Accounting as a Tool for Business and Social Change: Melbourne Conference Explores Role

Accounting as a Tool for Business and Social Change: Melbourne Conference Explores Role

08 Jul 2008

Global Accounting and Organisational Change Conference

Wednesday 9 July — Friday 11 July 2008

Hilton on the Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Academics from all over the world will gather in Melbourne this week for the first biennial conference of the Global Accounting and Organisational Change (GAOC) network at the Hilton on the Park, 9 – 11 July 2008.

The theme of the conference explores the role of accounting in organisational and social change in three concurrent streams looking at areas such as; social/environmental accounting; disclosure, governance and financial markets; management accounting and performance management.

Speakers at the conference hail from the USA, Italy, UK, South Africa, New Zealand, Malaysia, Romania and elsewhere, and will present over 60 papers on a vast array of fascinating subjects, including the following:

  • The social reporting performance portrayal gap in an Australian bank
  • Measuring performance with global indicators the case of public residential housing
  • Total quality management practises in a privatised telecommunications company
  • Determinants of CEO compensation
  • Corporate governance and its impact on investment attraction in Swaziland
  • Fresh thinking on public accountability in a Ugandan community-led HIV/AIDS program

A full list of abstracts is available on request and interview requests for academics are welcome.

"The conference will provide a platform for international researchers and practitioners from multiple disciplines to disseminate information on organisational and accounting systems change," said conference organizer Professor Zahirul Hoque.

"The papers being presented will reinforce the view that accounting tools are essential to implement and assess strategic initiatives for organisational success and sustainability in today's rapidly changing world," he added.

The GAOC is hosted by the School of Business of the Faculty of Law and Management, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia in association with the Journal of Accounting & Organisational Change.

If you would like a media pass to attend the conference please contact Mark Pearce.




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