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SUMS hosts BAFA corporate governance conference

Sharif Khalid and Jill Atkins at the Management School are welcoming paper submissions for the BAFA (British Accounting & Finance Association) Special Interest Group on Corporate Governance conference, to be held at Sheffield University Management School on 21 December 2016.

The theme is qualitative research in governance and accountability. The conference will bring together academic researchers from around the world where points of discussion will include: governance mechanisms (such as boards, committees and NEDs); accountability mechanisms (audits, stakeholder engagement, shareholder relations); governance and accountability issues in emerging and developing economies; social and environmental accounting, accountability, auditing and governance; and codes of practice (their effectiveness and development).

Sharif said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming guests to Sheffield, and to discussing such a fascinating, fast-moving subject. There’s a long standing tradition of quantitative research into corporate governance, but recently many researchers in the area have moved towards a qualitative manner of understanding. We want to focus on the rich results and understanding that good quantitative research can lead to.”

An invited guest speaker will be announced in due course; there will also be a research methods session for doctoral researchers, as well as a facilitated doctoral stream.

Sharif and Jill are calling for abstracts to be submitted to j.f.atkins@sheffield.ac.uk by 31 August 2016. Papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be considered for publication in a special issue of the journal Qualitative Research in Financial Markets. Click here to read more about the conference.

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