A-CSEAR 2022
Mon 12 Dec 2022

A-CSEAR 2022: Democratising accounting

HOST: Wellington School of Business and Government Location: Victoria University of Wellington, Te Herenga Waka, New Zealand

We look forward to welcoming you to the 21st Australasian Centre for Social and Environmental
Accounting Research (A-CSEAR) Conference and Emerging Scholars’ Colloquium to be held in-person at the Wellington School of Business and Government, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. The Emerging Scholars’ Colloquium will be held on 12 December 2022 and the main conference on 13-14 December 2022.

The conference theme for 2022 is “Democratising accounting”. Global initiatives such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are increasingly calling for more participatory forms of governance – at both organisational and institutional levels – to address key challenges such as climate change, financial austerity, rising inequalities and modern slavery. Faced with escalating social and ecological crises, civil society groups also highlight the need for accounts that provide citizens with space to voice concerns, aspirations and demands too often denied by dominant powerholders. Developments such as these generate various de/repoliticising pressures impacting the way organisations, policymakers and civil society actors approach accounting. In particular, they affect what is (in)visible, (un)thinkable,
(un)sayable and/or (un)governable.

We encourage a broad interpretation of “Democratising accounting”. This may include topics and themes relating, but not limited, to stakeholder engagement, the politics of value(s) and valuation, alternative and emergent accounts, counter-accounting and social movements, accounting education, the affective dimensions of accounting, barriers, and facilitators of democratisation.

Plenary Speakers:
Associate Professor Gordon Boyce, La Trobe University
Associate Professor Nick McGuigan, Monash University
Professor Helen Tregidga, Royal Holloway, University of London

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Call for papers

We invite paper presentations on any aspect of social and environmental accounting. The deadline for paper submission is 31 August 2022. Please submit your full paper to: a-csear2022@vuw.ac.nz  

Notification about the decision will be made by 30 September 2022. Only full papers will be considered and will be subject to blind peer review.

For enquiries, please email a-csear2022@vuw.ac.nz


Deadline for full paper submissions: 31 August 2022
Notification of decision to authors: 30 September 2022

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