10th IAFDS


Event Info

8am - 5pm
12 - 14 June 2017
Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw

Programme Chairs: Prof Anna Karmańska & Prof Robert Faff

The 10th International Accounting & Finance Doctoral Symposium, is focused on developing the research strengths and skills of doctoral students. This symposium is hosted by the Warsaw School of Economics, in partnership with the Strathclyde Business School, University of Queensland, Trondheim Business School, SKEMA Business School, Bangor University, University of Bologna, University of Leeds, Tsinghua University and Deakin University. 

The symposium builds on the tremendous success of previous meetings, which took place in Glasgow (2016), Ljubljana (2015), Trondheim (2014), Bologna (2013), Glasgow (2012), Salamanca (2011), and Prato (2008-2010). IAFDS 2017 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, banking and accounting 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.

At the end of the symposium certificates will be awarded for the Michael McKenzie Best Paper; the Maria Strydom Best Presenter & the Paper with Most Potential.


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


The symposium organisers are pleased to announce, following the success of previous years 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 also sponsors 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.

All submissions should be sent to the following e-mail addresses:

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Accepted students to the programme will be required to pay a fee of £275. 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 Warsaw will be provided with the notification of acceptance.

Electronic Submission Deadline for papers: 31st March, 2017


Deadline for electronic submission of the pitch paper or full paper: Friday, 31st March 2017.

Notification of acceptance: Monday, 24th April 2017.

Registration deadline: Monday 8th May 2017

Deadline for electronic submission of final version of the paper Friday, 26th May 2017.

Symposium registration and welcome Monday 12th June 2017.

10th  IAFDS Symposium Monday 12th ~ 14th June 2017.


The 10th International Accounting & Finance Doctoral

Symposium will be facilitated by professors from:

Bangor University

Università di Bologna 

Deakin University 

University of Leeds

University of Liverpool

University of Queensland 

Universidad de Salamanca

SKEMA Business School 

University of Strathclyde 

Trondheim Business School  

Tsinghua University

Warsaw School of Economics 


IAFDS 10 will be taking place at Warsaw School of Economics, Collegium of Management and Finance, Institute of Accounting, al. Niepodległości 162, 02-554 Warszawa

On behalf of Warsaw School of Economics organizational committee:

Katarzyna Bareja, PhD

Małgorzata Mierzejewska, PhD


Magdalena Zadroga


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


Download Call for paper in PDF

 Photos from the symposium by Maciej Górski and Katarzyna Bareja: