Journal of Accounting and Public Policy Conference
University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business
May 29, 2014
“Accounting and Risk Management”
The Journal of Accounting and Public Policy (JAPP) is pleased to announce the third of its annual conferences rotating among the IE Business School, the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business. The third conference will be held on May 29, 2014, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business in College Park, Maryland (less than 10 miles from downtown Washington, DC, with easy Metro access). The third conference will be focused around the theme of Accounting and Risk Management. A special issue of JAPP will be published based on the papers and related discussions presented at the Conference.
Risk Management is best thought of as a process that consists of several phases, including identifying risks, determining methods for mitigating and transferring risks, and for controlling/responding to damages caused by risk not mitigated or transferred. The bursting of the dot com bubble, the accounting scandals at the turn of the century, and the recent financial crisis have heightened awareness of the importance of risk management and the role accounting plays in risk management.
Areas of interest for the third conference include, but are not limited to, the following themes and their relation to the risk management: Accounting for derivatives and risk management.
- Impact of IFRS on risk management.
- Earnings management and risk management.
- Financial reporting disclosure and risk management.
- Internal control systems and cybersecurity risk management.
- Impact of internal control systems on organizational risk.
- Accounting and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM).
- Operating leverage decisions as a means of managing organizational risk.
- The role of auditing as a risk management tool.
We welcome studies drawing on any research methodology. Papers submitted to the JAPP conference will be subject to a blind review process. Papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be considered for publication in a special theme issue of JAPP.
Papers for the 2014 conference issue may be submitted to Alnoor Bhimani (firstname.lastname@example.org), Salvador Carmona (email@example.com), or Lawrence A. Gordon (firstname.lastname@example.org), with a copy sent to Martin P. Loeb (email@example.com) and Kathy Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 18, 2013.
Conference acceptance decisions will be made by February 1, 2014. Authors are encouraged to contact Martin P. Loeb, should there be any matter requiring clarification and guidance.