14th European Academic Conference on Internal Audit and Corporate Governance 6th April - 8th April 2016
Erasmus School of Accounting & Assurance, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
6th April - 8th April 2016
The organising committee of the European Academic Conference on Internal Audit and Corporate Governance are pleased to announce that the fourteenth conference will be hosted by Erasmus School of Accounting & Assurance (ESAA), Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. This event is a unique opportunity for academics at all levels and interested practitioners to present and discuss research in this important area. Despite the name of the event, the conference does not focus solely on European issues; over the years delegates from all over the world have presented and discussed their research in a wide range of international contexts. With members from Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Cass Business School, London (UK), The University of Pisa (Italy), The Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium), The University of the Aegean (Greece), The University of Verona (Italy), BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo (Norway), Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and the Warsaw School of Economics (Poland) the organising committee has significant experience and expertise and a record of encouraging and developing research throughout the world.
The Conference will take place in Rotterdam at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
The first day is dedicated to a colloquium for PhD students at all stages from early thought development to near completion. All presenters will gain the opportunity to receive feedback and advice from some of the most experienced senior academics in the field from Europe and the rest of the world. Many who have presented their work in this colloquium over the years now hold academic positions in universities in Europe, Africa, Australia and the USA. All accepted speakers will be given support in travel and accommodation costs (subject to registering and attending the conference).
The Main Conference will be held on 7 and 8 April and will bring together researchers and practitioners in the fields of internal auditing and corporate governance, offering the opportunity to discuss the latest developments in these fields from an academic and managerial perspective. The title of the conference is broad, and we welcome submissions from the full spectrum of internal auditing (IA) and corporate governance (CG). Given the emerging challenges in the field of internal audit and corporate governance we warmly invite contributions that shed light on: Internal audit effectiveness at macro, meso and micro level; Changing nature of organisations and risks in network society and challenges to IA and corporate governance; Emerging Information Systems and the impact on the IA profession; Cultural differences associated with IA and CG effectiveness; Behavioural factors in IA and CG and requirements to skills and education of IA professionals. Please feel free to contact the conference chair (dr. Arno Nuijten) or the chair of the PhD colloquium (Professor Gerrit Sarens) if you would like advice on the topics that meet our criteria for acceptance.