The Department of Economics and Business Studies of the University of Parma and Financial Reporting are jointly organising the VIII Financial Reporting Workshop.

The event will take place in Parma on the 22nd and 23rd June 2017.

The aim of the Workshop is to discuss high quality papers on all aspects of financial reporting and business communication. We encourage the submission of both empirical and theoretical papers and case studies addressing financial reporting issues.

Topics may include:

  • The introduction and the effectiveness of IAS/IFRS

  • The role of financial reporting in capital markets

  • The relationship between financial reporting and corporate governance

  • Current and future reporting frameworks for risk/environmental disclosure

  • Social and environmental disclosure

  • Accounting choices and earnings quality

  • The role of annual reports and other types of business communication for financial reporting purposes

  • The role of narrative disclosure in financial reporting

  • Fraud in financial reporting

  • International accounting harmonization

  • Audit quality and financial statements

All papers will be peer-reviewed prior to acceptance for the workshop; each paper accepted for presentation will be assigned a discussant to enhance a thorough discussion.

Submission of papers

Should you wish to have a paper considered for the presentation at the workshop, please email a 1.000 word abstract or a full paper by 28 February 2017 to the following e-mail address: financialreporting@unipr.it.

Submitting Authors will be notified of acceptance by 20 March 2017. Please note that final inclusion in the programme will be contingent on receiving the full paper by 20 May 2017.

Extended deadline for full paper submission: 5 June 2017

At the choice of the Authors, conference papers might be considered and have a fast track for publication in Financial Reporting.