Emerging Scholars' Colloquium

The A-CSEAR Conference 2018 is holding a one-day Emerging Scholars’ Colloquium (ESC) in Social and Environmental Accounting research on Tuesday 4 December, Monash University Caulfield.

The ESC is a unique opportunity for networking and discussion between emerging scholars and experienced researchers. Throughout the day, every emerging scholar will receive feedback from senior research mentors in social and environmental accounting. In addition, there will be ample time for discussion and feedback from other emerging scholars. Plenary sessions will broadly focus on skill development for researchers including a panel discussion on Envisioning the future of Sustainable Responsible Accounting.

The broad agenda for the ESC is presented below together with group allocations for the day.

TimeActivityVenue
8am-8.45amRegistrationBuilding H, Room 9.01
8.45amWelcomeBuilding H, Room 9.01
9am
10am
Group work: contribution of Emerging Scholars research to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Facilitator: Alessandro Ghio

Emerging and senior scholars will engage in an active workshop to discuss their contributions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Building H, Room 9.01
10am
10.30am
Morning Tea 
10.30am
12.30pm
Presentations with discussants*
Amir Gholami
Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure (CSR) and firm’s market value: Australian evidence

Ashraf Al Mamun
Nonfinancial disclosures of material sustainability information: Evidence from Australian listed companies in the Materials sector

Linda Kusumaning Wedari
GHG Emissions as Environmental Performance and their Association with Financial and Social Performance
Building H, Room 9.01
10.30am
12.30pm
Presentations with discussants*
Homaira Semeen
Accounting for Ethical Trade: A Study on Fair Trade Supply Chain

Jenni Puroila
Materiality in corporate sustainability reporting

Samindi (Sammy) Hewa
The extent of climate change impacts communicated by Australian entities
Building H, Room 9.02
12.30pm
1.30pm
Lunch 
1.30pm
3.30pm
Presentations with discussants*
Esam Emad Ghassab Mahmoud
Board of Director Composition and Corporate Social Responsibility: A Case of Jordan Pre-and During the Arab Spring

Mohammad Al Faraj
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Disclosure and CSR assurance: An Experimental Study of the Motivations for CSR disclosure by Financial Managers and Accountants in Kuwait

Ping Zhu
The Role of Local Government in Influencing Corporate Environmental Information Disclosure in China
Building H, Room 9.01
1.30pm
3.30pm
Presentations with discussants*

Farima Noravesh
How to improve the quality of reporting?

Sumi Jang
Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Financial Performance: Do Korean Executives’ Religiosity Matter?

Tirukumar Thiagarajah
Evaluating NGO Effectiveness and the role of Accounting
Building H, Room 9.02
3.30pm
4pm
Afternoon Tea 
4pm
5pm
Panel discussion: Envisioning the future of Sustainable Responsible AccountingBuilding H, Room 9.01
5pm
5.30pm
Short presentation of the morning activity 'Emerging Scholars research to the Sustainable Development Goals of United Nations'Building H, Room 9.01
5.30pm
5.40pm
Closing remarks   
7pm-
9pm
DinnerRestaurant ECCO
97 Toorak Road
South Yarra

*Presentations format:

  • 20 minutes presentation (Emerging Scholar)
  • 15 minutes discussion (Senior Scholar)
  • 5 minutes Q&A (Audience)

Presentations should be sent to alessandro.ghio@monash.edu by 2 December 2018.