Comparative International Governmental Accounting Research Network

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CIGAR Virtual Biennial Conference 2021 (24-25 June) and Doctoral Colloquium (23 June 2021) - UPDATE

Public Sector Accounting for a Sustainable Future is the theme of the CIGAR Biennial Conference 2021. As previously announced, the online conference will feature research paper sessions in different areas, coordinated by different chairs. The two-day Conference shall include five streams as follows:

Session

Chair(s)

Contact email

Public sector financial reporting and international standards

Josette Caruana and Susana Jorge

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Public sector non-financial reporting, performance measurement and management accounting

Sandra Cohen and Anne Stafford

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Public budgeting

Tjerk Budding

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Accounting for hybrid organizations, auditing, transparency and corruption in the public sector

Giuseppe Grossi

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Public sector accounting education

Susana Jorge and Jens Heiling

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Please submit your abstract of maximum one page with the purpose, design/method/approach, preliminary findings and contribution, to the respective session chair by 15 March 2021. Notification of acceptance will be sent at the end of March 2021. The full paper submission is expected by 20 May 2021.

Eligible doctoral students can apply and submit their research proposals of max five pages for the CIGAR Doctoral Colloquium by 15 March 2021. The contact persons for the PhD colloquium are Pawan Adhikari This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Essex University, UK) and Giuseppe Grossi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Kristianstad University, SW; and Nord University, NW).

The attendance fee for the Conference is 50, payable on registration, except for participants in the Doctoral Colloquium. For further information on the CIGAR Biennial Conference 2021 and the Doctoral Colloquium, please see future news in this Newsletter and on the CIGAR website or contact the CIGAR Chair Susana Jorge at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The CIGAR Network’s Second Annual Issue of Public Money & Management

We are pleased to launch the call for papers for the second CIGAR-PMM Annual Issue, which shall be featured in 2022: PMM’s volume 42. The CIGAR annual issue is not tied to a particular theme—the aim is to present relevant empirical and theoretical research in public sector accounting, and to showcase CIGAR’s valuable papers in order to increase their contribution to practice and to academia. CIGAR is inviting all scholars who participate in CIGAR events, or who have a significant interest in CIGAR’s research agenda, to submit papers for consideration of publication in the second CIGAR annual issue. Current research themes include: developments in public sector accounting and auditing; management accounting and performance measurement in public sector entities; improving reporting systems for citizens and other stakeholders through, for example, popular reporting, integrated reporting, and sustainability reporting; the impact of digital transformation on the control and accountability of public sector entities; international harmonization and the role of international (or regional) standards;  the role of public sector entities and financial reporting systems in promoting plans and action for the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

These examples are not exhaustive. Other themes, which are capturing the attention of single researchers or of research teams, are also welcome. Any type of research methodology is acceptable - both qualitative and quantitative studies. As with all PMM issues, the CIGAR Annual Issue will also include Debates and New Development articles. 

Papers for consideration should be submitted by 30 April 2021  31 May 2021 (NEW DATE) through PMM’s electronic submission system:  https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rpmm20/current, selecting “CIGAR special issue”. 

For further information please contact the Guest Editor, Eugenio Caperchione at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

UPDATE - 2nd IPSASB Research Forum – Hosted by the CIGAR Workshop 2020 Call for Papers

We would like to draw your attention to the 2nd IPSASB Research Forum that will take place on June 17 2020 in the morning in the Campus Drammen of the University of South-Eastern Norway, in Norway hosted by the CIGAR Workshop 2020.

IMPORTANT UPDATE – WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

For the detailed programme of the CIGAR Workshop 2020 and the IPSASB 2nd Research Forum -2020 click here.

IMPORTANT UPDATE

Due to the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic situation, both CIGAR Workshop and IPSASB Research Forum are organised online, whilst doctoral students are offered feedback personally by members of the organising committee.

Registration deadline: 15 May 2020
Registration is obligatory to attend the event
Participants can attend both online events free of charge.

Tentative Program

Programme for CIGAR Workshop - 16th June 2020
09:30 – 17:00 CIGAR Workshop

Programme for CIGAR Workshop - 17th June 2020
09:30 – 12:00 CIGAR Workshop

Programme for IPSASB Research Forum - 17th June 2020
14:00 – 17:00 IPSASB Research Forum

For more information please visit https://www.usn.no/activities/cigar-workshop-ipsasb-research-forum-2020

IPSASB is offering grants of USD 1,500 for research under each of the following topics:

• The Presentation of Financial Statements in the Public Sector;
• Differential Reporting (Financial Reporting for Small and Medium Sized Public Sector Entities);
• Discount Rates in the Public Sector: Rationale for their Use and Determination; and
• Disclosures of Tax Expenditures

The grants will be awarded by an academic advisory committee comprising representatives from IPSASB and the academic community, based on abstracts submitted by 15 December 2019 31 December 2019 (deadline extended). Abstracts should be one-page summaries of the planned approach to the topic selected by the scholar (or group of scholars). Decisions on the award of grants will be taken by 15 January 2020. Scholars who wish to submit a paper without receiving a grant are obviously free to do so. The deadline for submission of draft accepted papers is 10 May 2020.

Submission process and registration

Abstracts should be submitted by 15 December 2019 31 December 2019 (deadline extended) to Vanessa Mello (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), for Gwenda Jensen, Principal (IPSASB), with full papers submitted by 10 May 2020, to the same address
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Participants in the IPSASB Research Forum are expected to follow the registration procedure for the CIGAR Workshop.

The grant recipients, as well as other scholars, will present the first drafts of their full papers at the 2020 Research Forum, in order to receive feedback from fellow academics, IPSASB members and staff. Grant recipients are then expected to finalize their paper by 8 September 2020 and to present it in the week of 15 September 2020 at the IPSAS Board Meeting in Paris, France. Final papers are invited to be published in Public Money & Management, after undergoing a formal peer review process, involving one reviewer from CIGAR and one from IPSASB

For the call for papers click here!

For accessing the CIGAR Workshop website click here.

 

UPDATE - The CIGAR Network’s Annual Issue of Public Money & Management (PMM)

PMM has offered CIGAR the opportunity to guest edit a special annual issue of the journal (for each of the next three years starting in 2021: PMM’s 41st volume). This CIGAR annual issue will not have a specific theme—the aim is to present relevant empirical and theoretical research in public sector accounting. The annual issue will showcase CIGAR’s valuable papers and, by doing so, increase their contribution to practice and to academia.