IPA 2009
Emerging Scholars Colloquium

The Emerging Scholars Colloquium (ESC) is a two-day event that precedes the main IPA conference. It is targeted at emerging scholars in any field of accounting who are currently doing a PhD. In line with the orientation of the IPA, the ESC tries to promote the interdisciplinary study of accounting. Accordingly, emerging scholars interested in, and working on, the social, political, and organizational aspects of accounting theory and practice are particularly welcome.

The idea of the ESC is to give PhD students a chance to discuss their work with each other as well as with established accounting scholars. The main feature of the ESC is thus the presentation and discussion of students’ PhD work. In addition, faculty members provide input on selected topics of wider interest.

The ESC of the IPA 2009 will start first thing on Tuesday, 7 July, in the morning and will end on Wednesday, 8 July, in the evening. It is organized by Chris Chapman (Imperial College London) and Martin Messner (HEC School of Management, Paris) and brings together 8 faculty members who will give their feedback and input:

• Thomas Ahrens, Warwick Business School, United Kingdom
• Marcia Annissette, York University, Canada
• Salvador Carmona, Instituto de Empresa, Spain
• David Cooper, University of Alberta, Canada
• Clinton Free, Queen’s University, Canada
• Rihab Khalifa, Warwick Business School, United Kingdom
• Paul Williams, North Carolina State University, United States
• Joni Young, University of New Mexico, United States

Interested PhD students should send a CV and a 3-page document in which they outline their PhD research project and explain the reasons why they want to be part of the ESC. Documents must be sent via e mail to both Chris Chapman (christopher.chapman@imperial.ac.uk) and Martin Messner (messner@hec.fr). Deadline for submission is the 1st of February, 2009. Notification of acceptance will be given by the 22nd of March, 2009.

Students at all levels within the PhD are welcome. However, preference will be given to those in the final years of their PhD. The number of participants is limited to 45 students.

Emerging Scholars Colloquium: € 100 (including two lunches and one dinner)
Students accepted into the ESC benefit from a reduced fee for the main conference (€ 300). Registration for the main conference is optional.