The (bright) future of ENEAR

Three years ago, we initiated the development of the European Network for Experimental Accounting Research (ENEAR). We had two great events, the ENEAR summer school for PhD students and junior faculty members in the summer of 2015 in Amsterdam, and the ENEAR conference in Leuven in June of 2017. We felt that to consolidate the initiative, and to further extend ENEAR and fully develop its potential, it was time to take some further steps. What we have done is the following:

  • We have decided to make the ENEAR conference a returning item on the academic agenda. It will be a biennial two-day conference, with the first half of the first day of the conference reserved for a doctoral colloquium. The location will shift.
  • We have established an executive board that organizes the conference, updates the ENEAR website, takes action to find sponsors and other sources of funding, etc. Initially, the executive board will consist of members of the “founding fathers and mothers” of ENEAR, but we are looking for other people who would be interested in joining the team, and, in time, take over responsibilities. We would also expect one or two representatives of the university organizing the upcoming ENEAR conference to be part of the executive committee.
  • We have established a scientific board that will help select papers for the conference and supports the executive board shaping the future of ENEAR. The scientific board consists of senior academics from different schools and different research areas.
  • We have updated this website and there is an intention to keep it up-to-date (we are still looking for a “webmaster”!)

Please be assured that, notwithstanding this step towards formalization, we still see ENEAR as a network of friends and colleagues interested in similar issues and doing similar types of research. It is not our intention to become a real organization with members, bylaws, formal meetings etc. We just want to make sure that the great thing that we have now has an even brighter future, which is less dependent on the time and effort of specific individuals.

If you would like to contribute or have ideas for initiatives that fit well with the basic idea of ENEAR, please contact us using the email address: enear@enear.org.

 

 

Summer School about to begin!

The first ENEAR Summer School is about to begin. Wednesday, July 1, 39 students and five faculty members from all over Europe  (and North America and Australia) will gather at the Amsterdam Business School for three days of learning, intellectual debate and having fun. The final program is now posted online.

Summer School is full!

We were amazed by the number of people who are interested in attending the first ENEAR summer school! It is obvious that there is a high demand for something like this…

We already reached the pre-set maximum number of 25 participants three hours after the first announcement. Luckily, we were able to extend the maximum number of participants to 40, but we have also reached that number by now. Unfortunately, extending the number of participants even further is impossible, so new registrants will be put on a waiting list.

If you want to be put on the waiting list, just fill out the registration form.

I think we are looking forward to a great event!

ENEAR Summer School

We are excited to announce that the first ENEAR Summer School will take place in Amsterdam in the first week of July 2015!

Faculty members will include Alexandra van den Abbeele (KU Leuven), Eddy Cardinaels (Tilburg University and KU Leuven), Anna Gold (VU University), Victor Maas (University of Amsterdam) and Kathryn Kadous (Emory University). To read more about the summer school and to register as a participant, please click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Victor Maas: vmaas@uva.nl.

ENEAR founded!

ENEAR is the European Network for Experimental Accounting Research. We established ENEAR in December 2014 and we hope it will develop into a platform for accounting researchers in Europe (and beyond) who are interested in using experimental research methods. We specifically hope it will facilitate interaction of experimental researchers in different subfields (Auditing, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Tax etc.).

Currently ENEAR consists of this website and a LinkedIn group.

The first main activity will be ENEAR summer school that will run from July 1 till July 3 in Amsterdam. For more information about the summer school, click here.