Professionalism and Ethics Committee Symposium on Ethics Research in Accounting

Scope and Aims of Symposium:

The Professionalism and Ethics Committee of the American Accounting Association invites papers for a Symposium on Ethics in Accounting. The purpose of the symposium is to explore the philosophical/sociological theories that may relate to the ethical practice of accounting, including alternative views such as feminist ethics, critical theory, etc. This symposium seeks original contributions that examine ethical issues facing practitioners, educators, scholars and the public. The focus is on theoretical research papers (including the relationship between theory and practice) rather than empirical research studies. The committee also invites submissions with a theoretical or applied emphasis for a poster session.

The aim of this symposium is to generate dialogue and to stimulate scholarship about the implications for the accounting profession of the various theories of ethics, ethical behavior and practice. Sessions and other activities will be designed to open discussion and provide a framework on which future research addressing ethics in accounting can be based.

Location and Dates:

The symposium will be held in Chicago immediately prior to the AAA annual meeting. The sessions will start late afternoon on Tuesday, August 13, 1996, and continue all day Wednesday, August 14. The meetings will be held within a short walking distance from the convention hotels.

Registration fee:

The registration fee will be set to cover the costs of the conference and will not exceed $100.

Publication Opportunities:

At the author's choice, papers submitted to the conference may be considered simultaneously as submissions at either Journal of Accounting and Public Policy (JAAP) or Research on Accounting Ethics. If a sufficient number of acceptable papers are submitted, the editors of JAAP will consider publishing a special issue on accounting ethics. Both journals will use their regular refereeing process in evaluating such papers.

Submissions Deadlines:

Complete manuscripts and working papers are welcome. Abstracts of work for the poster session are also welcome. The submission deadline is March 1, 1996. A submission fee of $10 (non-refundable) is required to defray postage, fax and phone charges related to the review of papers. Make checks payable to BGSU Foundation. Mail the check and five (5) copies of your submission to:

Mary Schroeder Doucet
Department of AMIS
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Phone: (419) 372-8046
Fax: (419) 372-2875
Email: mdoucct@cba.bgsu.cdu

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