Trends in Accounting Research Conference (TARC) 2019, Kiel University of Applied Sciences, Germany

13th- 15th 2019, Kiel

with international PhD colloquium, PhD Workshop & Student Research Award

General Information

TARC 2019 together with an international PhD colloquium, PhD workshop & student research award is organized by the Institute of Accounting and Auditing and the Institute of Controlling, School of Management, Kiel University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with University of Łódź (Łódź, Poland), Kaunas University of Technology (Kaunas, Lithuania), and Linnaeus University (Växjö, Sweden). The conference is a three-day event, whereof the first day is dedicated entirely to young researchers and emerging scholars. The aim of the conference is to bring researchers together from different countries and to discuss the latest trends and issues related to accounting. We are looking forward to warmly welcome all participants from around the world on 13 - 15 November 2019 in Kiel.

Conference Topics

Major topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Auditing, Accounting Education, Accounting History, Accounting and International Capital Markets, Financial Analysis and Reporting, Global Accounting and IFRS, Corporate Governance, Accounting and Information systems, Data Analytics and Extensive Business Reporting Language (XBRL), Management Accounting and Control, Public Sector and Nonprofit Accounting, Taxation, Sustainability Accounting and Reporting, Environmental Accounting, Accounting and Public Finance and other related topics.

PhD Colloquium and Workshop

We strongly encourage PhD-students and their supervisors to submit work in progress for presentation and to receive quality feedback from an appointed international reviewer and to contribute from advice from the audience. The participants of the PhD-colloquium will also have the opportunity to attend a short workshop and also discuss their research problems with international participants.

Student Poster Presentation and EY Student Research Award 

For very young researchers at the beginning of their academic career (undergraduate and graduate students) the Student Research Award will be awarded for the first time this year. Young researchers will have the opportunity to present their current research projects and to discuss them with scientists from all over the world as part of a poster presentation. The projects are not subject to a review process, but should at least have the status of a "proposal". Among the presenters, the Student Research Award will be granted by an international jury and handed over in the evening event.



All submitted papers will be reviewed by an international scientific committee. Authors of all accepted papers have the possibility to publish their papers in the digital conference proceedings. The best papers of the conference will be rewarded with a best paper award and can be considered for publication in Engineering Economics (indexed in Thomson Reuter‘s Web of Science) and Theoretical Journal of Accounting. 

Conference Language


TARC 2019 Conference Chairs

Prof. Dr. Jan-Hendrik Meier (University of Applied Sciences, Kiel, Germany)  Chair of Organizing Committee
Prof. Dr. Tomasz Wnuk-Pel (University of Łódź, Poland) – Co-Chair of Organizing Committee
Prof. Dr. Lina Dagilienė (Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania) – Co-Chair of Organizing Committee
Prof. Dr. Jan Alpenberg (Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden) – Co-Chair of Organizing Committee



Key Note Speakers

Jochen Zimmermann
University of Bremen, Germany
Professor of Accounting & Controlling
Martin Schmidt
ESCP Berlin, Germany
Professor of Financial Reporting and Audit
Dirk Semmann
University Göttingen, Germany
Professor for Zoology and Anthropology

Organizing Committee

Jan-Hendrik Meier
Kiel University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Professor of Accounting
Tomasz Wnuk-Pel
University of Lodz, Poland
Professor of Accounting & Controlling
Lina Dagliene
Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Professor of Accounting & Controlling
Jan Alpenberg
Linnaeaus University, Sweden
Professor of Accounting & Controlling

Student Poster Presentation & EY Student Research Award

Poster Presentation for graduate & undergraduate Students. Award granted by international jury.

PhD Colloquium & PhD-Workshop

Conference Session for PhD-students and emerging scholars. Workshop on recent topics in accounting research methodology.

Research Conference

Peer reviewed conference. All sessions with discussant.