PhD Forum 2017


Wednesday, 10th May 2017 - 08:00-13:00
Valencia Conference Centre
ROOM : Auditorium II (VCC)

The EAA PhD Forum, launched in 2013, is an initiative of the EAA to help and promote PhD students in accounting. The PhD Forum is part of the EAA Annual Congress. Only PhD students that will attend the congress are able to register for the PhD Forum.

The PhD Forum will take place in the Valencia Conference Centre (VCC) on Wednesday 10th May 2017 from 08.00 to 13.00hrs, just before the opening session of the EAA Annual Congress 2017 (

The PhD Forum is a great opportunity for PhD students to network and gain insight into academic accounting research and its environment through the speakers. It may also provide information as to how to establish contacts for entering the job market. The Forum is open to PhD students pursuing research in any topic areas (financial accounting, managerial accounting, audit, tax, etc.) and using any research method (empirical-archival, analytical modelling, behavioural, etc.) related to the EAA.

Please address questions to Thorsten Sellhorn ( or Philip Joos (


  1. To complement EAA's offering in terms of doctoral education and emerging scholar promotion;
  2. To foster networking of doctoral students with established scholars and each other;
  3. To increase the visibility of EAA within the community of doctoral students.


08:00 - 08:30    Welcome Coffee (Auditorium II Hall)

08:30 - 08:35    Welcome Addresses

- Philip Joos, Tilburg University, EAA President-elect
- Begoña Giner, University of Valencia, EAA 2017 Congress Chair

08:35 - 09:30    Update on EAA Doctoral Activities and the EAA Accounting
                          Research Centre (ARC)

- Philip Joos, Tilburg University, EAA President-elect and EAA-ARC Committee Co-chair
Thorsten Sellhorn, LMU Munich, EAA-ARC Committee Co-chair
- Ties de Kok, Tilburg University, EAA-ARC Senior Editor
- Salvador Carmona, IE Business School, EAA President and EAA Talent Workshop Organizer
- Elvira Scarlat, IE Business School, Madrid, EAA Talent Workshop Participant

09:30 - 10:45    Plenary Session: Complementary methods - Combining empirical
                         approaches to accounting research
(working title)

- Robert Bloomfield, Cornell University (presentation)

10:45 - 11:15    Coffee break (Auditorium II Hall)

11:15 - 12:45    Breakout sessions

1. Behavioral research in accounting (presentation) (Auditorium II)
     - Eddy Cardinaels, University of Leuven and Tilburg University
2. Research on sustainability and CSR reporting (room 'S3')
      - Ane Tamayo, London School of Economics (syllabus)

3. Using interview data in accounting research (room 'S6')
      - Martin Messner, University of Innsbruck (presentation)

12:45 - 13:00    Sandwich lunch (Auditorium II Hall)

13:00 - 14:30    Congress Opening Session

Attendance will be limited to those PhD students and emerging scholars who are registered for the Congress.

Registration to the PhD Forum 2017 can only be done simultaneously with the registration to the EAA Annual Congress 2017 via the online registration system. Please note that you will be asked to send a proof of your PhD status.