9th IAFDS 2016

Event Info

08:00AM - 05:00PM
13-15 June 2016
Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow

Programme Chairs: Prof David Hillier & Prof Robert Faff

The 9th International Accounting & Finance Doctoral Symposium, which is focused on developing the research strengths and skills of doctoral students, is hosted by the University Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow in partnership with University of Queensland, 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 Ljubljana (2015) Trondheim (2014), Bologna (2013), Glasgow (2012), Salamanca (2011), and Prato (2008-2010). IAFDS 2016 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.

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


Friday,1st April: Deadline for electronic submission of the pitch paper or full paper
Monday, 25th April: Notification of acceptance
Monday 9th May: Registration deadline
Friday, 27th May: Deadline for electronic submission of final version of the paper
Monday 13th June: Symposium registration and welcome
Monday 13th ~ 15th June 2016: 9th  IAFDS Symposium


We seek original empirical and theoretical 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: 1st April, 2016


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;

University of Bangor;

University of Leeds;

University of Queensland;

Universidad de Salamanca;

National University of Singapore;

SKEMA Business School;

University of Strathclyde and Trondheim Business School



For further information please contact:  

Morag McDonald

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Tel:  +44 (0) 141 548 5844