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 (PPGCC Director)
Ariovaldo dos Santos, University of Sao Paulo (Head of Department)

Andson Braga de Aguiar, University of Sao Paulo
Henrique Castro, University of Sao Paulo
RenêCoppe Pimentel, University of Sao Paulo
Silvia Casa Nova, University of Sao Paulo

Format and activities

Four distinguished 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), 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:

June 15: Due date for sending the Research Proposals (and applying for financial support)
June20: Announcement of the Research Proposals selected
July 24-25: Doctoral Consortium

Applications :

The proposals should be sent by June 15 to ppgcc@usp.br (Andrés Torres – Phone: +55 11 3091 5920).

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: JEREMY LILL
          4. 10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee Break
          5. 11:00 – 12:30 – Second Lecture: ISABEL LOURENÇO
          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: CRISTINA FLORIO
          2. 10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee Break
          3. 11:00 – 12:30 – Fourth Lecture: LÚCIA LIMA RODRIGUES
          4. 12h30 – 14h00 – Lunch

International Guests:

Assistant professor at Georgia State University (USA), professor Lill started his career in academics in 2007 as a full-time lecturer at the University of Kansas (USA). His research centers on managerial accounting, in particular topics including management control systems, honesty, incentive contracts and motivation. Professor Lill has earned teaching awards and has published in The Accounting Review.

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 top 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.

Assistant Professor of Accounting, with tenure, at the University of Verona (ITA) and Adjunct Professor of Financial Accounting and Business Evaluation at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart (ITA), professor Florio has served as a Member and as the Chair of the International Relations Committee of the AAA International Accounting Section Committee. She has had academic exchanges in the USA and several European countries. Her research interests include Financial Accounting (earnings and disclosure quality, value relevance, and integrated reporting), Auditing, Enterprise Risk Management, and Accounting History. Professor Florio has published in The British Accounting Review, Accounting History, Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, and Accounting Forum.

Associate Professor at the School of Economics and Management, University of Minho (PT), professor Rodrigues has an extensive teaching experience, including several MBA, MSc, PhD, undergraduate and executive courses in Financial Accounting and Accounting Theory, among others. Her areas of interest include Financial Reporting, Accounting History, and Corporate Social Responsibility. She has published in top tier journals, such as The International Journal of Accounting, The British Accounting Review, Accounting, Organizations and Society, European Accounting Review, Journal of Business Ethics, and Accounting History.