This residential conference at The University of St. Andrews is a gathering of academics, practitioners and researchers who focus on the teaching, research, theory, and practice of social, environmental and sustainability accounting and reporting. The spirit of the conference is interdisciplinary and so submissions are also invited from perspectives beyond accounting. Please note the conference venue and the submission date.
The CSEAR conference provides a forum for scholarly work in various stages of development and explicitly encourages open discussion as well as close collegiality.
Two types of submissions are encouraged this year: (1) full papers and (2) work in progress. Authors submitting full papers are expected to provide a complete manuscript by the submission deadline, whereas authors submitting a work in progress are invited to submit a 250-word abstract. Please note that abstracts will be made available to all delegates prior to the conference.
While we are open to a wide range of research topics in social and environmental accounting, we encourage those that explore the interplay between sustainability research and education.
NOTE: research submitted to the Emerging Scholars Colloquium cannot be submitted to the main conference. Emerging Scholars wishing to present at the main conference must submit work that is substantively different to that which is presented at the Emerging Scholars Colloquium.
The conference provides the possibility for online presentation. Online presentations will run as parallel sessions of the conference, will be made on a virtual platform and will be open to paid CSEAR members (at the time of the conference).
Note that given the limited space for presentation slots, an author can submit and present only one paper. However, a presenter can always be a non-presenting co-author on additional papers. The submission deadline is 28 April 2024 and paper acceptance will be notified by 31 May 2024.
Best paper award
All full paper submissions will be eligible for the best paper recognition, which will be awarded through a blind review conducted by an ad hoc committee.
11th Emerging Scholars Colloquium (26 August 2024)
The aim of the colloquium is to provide an opportunity for emerging scholars in social and environmental accounting (SEA) research to present and discuss their research projects alongside a cohort of distinguished international faculty. The colloquium will maintain an informal atmosphere to enable intensive intellectual debate.
In addition to supporting the advancement of research projects, the aim of the ESC is to introduce emerging scholars into the SEA research community. At the same time, it seeks to facilitate a reflection on questions, issues, and topics potentially of interest to emerging scholars. For this purpose, we invite participants to actively engage by raising questions and concerns throughout the event creating a lively and engaged forum for discussion.
The colloquium will be organized into small group sessions guided by leading scholars in the field of SEA research, representing various research methodologies, topics, and a range of theoretical expertise. Faculty members who can speak about the impact of our field and the pathways to this impact will also be present. There will also be some plenary sessions where participants will be able to interact (both formally and informally) with faculty and organising committee members.
The event is organized by Stacy Chavez – chair (Loyola University Maryland, USA), Leonardo Rinaldi – (Royal Holloway University of London, London, UK), Mercy Denedo (Durham University, Durham, UK) and Hendrik Vollmer (University of Warwick, Coventry, UK).
ECoP (26 August 2024)
The CSEAR Education Community of Practice (ECoP) will host an in-person workshop on the theme of ‘Innovative practices to embed sustainability in the accounting curriculum’. Workshop attendees will hear from leading educators and have a chance to try out different activities as well as share experiences from their own work. Anyone wishing to join the workshop will be required to register for this event as well as the conference. Consider arriving a day early to join stimulating discussions, network, and shape CSEAR’s ECoP.
We anticipate heightened demand for places and urge early registration. The CSEAR website will soon provide charges and full details of how to register at: http://csear.co.uk. Registration will open in Spring 2024.