The 2016 MIT Asia Conference in Accounting

July 10 – 12, 2016, Xiamen, China

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES: The MIT Asia Conference in Accounting aims to bring together academics and practitioners of accounting and corporate governance in the Asia-Pacific region with leading scholars from the United States, Europe, and beyond. The conference is open to all those who are interested in attending. The goal of this annual two-day conference is to incubate and develop rigorous and relevant research in the field of accounting, defined broadly. Through thoughtful and constructive workshops and interactions, the conference expects to encourage and facilitate researchers in Asia to employ the highest standards of academic diligence in addressing challenges that are topical to managers, investors, regulators, and/or market intermediaries such as auditors and analysts. Over time, the conference hopes to become a preeminent forum for cutting-edge accounting research in Asia.

ORGANIZER: Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

CO ORGANIZER: Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF), Shanghai Jiao Tong University

SP Kothari, MIT Sloan School of Management, MIT
Feng Li, Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finace (SAIF)
Karthik Ramanna, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Rodrigo Verdi, MIT Sloan School of Management, MIT
T.J. Wong, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Joanna Wu, Simon Business School, University of Rochester
David Wu, PricewaterhouseCooper, Hong Kong

Gary Biddle, Hong Kong University
Bala Balachandran, Great Lakes Institute of Management
Charles Chen, China Europe International Business School
Kevin C. W. Chen, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Agnes Cheng, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Qi Chen, Duke University
Qiang Cheng, Singapore Management University
Zhaoyang Gu, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Jianqiao Hong, Fudan University
Mingyi Huang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Sanjay Kallapur, Indian School of Business
Bin Ke, Nanyang Business School
Xi Li, Temple University
Xu Li, Hong Kong University
Zhen (Oliver) Li, National University Singapore
Jeff Ng, Singapore Management University
Chul Park, Hong Kong University
Joseph Piotroski, Stanford University
Hollis Skaife, University of California
Chris Williams, University of Michigan
Franco Wong, INSEAD
Xinzhong Xu, Lingnan (University) College, Sun Yat-sen University
Jian Xue, Tsinghua University
Hong Yan, SAIF, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Holly Yang, Singapore Management University
Eric Yeung, Cornell University
Haifeng You, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Gwen Yu, Harvard Business School

CALL FOR PAPERS: The conference encourages submission of manuscripts in English in all areas of accounting and corporate governance, without limitations on research methods. Manuscripts that develop new ideas or theories, attempt to advance our understanding of real-world phenomena, and/or address pressing managerial and policy issues will be encouraged. The research does not have to be Asia-centric; it can be global in focus and application.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Authors are invited to submit completed papers. Papers will be selected by the Program Committee consisting of a panel of international scholars. To submit your paper, please visit the conference website on ConferenceMaker:

Paper submissions are being accepted now and the deadline is Monday, February 29, 2016. The submitting authors will be notified of the Program Committee’s decision by Thursday, April 28, 2016.

BEST PAPER AWARD: Two best paper awards, US$2,500 and US$1,000, will be presented at the end of the conference.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE: The conference is open to all those who are interested in attending. The conference will be held in Xiamen, China on July 10-12, 2016. All conference participants (including presenting authors) are required to pay a registration fee of US$300 prior to June 10, 2016 and a registration fee of US$350 on or after June 10, 2016; special pricing of US$100 is available for students with a valid student ID. The registration fee includes conference materials, receptions, and meals. Visit the conference URL ( for registration and other information. For general conference queries, please contact Jackie Donnelly at

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