoral students. The symposium is hosted by the Università di Bologna and sponsored by the Universities of Strathclyde, Leeds, Bradford Queensland, Bangor; Institute of Finance Management (IMF) and Associazone Docenti Economia Intermediari Mercati Finanziari (ADEIMF). This year’s symposium builds on the tremendous successes of the previous meeting which took place at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow 2012.
The symposium 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 and finance will facilitate the symposium and provide detailed feedback to individual participants on their research. Each student will receive a full briefing and discussion of their paper by an experienced academic. Students will be granted 15 minutes for their presentation, focusing on the main theme of their paper/thesis, what has been achieved and how they plan to develop their work. A further 15 minutes is reserved for discussion and feedback from professors and other participants.
Università di Bologna
Alma Graduate School
Via degli Scalini, 18
Details of the location of Alma Graduate School and public transport can be located at:
Transport has been arranged to take staff & students to and from Bologna direct to Alma Graduate School. Coaches will pick up at 08.15am on 18th & 19th June from Via Oberdan, 12 Bologna and depart from Alma Graduate School at 19.00.
Dopo circa 200 metri si imbocca Via degli Scalini, prima strada a sinistra, e la si percorre per circa un chilometro e mezzo, giungendo al numero civico 18.La Villa è riconoscibile dal muro di cinta e da due grandi abeti posti ai lati del cancello di ingresso.The Villa is recognizable by the wall and two large fir trees on either side of the entrance gate.
Seminar Rooms “Aula del Fuoco” and “Aula Progetto” that will be used during the symposium are located in on the first floor of Alma Graduate School. Computer facilities and wifi will be made available for accessing email and internet.
Bologna is home to the oldest university in the world, University of Bologna, founded in 1088, Bologna hosts thousands of students who enrich the social and cultural life of the city.
Famous for its towers and lengthy porticoes. Bologna has a well-preserved historical centre (one of the largest in Italy) thanks to a careful restoration and conservation policy which began at the end of the 1970s, on the heels of serious damage done by the urban demolition at the end of the 19th century as well as that caused by wars.
An important cultural and artistic centre, its importance in terms of landmarks can be attributed to homogenous mixture of monuments and architectural examples (medieval towers, antique buildings, churches, the layout of its historical centre) as well as works of art which are the result of a first class architectural and artistic history.
The programme chair is Professor Emanuele Bajo of the University of Bologna. The following institutions are sponsors of this year's symposium:
Associazione dei Docenti di Economia degli Intermediari e dei Mercati Finanziari (ADEIMF), Italy
Bangor University, UK
Deakin University, Australia
Institute of Finance Management, Tanzania
University of Bologna, Italy
University of Leeds, UK
University of Queensland, Australia
University of Salamanca, Spain
University of Strathclyde, UK
For further information please contact:
Tel: +44 (0) 141 548 5844
Photos from the conference.