The ABO Reporter

New Directions for Accounting-Ethics Research

Seventh Symposium
on Ethics Research in Accounting

Call For Papers: March 1, 2002

The Professionalism and Ethics Committee of the AAA invites papers for the Seventh Symposium on Ethics Research in Accounting, to be held immediately preceding the 2002 AAA Annual Meeting in San Antonio. Because of the current importance of the issue, we hope to devote at least one session to focus on new directions for accounting ethics research. We also welcome papers examining any other aspect of ethics in accounting. At the author's discretion, papers will also be considered for publication in either Research on Accounting Ethics OR Accounting and the Public Interest, which is a new journal published by the Public Interest Section of the AAA. We are especially interested in encouraging Ethics Research from our new Ph.D. students. We will present an award for the best paper submitted by a PhD student to the symposium.

Scope and Aims of Symposium
The purpose of the symposium is to explore new frontiers of ethics research in an accounting context. The symposium will provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners interested in ethics in an accounting setting to discuss recent research, exchange information, to network, and to discuss emerging issues encountered in practice. Both presentation and forum sessions will be included in the program.

Location and Dates
The symposium will be held in San Antonio immediately prior to the AAA Annual Meeting. The meetings will be held in the main convention hotel, or within a convenient walking distance from the hotel.

Details for Paper Submission
One (1) copy of the completed manuscript should be transmitted as an attached Word file to Dick Bernardi ( on or before March 1, 2001. To preserve the anonymity of the review process, please remove any references to authors on the cover page and in the body of the paper.

A nonrefundable submission fee of U.S.$10 (made payable to the American Accounting Association) should be submitted concurrently to:

Richard Bernardi
Gabelli School of Business
Roger Williams University
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, Rhode Island 02809-2921
Phone: (401) 254-3672
Fax: (401) 254-3545

Please indicate in your submission cover letter whether you want your submission to be concurrently considered for publication in either Research on Accounting Ethics OR Accounting and the Public Interest. Professor Bill Schwartz (Editor of Research on Accounting Ethics) and Professor Jesse Dillard (Editor of Accounting and the Public Interest) have graciously waived the journal submission fee.

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