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)
CALL FOR PAPERS 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.
The July 2014 Newsletter continues the debate initiated in January, by Jan van Helden, with new interventions:
- Johan Christiaens suggests the opposition between accrual and cash is fruitless.
- Dorothea Greiling recalls our attention on the risks of an information overload in the public sector.
Then the Newsletter includes the call for papers for the 15th Biennial Conference, which will be hosted by the University of Malta, on June 4-5, 2015, with the title "Making governmental accounting research more relevant: a practice-oriented approach". The Newsletter offers also an overview of how Josette Caruana and her team will organise this important event.
We finally report a call for papers and a conference announcement
FAM Special Issue from 14th CIGAR
We are pleased to announce that there will be a special edition of Financial Accountability and Management (FAM) devoted to a selection of papers from the CIGAR 2013 Conference.
This special edition of FAM will be edited jointly by Irvine Lapsley (Editor of FAM), Rowan Jones (Chair of the Conference Scientific Committee) and Ron Hodges (Chair of the Conference Organising Committee)
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: