Reporting beyond the numbers: rival perspectives (11th Annual AMBS / LSE Co...

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A conference for academics & practitioners to debate topical issues around alternative forms of corporate reporting

  • Why do alternative forms of reporting emerge?

  • What is the role of regulation in alternative forms of reporting?

  • Does alternative corporate reporting help or hinder stakeholder relationships?

The Manchester Accounting and Finance Group at Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) and the Department of Accounting of the London School of Economics (LSE) are pleased to announce the date and theme for the 11th AMBS/LSE Conference.

Hosted and co-funded by AMBS, the LSE and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the 1-day conference aims to encourage the search for multiple perspectives and to stimulate insightful dialogue between researchers and practitioners on the topic of alternative forms of corporate reporting.

Please note: Places are restricted and will be reserved on a first-come first-serve basis.

Registration is free, but is required. Registration includes lunch and coffee. There is no provision for travel or accommodation expenses.


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Academic keynote speaker - Professor George Serafeim, Harvard Business School

George Serafeim is the Jakurski Family Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He has taught courses in the MBA and doctoral programs, chaired Executive Education programs, written more than 100 articles and business cases, and presented his research in more than 100 conferences and seminars. He has delivered keynote speeches in 20 countries around the world and is one of the most popular business authors, according to rankings of the Social Science Research Network.

Professor Serafeim's work focuses on accounting, finance and strategic management. He has published numerous articles in the top tier academic and practitioner journals including the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Finance, Management Science, MIT Sloan Management Review, and Harvard Business Review. His work often appears in media outlets including The New York Times, Bloomberg, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Economist, The Guardian, CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera and NPR. He has extensive experience as a senior adviser of investment managers and corporations around the world and as a board member in both the non-profit and private sectors.

Academic Speaker – Professor Brendan O’Dwyer, Alliance Manchester Business School

Brendan O’Dwyer is Professor in Accounting at the Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS). Brendan joined the faculty at Manchester in September 2016. Brendan was previously Head of the Accounting division (2007 to 2010) and Dean of Research (from 2011 to 2014) at the University of Amsterdam Business School. He is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and a Visiting Professor at the University of Sydney Business School. Brendan researches in the areas of non-financial reporting, non-financial assurance, corporate and NGO accountability; sustainability reporting and assurance, CSR advocacy organisations, risk management and control in health-care organisations, and the regulation of professions. His work is highly cited and has won several awards and honours. It has been published in leading international journals such as: Accounting and Business Research; Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal; Accounting, Organizations and Society; Contemporary Accounting Research, and European Accounting Review. He is an Associate Editor of Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal and sits on the editorial boards of Accounting, Organizations and Society; Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory; Behavioral Research in Accounting; British Accounting Review; European Accounting Review etc.

Academic Speaker – Professor Naomi Soderstrom, The University of Melbourne

Naomi Soderstrom is Deputy Head of Department and Professor of Managerial Accounting at The University of Melbourne. She joined the Department of Accounting in 2012. Naomi received her PhD in Accounting and Information Systems from Northwestern University. Her primary research areas are managerial accounting and environmental accounting. Naomi's work has appeared in major journals including Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, and Journal of Accounting and Public Policy in the U.S. and Accounting Organizations and Society and European Accounting Review in Europe. She is Editor of the Journal of Management Accounting Research and Associate Editor for the Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance, as well as on the editorial boards of several other journals. She is a member of professional organisations on three continents, as well as the academic honor societies, Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Gamma Sigma. Prior to joining the University of Melbourne, Dr. Soderstrom taught at the University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of Washington and the University of Colorado at Denver. Naomi has also been a Visiting Professor at the University of Maastricht (Maastricht, Netherlands), IE Business School (Madrid, Spain), the University of Mannheim (Mannheim, Germany) and the Stuttgart Institute of Management and Technology (Stuttgart, Germany).

Academic speaker - Professor Albert Tsang, Schulich School of Business

Albert Tsang is an associate professor at the Schulich School of Business since 2015. He earned three Master’s degrees (M.Sc. MIS; M.Sc. Acct; M.B.A) and a Ph.D degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is a world-known scholar and researcher and his research focuses on corporate social responsibility, voluntary disclosure, and international accounting. His research has been published in The Accounting Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Management Accounting Research and numerous other Accounting Journals. In addition, he also serves as reviewer for more than twenty leading accounting journals for studies in the area of corporate social responsibility. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Tsang had extensive experience in accounting and finance and worked as an international accounting manager in publicly listed multinational corporations and lived in multiple countries.

Academic speaker - Professor Elmar Venter, University of Pretoria

Elmar Venter is Associate Professor of Accounting at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, where he has held tenure since 2008. He is a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) − he held the overall first position in South Africa for the final professional examination written in 2004. During 2011, Elmar obtained a PhD in Accounting from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His research focuses on disclosure and reporting quality and he publishes in international journals such as Abacus; Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal; Accounting & Finance; and The International Journal of Accounting. During 2013, he was internationally recognized when he became one of only five emerging researchers from across the globe to be invited to join the Deloitte-International Association for Accounting Education and Research Scholar Programme.

Practitioner panel – Neil Stevenson, Managing Director: Global Implementation, IIRC

Neil Stevenson has nearly 20 years of experience in the accounting and finance sectors. At the IIRC, he leads on developing a strong global brand for Integrated Reporting and key institutional relationships.

Neil was involved in the communications group that established the brand in 2010 and subsequently served on the IIRC Working Group which provided guidance on the development of the IIRC as a global organization and the International Framework. He therefore has long-standing insight into the work of IIRC and how its brand can be developed to support adoption of worldwide. Through his working experience and his work with the IIRC, Neil has extensive links to organizations who are well placed to influence the market at all levels and across stakeholder groups.

Neil has previously worked in senior marketing and brand roles at ACCA and PwC, with responsibilities including oversight of policy and thought leadership. He was educated at the Universities of Cambridge and Leeds and is a Fellow of CIM.

Practitioner panel – Leo Dee, Senior ESG Analyst, Greeneye

Leo Dee is currently the Senior Analyst at Greeneye, a global partner of the Vigeo Eiris network and winner of the prestigious Green Globe Award in 2016. Greeneye advises the Israeli financial sector on how to assimilate social, environmental, and governance considerations into investment decisions.

Following his Masters at Cambridge University, Leo worked as a Strategy Consultant and Private Equity Investor, at Apax Partners and Hg Capital, for ten years before training and serving as a Rabbi in the UK for a further ten years.

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