The Doctoral Colloquium took place on Wednesday 15th May and ran for the entire day. It was declared open by Prof. Barbara Flood, Professor of Accounting at DCUBS and Deputy Dean. Then, Professor Anne Jeny, Professor at the Accounting and Management Control Department, ESSEC Business School, France spoke about proposed cooperation between the IAFA and the EAA in relation to the EAA Ph.d Forum. This was followed by the Plenary address by Prof. Ian Thomson, Director, Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business, Convenor Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham whose title was : “Before Theory comes Theorising: Making Accounting and Finance Research Interesting”
The Doctoral Colloquium provided an opportunity for both current and prospective PhD students to learn more about the PhD process and generate ideas for research topics. Current PhD students, at all stages of doctoral research, were provided with an opportunity to present their work and receive feedback from experienced researchers.