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IV USP Doctoral Consortium in Accounting Research*

* now open to master’s and doctoral students

We are pleased to announce the IV USP Doctoral Consortium in Accounting Research, which will take place at FEA-USP, Sao Paulo-SP, on July 24-25, 2018. For the first time, the Consortium will be open to both master’s and doctoral students. The Consortium aims to help students improve the quality of their dissertations/theses and the impact of their research, both at the national and international levels. It will also contribute to the integration of graduate students with their colleagues from other Brazilian graduate programs in Accounting and related areas, as well as with international and Brazilian researchers. The language of the event is English.


Organizing Committee

Lucas Barros, University of Sao Paulo
Ariovaldo dos Santos, University of Sao Paulo
Renê Coppe Pimentel, University of Sao Paulo


Format and activities

Four experienced international researchers will give lectures about relevant issues in Accounting research. They will also participate, together with USP faculty, in guided discussions of the research proposals submitted by the students, aiming to contribute to their development. We will cover, roughly, four thematic areas: managerial accounting, financial accounting, capital markets, and accounting education. Proposals with either quantitative or qualitative methodological approaches are welcome.


Cost and financial support

Participation in the Consortium is free of charge. In addition, students from outside of Sao Paulo may apply for financial support, which can be used to cover part of the transportation and accommodation costs during the event. We note that financial support to students is conditional on selection by the organizing committee and on the availability of resources. Applications for financial support should be directed to ppgcc@usp.br (Andrés Torres and Gisele Oliveira), in English or Portuguese, referring to “Doctoral Consortium 2018”.


Research Proposal

Candidates should submit a short research proposal (in English) including the following sections (the number of pages in parentheses is only a suggestion):

1) Introduction (approx. 1 page)
          i) Purpose
          ii) Importance
          iii) Contribution

2) Theory (approx. 3 pages)
          i) Literature review
          ii) Research model
          iii) Hypotheses (if applicable)

3) Method (approx. 2 pages)
          i) Design
          ii) Methodological procedures

4) References (approx. 1 page)

The proposals should be sent to ppgcc@usp.br (Andrés Torres and Gisele Oliveira), copying the following addresses: lucasbarros@usp.br; abraga@usp.br.


Important Dates:

July 24-25: Doctoral Consortium
June 15: Announcement of the Research Proposals selected
May 30: Due date for sending the Research Proposals (and applying for financial support)


Preliminary program

- Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
          1. 08:30 – 08:45 – Registration
          2. 08:45 – 09:00 – Welcome address
          3. 09:00 – 10:30 – First Lecture: To Be Defined.
          4. 10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee Break
          5. 11:00 – 12:30 – Second Lecture: To Be Defined.
          6. 12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch
          7. 14:00 – 15:30 – Guided Discussions
          8. 15:30 – 16:00 – Coffee Break
          9. 16:00 – 18:00 – Guided Discussions

- Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
          1. 09:00 – 10:30 – Third Lecture: To Be Defined.
          2. 10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee Break
          3. 11:00 – 12:30 – Fourth Lecture: To Be Defined.
          4. 12h30 – 14h00 – Lunch