CIGAR is a network on comparative international governmental accounting research. CIGAR's mission is to promote worldwide discussion and research on comparative governmental accounting. The main means to realize this mission are the organisation of biennial conferences, biennial workshops dedicated to more specific research themes, and a regularly appearing Newsletter. The CIGAR Network stimulates the production of individual and joint papers, preferably in an international comparative perspective, and the publication of books and journal special issues comprising selections of papers presented at our conferences and workshops.
15th Biennial CIGAR Conference, Valleta (Malta)
Valletta (Malta), June 4-5, 2015
The University of Malta, Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy, will host the 15th Biennial CIGAR Conference on June 4-5, 2015, under the theme Making governmental accounting research more relevant: a practice-oriented approach. The Conference will be preceded by a PhD Seminar on June 3.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue Public Money & Management
Public Money and Management (PMM) is planning a theme on the use of accounting information by politicians - a theme stricly connected to the next CIGAR Conference ( Malta, 4-5 June 2015).
CALL FOR PAPERS: Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal “Doings of practitioners: public sector accountants in the 21st Century”.
AAAJ is looking to publish upto four articles arising from CIGAR2015 in a forthcoming section themed around public sector accounting, auditing or accountability issues. High quality papers on any aspect of these matters are sought and will be subject to AAAJ’s usual double blind peer review process. The section will acknowledge the role of CIGAR in the publication of the chosen articles and will have some coherency achieved by way of public sector context or topic.
The April 2015 Newsletter contains a contribution from Mark Christensen on the Accrual Revolution. As a story reveals as much about the story-teller as about the story itself, he says, accounting researchers also need to think of how politicians see the story which may extend beyond the information produced. Then, Johan Christiaens and Freya Vandendriessche comment the Conceptual Framework IPSASB has recently published and raise some recommendations. It is good news a framework is finally in place, but some improvements might be welcome, they claim.
Newsletter includes announce tracks or conferences in Toulouse (August 2015), Edinburgh (November 2015) and Wellington (July 2016). These are all important events, especially the one in New Zealand:this will be the next CIGAR workshop! So, please save the date if you want to join us!
On page 3 it presents a book on Public Sector Accounting and Budgeting for Non-Specialists, co-authored by CIGAR Board members Jan van Helden and Ron Hodges.
Page 4 hosts the announcement of 2 call for papers for PMM themed issues (one of them linked to the CIGAR Malta Conference).
Finally,, we invite applications to join the CIGAR Board. This is an important issue, and we are sure there will be many CIGAR scholars willing to give a hand to the everyday life of their organization.
Public Sector Accounting Abstracts Repository (PSAAR)
The XII Permanent Study Group of EGPA- Public Sector Financial Management has developed a repository in order to boost networking and awareness in the area of public sector accounting research.
The public sector accounting abstracts repository (PSAAR) publishes only Public Sector Accounting related work. It is therefore focused on the enhancement of the possibilities of exchange and sharing in our scientific community. Research works are presented solely in abstract form, with several search facilities (e.g. key words, paper category, author etc.), in an aesthetically attractive and user friendly website that facilitates easy tracking and screening of relevant research work in an organized way. PSAAR offers the option to easily locate published papers or ask for the full text from the authors. Authors can recommend the way the citation to their paper would be made and citations text could be easily copy-and-pasted. Finally, PSAAR also hosts abstracts of papers not written in English provided that the essential information such as the abstract, the title and the keywords of the paper are presented in both the original language and English.
We invite you to register and use PSAAR at: