On October 17th, the 2nd Forum of Leading Accounting Academics hosted by the SLU editorial office of Accounting and Economic Research was held online. More than 50 scholars from home and abroad (incl. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Renmin University of China, Sun Yat-sen University, Central University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, University of International Business and Economics, Ocean University of China, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chinese Academy of Fiscal Sciences, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Shihezi University, Nanchang University, Hainan University, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, University of Nottingham, University of Queensland, and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) participated in the Forum. Gu Xiaomin (Vice President of SLU and the executive deputy editor of Accounting and Economic Research) delivered a welcome speech.
The participating scholars conducted exchanges and discussions on the international contributes of accounting papers and frontier accounting academics. The keynote speech was hosted by Dr. Lina Xu from RMIT University, and Professor Steven Dellaportas [the University of Nottingham; and the editor-in-chief of Journal of Business Ethics (Accouting Section)], and Professor Ye Kangtao (Renmin Business School) respectively gave keynote speeches on Moving Forward with Interdisciplinary Accounting Research and The High-Quality Development of Accounting and Economics. From the perspective of scholars and editors, Professor Steven pointed out the limitations of current empirical accounting research, explored the advantages and prospects of interdisciplinary research in accounting, and encouraged young accounting scholars to actively devote themselves to interdisciplinary accounting research and to make accounting research more abundant and diversified. Starting from the perspectives of how accounting affects the development of the three major markets, how accounting affects the internal value creation activities of enterprises, and the relationship between accounting and sustainable development/ new development concepts, Professor Ye discussed the role of accounting in promoting the high-quality development of China’s economy; besides, he encouraged young accounting scholars to return to the essence of accounting, combine accounting with macroeconomics and corporate value creation, and seek breakthroughs in accounting development from macro-micro crossover study.
The first half of the academic report was chaired by Associate Professor Liang Shangkun(Central University of Finance and Economics). Professor Zhou Donghua (Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics) and Professor Wu Haomin (Shihezi University) delivered the academic lectures entitled Common Ownership and Comparability of Accounting Information and Sustainable Development, Customer Relationship and Corporate Innovation respectively, while Professor Tang Xuesong (Southwestern University of Finance and Economics) and Associate Professor Liu Huilong (University of International Business and Economics) made comments respectively. The second half of the academic report was presided over by Associate Professor Liu Huilong (University of International Business and Economics). Dr. Ding Yanan (Chinese Academy of Fiscal Sciences) and Professor Fang Qiaoling (Ocean University of China)respectively made presentations entitled Unexpected Monetary Policy’s Stock Market Effects and Off-Office Auditing of Natural Resource Assets, Motivations of Management Layer, and Governance of Corporate Environment, while Professor Wang Hongjian (Nanchang University) and Associate Professor Hu Jun (Hainan University) made comments on the academic reports. The 4 reports were anonymously selected by experts from the forum essays. The topics are novel and fit the current hotspots of accounting research. The brilliant reports, the professional and proper comments, and the active exchanges between the experts and scholars contributed to the warm academic atmosphere.
The Forum of Leading Accounting Academics was initiated by the SLU editorial office of Accounting and Economic Research in 2018 upon the foundation of the “Accounting Leading Talent Academic Column” opened in 2010 by the journal.By September 2020, the Column has published 76 academic masterpieces of leading accounting academics. Upon gather outstanding young accounting scholars at home and abroad, the Forum will improve the academic quality and academic reputation of the journal, while the journal will, as always, build an academic exchange platform for leading accounting academics, work hard on the columns and forums, and make efforts to promote interdisciplinary and macro-micro interdisciplinary research in the context of technological innovation and economic reform.
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