6-8 September 2017

Verona, Italy

The ninth
Accounting History
International Conference

and governance
in diverse settings

Plenary speakers
and working title of plenary address

  • Carolyn CorderyAston University, UK:
    The State Relationship with Religion: An Historical Analysis of Accounting and Regulation as Disciplinary Procedures
  • Christopher NapierRoyal Holloway, University of London, UK:
    Governors and Directors: Competing Models of Governance in Historical Perspective

More about the plenary speakers and working titles of plenary address


The Conference will also feature an Editors' Panel, the members of which will address the topic "Critical and interpretive perspectives on accounting’s past: Looking to the future.”.

The Panel presenters are:Keith Robson,Accounting, Organizations and Society,
Lee Parker,Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal,Marcia Annisette,Critical Perspectives on Accounting,Garry Carnegie,Accounting History.

The Panel will be chaired byCarolyn Fowler,Accounting History

More about the Panel's members

for Papers

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Hosted by:
Department of Business Administration,
University of Verona, Italy


Supported by:
Accounting History Special Interest Group of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand

While papers will be accepted across the full range of accounting history topics and methodological and theoretical perspectives, authors are encouraged to address topics relevant to the conference theme: “Accounting and governance in diverse settings”. This involves studying accounting and governance in private, public and not-for-profit contexts, including charitable bodies, mutual societies, professional bodies and family businesses. Investigations may include, but are not limited to, historical studies of:

  • The interrelations between accounting and governance in diverse settings;
  • Comparative international accounting and governance;
  • Accounting as a social practice in enabling or inhibiting governance;
  • Accounting regulation and governance, including the development of regulatory frameworks, codes and guidelines;
  • Adaptations of accounting and corporate governance in family and long-lived businesses;
  • Differences and similarities of governance regimes in an array of different institutions, including arts, entertainment, religious and public sector institutions;
  • State corporatism and its consequences for accounting and corporate governance in different countries.

Submission and Review of Papers: Papers written in the English language and complying with the Accounting History manuscript style should be submitted in Word format no later than 20 March 2017 to verona.ahic@rmit.edu.au . All papers will be subject to a double-blind refereeing process and will be published on the Conference Web site as refereed conference proceedings, unless otherwise advised. A special issue of the journal on the conference theme is scheduled to be published following the event.

An Emerging Scholars' Colloquium will be held immediately prior to the conference.

Inquiries may be directed to the Conference Convener, Alessandro Lai, Department of Business Administration, University of Verona, at the following e-mail address: alessandro.lai@univr.it

The historic Roman city of Verona was founded in the 1st century B.C. It particularly flourished under the rule of the Scaliger family in the 13th and 14th centuries and as part of the Republic of Venice from the 15th to 18th centuries. Verona has preserved a remarkable number of monuments from antiquity, the medieval and Renaissance periods, and represents an outstanding example of a military stronghold. The city’s main emblems are the Arena and William Shakespeare’s story of Romeo and Juliet. The Arena is an ancient Roman amphitheater built in AD 30 and very popular worldwide for its opera festival.

Further information about visiting Verona can be found at:


Organizational Information

For further information, please contact: verona.ahic@rmit.edu.au


Prof. Alessandro Lai alessandro.lai@univr.it

Organizing Institution and Location

Università di Verona
Dipartimento di Economia aziendale
Via Cantarane 24 – 37129 Verona – Italy

Conference locations

and fees

    Conference fees*:

  • Early bird Registration fee
    (deadline: July 24th, 2017): € 475
  • Late Registration fee
    (after July 24th, 2017): € 560

    Emerging Scholars’s Colloquium and Conference fees*:

  • Early bird Registration fee
    (deadline: July 24th, 2017): € 475
  • Late Registration fee
    (after July 24th, 2017): € 560

    Accompanying person gala dinner: € 100

* Includes: Registration fee, lunches, welcome reception, gala dinner, beverages and snacks during the coffee breaks, value added tax.
Via Cantarane 24 - 37129 Verona – Italy
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