Accounting Summer Camp (3rd Edition)

Conference dates

26 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019


Universit√° di Bolzano


The Accounting Research Groups at the Free University of Bolzano and University of Padova are pleased to announce the third edition of the Accounting Summer Camp. The event will be held at the Free University of Bolzano (Italy) on June 26 - 28, 2019. The Accounting Summer Camp aims at bringing together junior and experienced researchers in accounting and will host an Emerging Researchers Consortium (26-27 June) followed by an Accounting Workshop (27-28 June). The resident faculties of the ERC will be:
Dr. Christine A. Botosan, FASB
Prof Ilan Guttman, NYU, Stern School of Business
Prof Shiva Rajgopal, Columbia Business School

Emerging Researchers Consortium in Accounting (June 26-27, 2019)
- Call for Applications -

Applications are now welcome to attend the Emerging Researchers Consortium in Accounting. This 2-day event will be conducted by Christine Botosan, and Professors Ilan Guttman and Shiva Rajgopal.

Questions, Theories and Research Design in Accounting Research: Searching for the Fit

The ERC aims at exposing emerging scholars to the most current and relevant research in accounting conducted by top-quality researchers, and letting participants interact and getting feedback on their research projects. The sessions will have the following format: (i) three key note speeches lead by the faculties in residence; (ii) a session in which emerging researchers and PhD students will present their work and receive feedback from the faculties in residence.

Application Process:
The consortium is open to all PhD students and emerging researchers (max three years from the award of the PhD) in Accounting. Applicants should submit a summary (max 2,000 words) of their research project (either a working paper or extracts of the PhD thesis) before April 15th, 2019.

The submission should be structured (preferably) as follows: (i) Motivation/Research Questions;
(ii) Theory and Hypotheses. Development (do not use too much space to review extant literature but motivate your hypotheses/propositions); (iii) Methods and Research Design. We expect this to be the most substantial part of the submission. Discuss the data gathering process, introduce your key variables and illustrate the analyses you intend to carry out; (iv) Expected Results & Contribution.

Attendance to the consortium attracts a fee of Euros 150 that will cover meals and teaching materials; participants will cover their own travel and accommodation costs. We encourage all consortium attendees to stay on for the 2-day conference and dinner on June 27 and 28 (at no extra costs). Places for both events are limited and anyone wishing to attend should register as soon as possible.

Application & Registration Info
Date of ERC June 26-27, 2019
Venue Free University of Bolzano, Bolzano (ITA)
Deadline Submission of Applications April 15th, 2019
Notification of Acceptance May 6th, 2019
Registration Deadline June 1st, 2019

Accounting Workshop (June 27-28, 2019)
- Call for Papers -

We invite submissions of papers in all areas of accounting research. We encourage submissions of empirical studies employing novel data and approaches both in terms of data gathering (e.g. field studies, experiments, surveys, hand-collected) or settings (e.g. private firms, European data, banks and financial services, entrepreneurial firms) to answer research questions of interests to regulators and practitioners.

Original papers to be considered for the Workshop should be submitted no later than April 15th, 2019 via email ( or Please make sure that the manuscript does not include information about the authors but that it is included in a separate file. All submitted papers will receive a referee report. Papers accepted for presentation will be assigned a discussant to foster debate and receive additional feedback.

Participation to the Workshop will attract a fee of Euros 100; a limited number of papers will be invited for presentation: presenters will be financially supported in their traveling and accommodation. The Conference will start at lunchtime on Thursday 27, ending on Friday 28 June before lunch.

Submission & Registration Info
Date of Workshop June 27-28, 2019
Venue Free University of Bolzano, Bolzano (ITA)
Deadline Submission of Papers April 15th, 2019
Notification of Acceptance May 6th, 2019
Registration Deadline June 17th, 2019

Contacts & Info
Submissions of papers or applications to the ERC should be made via email @:
Massimiliano Bonacchi
Amedeo Pugliese

Additional Information