AFAANZ Doctoral Symposium Program

The Association is proud of its tradition in promoting its annual Doctoral Symposium to those undertaking their PhD studies. The 2019 Doctoral Symposium was held 3-5 July, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia.  You can download the 2019 Doctoral Symposium booklet HERE.

Plenary sessions were presented by:

Useful Information in Managing your Thesis - This is a a compilation of advice and suggestions from doctoral students and faculty at recent symposia, and may be useful to new or intending doctoral students in accounting and finance.

The 2019 AFAANZ Doctoral Symposium students and faculty.

See list of Doctoral Program Participants and Faculty since 1994 HERE.

 

2020 American Accounting Association/Deloitte Foundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium

The AFAANZ Board may nominate a PhD student from Australia or New Zealand who has met the eligibility criteria stated below to attend as the AFAANZ representative at the AAA Doctoral Consortium in the USA. The selected applicant (or their university) will be required to pay a registration fee of US$750.00. AFAANZ pays a fixed amount to participants to cover their airfare. It is expected that the nominee would have completed all necessary course work for their PhD and would have a reasonably well-developed dissertation proposal.

The Fiftieth Annual American Accounting Association/Deloitte Foundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium will be held June 24-28, 2020 at Deloitte University in Westlake, Texas (just outside of Dallas).

Consortium Objectives
The primary objective of the Consortium is to improve the quality of future accounting education and research by enriching the experience of selected doctoral candidates from U.S., Canadian and international universities. The Consortium provides a forum for examining accounting issues from different research perspectives. Formal presentations, panels and social activities provide opportunities for students to interact with today's leading teachers and researchers and with their peers from other universities. Breakout groups provide opportunities for feedback on participants' ongoing research and presentation skills.

Criteria for Participation
The nominee for participation must:

  1. Be a current member of AFAANZ
  2. be enrolled full-time in a Ph.D. or DBA program in accounting and have completed at least TWO YEARS of doctoral studies,

  3. have at least one more year remaining "in residence" at their University after the Consortium, and

  4. NOT have been a full-time faculty appointee at any rank during the current academic year
  5. Have attended a past AFAANZ Doctoral Symposium.

Procedure

Nominations in writing must reach the AFAANZ Office (info@afaanz.org) no later than Friday, 29 November 2019.  Applicants must submit an application package containing the following:

  1. Curriculum vitae, including names of three academic referees, one of which is the applicant’s supervisor (one page);
  2. Undergraduate results (including honours) and results relating to any course work undertaken as a part of the doctoral program;
  3. A detailed report from the applicant on progress with the PhD (three pages);
  4. A personal statement expressing how the Consortium will benefit the applicant (one page); and
  5. Certification from the Head of School/Department confirming that the department is willing to pay the Consortium registration fee of US$750.00, if the applicant is successful.

The Board’s decision on the AFAANZ nominated representative to the AAA will be announced in the first week in December. Each representative must provide a detailed report to the AFAANZ Board following the Consortium.

2020 European Accounting Association

The AFAANZ Board may nominate a PhD student from Australia or New Zealand who has met the eligibility criteria stated below to attend as the AFAANZ representative at the EAA Doctoral Colloquium in Bucharest, Romania on 23-26 May, 2020. AFAANZ pays a fixed amount to participants to cover their airfare. Itis expected that the nominee would have completed all necessary course work for the PhD and would have a reasonably well-developed dissertation proposal. Students accepted for the Colloquium will be required to prepare a short paper for presentation at the meeting. The Board’s decision on the AFAANZ nominated representative to the AAA will be announced in the first week in December.

The nominee for participation must:

  • Be a current student member of AFAANZ

  • Be enrolled full-time in PhD or DBA program in accounting and have progressed beyond their first year.

  • Have attended either a past AFAANZ Symposium

Nominations in writing must reach the AFAANZ Office (info@afaanz.org) no later than Friday, 29 November 2019.

Applicants must submit an application package containing the following:

  • Curriculum vitae, including names of three academic referees, one of which is the applicant’s supervisor (one page);

  • Undergraduate results (including honours) and results relating to any coursework undertaken as a part of the doctoral program;

  • A maximum three-page abstract of the doctoral research currently being undertaken;

  • A personal statement expressing how the Consortium will benefit the applicant (one page); and

  • A questionnaire to be filled in by the main thesis advisor (see attached template).