VI USP Doctoral Consortium in Accounting Research (ONLINE EVENT)*

* open to master’s and doctoral students

We are pleased to announce the VI USP Doctoral Consortium in Accounting Research, which will take place on July 28-29, 2020. For the first time, the Consortium will be held 100% ONLINE. 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 also contributes to the integration of students with their colleagues from other graduate programs in Accounting and related areas, as well as with international and Brazilian researchers. Participation in the Consortium is FREE OF CHARGE. 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 conduct hands-on research workshops or give talks 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. The activities of the Consortium take place in a friendly and inclusive environment. We want this international experience to be rewarding to all participants, including those who are not fluent English speakers.

Research Proposal

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

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)

Send your proposal to (Andrés Torres and Luigi Medori), copying the following addresses:;; Please include in the title “Doctoral/Master Consortium 2020”.

Important Dates

July 15: Due date for sending the Research Proposals
July 19: Announcement of the Research Proposals selected
July 28-29: Doctoral Consortium

Preliminary program

- Tuesday, July 28, 2020
          1. 08:45 – 09:00 – Welcome address
          2. 09:00 – 10:30 –Lecture: Isabel Lourenço
          3. 10:30 – 10:45 – Break
          4. 10:45 – 12:15 – Lecture: Susana Jorge
          5. 14:30 – 16:00 – Research Workshop: Alexandre Ardichvili

- Wednesday, July 29, 2020
          1. 08:00 – 9:30 – Lecture: Jan Pfister
          2. 9:30 – 9:45 – Break
          3. 9:45 – 12:45 – Guided Discussions
          4. 15:00 – 18:00 – Guided Discussions

International Guests:

Alexandre Ardichvili
Alexandre Ardichvili holds the Hellervik Endowed Chair in Leadership and Adult Career Development at the University of Minnesota (USA), where he serves as Director of Graduate Studies. His research interests include leadership and human resource development, Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability. Professor Ardichvili has won several research excellence awards and has published in the most prestigious journals of his field, including the Journal of Business Ethics, Human Resource Development International, and the Human Resource Development Review.

Isabel Lourenço
Isabel Lourenço is an Associate Professor at ISCTE-IUL (Portugal). She has over 25 years of experience teaching financial accounting topics in several academic programs at ISCTE and abroad, including visiting positions at USP and other Brazilian universities. Professor Lourenço has also given lectures in international business schools, including at the University of Glasgow (UK), Coventry University (UK), and the University of Lille (FRA). She has published in some of the most prestigious journals in the fields of Accounting and Finance, including the European Accounting Review, Accounting in Europe, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Australian Journal of Management, Spanish Journal of Finance and Accounting, and the Journal of Business Ethics.

Jan Pfister
Jan Pfister is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at the Turku School of Economics (University of Turku, Finland) and a Research Fellow at the House of Innovation at the Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden). His research focuses on a range of topics related to management control systems design and practice, and how efficiency pressures affect employee motivation, innovativeness, and performance. Professor Pfister has been a visiting researcher at the University of California at Berkeley (USA), Lancaster University (UK), and at the Stockholm School of Economics (SWE). His research has been published in books and in academic journals, including two publications in the Accounting Review.

Susana Jorge
Susana Jorge is a Professor at Coimbra University (Portugal). She is an expert in Governmental Accounting and currently serves as the Chair of the Executive Board of the Comparative International Governmental Accounting Research Network (CIGAR), an organization devoted to promoting worldwide discussion and research on comparative governmental accounting. Her research has been published in books and in prestigious academic journals, including Accounting in Europe, the Public Management Review, and the International Journal of Public Sector Management.