I ISCTE Doctoral Colloquium in Accounting Research


I ISCTE Doctoral Colloquium in Accounting Research

In Partnership with University of São Paulo – USP/BR

July 24-25, 2023 – Online

We are pleased to announce the I ISCTE Doctoral Colloquium in Accounting Research and the VIII USP Doctoral Consortium in Accounting Research on July 24-25, 2023, in ONLINE FORMAT, which will be jointly held by the Accounting Department of ISCTE Business School (PT) and the Graduate Program in Controllership and Accounting at FEA-USP (BR).


This Doctoral Colloquium aims to help PhD students from any University to improve the quality of their theses and the impact of their research, both at the national and international levels. It will also contribute to the integration of PhD students with their colleagues from European and Brazilian Universities, as well as with international researchers.

  • The language of the event is English.
  • Submission and participation in the Doctoral Colloquium are free of charge.

Format and Activities

Experienced international researchers will give lectures about relevant issues in accounting research and, together with ISCTE-IUL and USP faculty members, they can participate in guided discussions of the research proposals submitted by the PhD students, aiming to contribute to their development. Proposals with either quantitative or qualitative methodological approaches are welcome.


July 24-25                Doctoral Colloquium

June 18                     Due date for sending the Research Proposals

June 30                    Announcement of the Research Proposals selected


Organizing Committee

University Institute od Lisbon - ISCTE-IUL

Organizing Committee

University of São Paulo (BR)

Isabel Lourenço

Maria João Major

Pedro Ferreira

Ana Conceição

Inna Paiva

Rúben Barros

Renê Coppe Pimentel

Andson Braga de Aguiar

Lucas Ayres B.C. Barros

Luís Eduardo Afonso

Mara Jane Contrera Malacrida

Raquel Wille Sarquis


Candidates should submit a short research proposal, in English, including the following sections (the number of pages in parentheses is only a suggestion): 

1) Cover page with the Title, Abstract, Keywords, and the name and affiliation of the PhD student

2) Introduction (approx. 1 page)
          i) Research problem (and its importance)

          ii) Research questions

          iii) Contribution for knowledge and practice

3) Literature review (approx. 3 pages)
          i) Gaps in the literature that justify research

          ii) Hypotheses (if applicable) 

          iii) Theoretical lens (if applicable)

4) Methodology (approx. 3 pages)
          i) Sample, variables and models (for quantitative studies)

          ii) Research methods, sources of data and analysis of data (for qualitative studies)

5) References (approx. 1 page)

The proposals should be sent to the following address:

> ppgcc@usp.br (Enzo Pedra) and phd.bru-unide@iscte-iul.pt (Aleksandra Marques), copying dconsortium.acc@gmail.com


Monday, July 24th, 2023 (WEST – Western European Summer Time - GMT+1)

  1. 12:45 – 13:00 – Welcome address
  2. 13:00 – 14:30 – Lecture: Maria Correia (London School of Economics)
  3. 14:30 – 15:00 – Coffee Break
  4. 15:00 – 16:30 – Guided Discussions
  5. 16:30 – 18:00 – Coffee Break
  6. 18:00 – 19:30 – Guided Discussions

Tuesday, July 25th, 2023 (WEST – Western European Summer Time - GMT+1)

  1. 13:00 – 14:30 – Guided Discussions
  2. 14:30 – 15:00 – Coffee Break
  3. 15:00 – 16:30 – Lecture: Katherine Schipper (Duke University Fuqua School of Business)
  4. 16h30 – 18h00 – Coffee Break
  5. 18:00 – 19:30 – Lecture: David Debford (University of Technology Sidney)
  6. 19:30 – 19:45 – Closing remarks

Katherine Schipper


Duke University’s

Fuqua School of Business

Former Editor

Journal of Accounting Research

Editorial Board

The Accounting Review

Accounting and Business Research

Katherine Schipper

David Bedford


University of Technology (UTS)

Business School, Australia

Associate Editor

British Accounting Review

Journal of Management Control

Editorial Board

Accounting, Organizations and Society

David Bedford

Maria Correia

Associate Professor

London School of Economics

and Political Science (LSE), UK

Associate Editor

Accounting and Business Research

and the European Accounting Review

Maria Correia