V USP Doctoral Consortium in Accounting Research*

* open to master’s and doctoral students

We are pleased to announce the V USP Doctoral Consortium in Accounting Research, which will take place at FEA-USP, Sao Paulo-SP, on July 23-24, 2019. The Consortium aims to help both master’s and doctoral 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
Valmor Slomski, University of Sao Paulo
Renê Coppe Pimentel, University of Sao Paulo
Andson Braga de Aguiar, 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 the city 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 funds. Applications for financial support should be directed to ppgcc@usp.br (Andrés Torres and Gisele Oliveira), in English or Portuguese, referring to “Doctoral/Master Consortium 2019”.


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; renecp@usp.br; abraga@usp.br.


Important Dates:

We will soon announce the new date of the announcement of the results of the selected papers
May 30: Due date for sending the Research Proposals (and applying for financial support)
June 16: NEW due date for sending the Research Proposals (and applying for financial support)
June 17: Announcement of the Research Proposals selected
July 23-24: Doctoral Consortium


Preliminary program

- Tuesday, July 23th, 2019
          1. 08:30 – 08:45 – Registration
          2. 08:45 – 09:00 – Welcome address
          3. 09:00 – 10:30 – First Lecture: Isabel Lourenço
          4. 10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee Break
          5. 11:00 – 12:30 – Second Lecture: Kenneth Merchant
          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 24th, 2019
          1. 09:00 – 10:30 – Third Lecture: Panagiotis Andrikopoulos
          2. 10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee Break
          3. 11:00 – 12:30 – Fourth Lecture: Christopher Johnstone
          4. 12h30 – 14h00 – Lunch


International Guests:

Kenneth Merchant
Deloitte & Touche LLP Chair in Accountancy and Professor of Accounting at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California (USA), Kenneth Merchant is an expert in management accounting, management control systems, and corporate governance. He has published in prestigious journals, including Accounting, Organizations and Society, The Accounting Review, Industrial Relations, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Marketing, and Management Science. He has received numerous awards, including five Notable Contributions to Research awards from the American Accounting Association, two for lifetime contributions to the field. He also received an honorary doctorate from the Turku School of Economics (Finland) in 2010. Professor Merchant served as Dean of the Leventhal School of Accounting from 1994 to 2001. Before joining USC, he taught at Harvard Business School and UC-Berkeley.

Isabel Lourenço
Associate professor at ISCTE-IUL (PT), professor Lourenço is the Coordinator of the Accounting Specialization of the PhD in Management and the Director of the Executive Master of Corporate Reporting, the Director of the Executive Master of Accounting and Taxation and the Director of the 6 Days on Advanced Corporate Reporting at ISCTE-IUL. She has published her research in book chapters and in prestigious journals such as the European Accounting Review, Accounting in Europe, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Australian Journal of Management, Spanish Journal of Finance and Accounting, Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Cleaner Production.

Panagiotis Andrikopoulos
Professor of Finance at Coventry University (UK), Panagiotis Andrikopoulos serves as the Executive Director of the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity (CFCI) of the Coventry Business School. His research interests lie in the areas of corporate finance, market efficiency, empirical asset pricing, and behavioural finance, subjects on which he has widely published in various academic journals of international standing, such as the Annals of Operations Research, The British Accounting Review, Accounting Forum, Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting, and the European Journal of Finance. Professor Andrikopoulos is also a member of the Chartred Institute for Security and Investment (MCSI) and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

Christopher Johnstone
Assistant Professor of Comparative and International Development Education at the University of Minnesota (USA), Christopher Johnstone is a director of the PhD Program on Leadership in Intercultural and International Education. In his research he explores operationalizations of inclusiveness as they relate to both international development, education, and campus internationalization. He has worked on education or development-related projects on every continent except Antarctica, but has primarily focused his research in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. His research has been published in prestigious Education journals, such as the International Review of Education, Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment, International Journal of Inclusive Education, Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, and Journal of Special Education.