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Public Sector Accounting - Online PhD Spring School

10 - 12 May 2021

Organized by ZHAW School of Management and Law

Public Sector Accounting Reforms: What have we learned?

Jurisdictions around the world have been reforming their PFM systems while the implementation of accrual accounting standards such as the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAs) remains at the heart of many reform endeavours. However, there is also evidence that public sector accounting reforms are stuck, fail or do not have full political support. Many aspects of such reforms need closer attention form academia and practice, in order to increase implementation success and to harness financial innovations to tackle challenges of the 21st century.

This free virtual PhD school aims to focus on public sector accounting reforms from various angles and perspectives. PhD scholars from all over the world are invited to submit qualitative or quantitative research (ideas) covering questions such as:

We have invited leading scholars in this field as well as the chair of IPSASB, who will provide insights into the most relevant theories and approaches. PhD students are invited to present their scientific papers or research ideas and to discuss them with their peers and internationally recognized experts.


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If you have any questions about the PhD Spring School or the registration process please contact: michelle.moonen@zhaw.ch