II Iscte Doctoral Colloquium in Accounting Research


II Iscte Doctoral Colloquium in Accounting Research 

In Partnership with University of São Paulo

July 22-23, 2024 – Online/Hybrid 


We are pleased to announce the II Iscte Doctoral Colloquium in Accounting Research on July 22-23, 2024, in ONLINE/HYBRID FORMAT, which will be jointly held by the Accounting Department of ISCTE Business School (Portugal) and the Graduate Program in Controllership and Accounting at FEA-USP (Brasil).


The Doctoral Colloquium aims to help 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 graduate 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 and USP faculty members, they can participate in guided discussions of the research proposals submitted by the students, aiming to contribute to their development. Proposals with either quantitative or qualitative methodological approaches are welcome.


July 22-23                Doctoral Colloquium

June 09                     Due date for sending the Research Proposals

June 20                    Announcement of the Research Proposals selected


Organizing Committee

University Institute od Lisbon - ISCTE-IUL

Organizing Committee

University of São Paulo (BR)

Isabel Lourenço

Ana Conceição

Ana Isabel Lopes

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


Monday, July 22nd, 2023 (WEST – Western European Summer Time - GMT+1)

  1. 12:00 – 12:30 – Welcome address
  2. 12:30 – 14:00 – Lecture 1
  3. 14:00 – 14:30 – Coffee Break
  4. 14:30 – 16:00 – Lecture 2
  5. 16:00 – 17:30 – Coffee Break
  6. 17:30 – 19:00 – Lecture 3

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2023 (WEST – Western European Summer Time - GMT+1)

  1. 12:30 – 14:00 – Guided Discussions
  2. 14:00 – 14:30 – Coffee Break
  3. 14:30 – 16:00 – Guided Discussions
  4. 16h00 – 17h30 – Coffee Break
  5. 17:30 – 19:00 – Guided Discussions
  6. 19:00 – 19:15 – Closing remarks

Candidates should submit a short research proposal, in English, formatting suggestion: TimesNewRoman, 12pts, line spacing 1.5. Proposals should include 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 to 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. 4 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 selection process includes an analysis of adherence to the colloquium’s topics and basic methodological aspects and the stage of the project (finished papers or projects that are too early-stage may not be accepted).


A certificate will be offered to students who attend all lecture sessions and present their projects.


The proposals should be sent to the following electronic form:



Questions and additional information: ppgcc@usp.br (Andrés Torres) and phd@iscte-iul.pt (Aleksandra Marques). Please, indicate in the email subject “Submission to Doctoral Colloquium 2024”