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Inaugural workshop on Accounting as a Social and Organizational Practice

15th Feb 2018 9:00am - 16th Feb 2018 5:00pm

This workshop aims to be a signature forum that deepens and widens our knowledge of how accounting operates in organizations and societies. Accounting is a calculative practice that penetrates the contemporary world in a myriad of diverse ways – from public rankings calling schools and hospitals to account, to new forms of integrated reporting, fair value accounting, cost and risk management. Today, not only is the financialization of daily life widespread but data sciences offer the prospect of continuous auditing and performance monitoring.

The workshop will feature 10 - 12 paper presentations and one plenary session. There will be no discussants. To maximise participation from all, papers will be circulated prior. We are pleased to announce that the inaugural plenary will be given by Professor Christopher Chapman from the University of Bristol.

The workshop is limited to 50 participants. This format seeks to ensure that presenters will receive informed and constructive feedback as the workshop is a collaborative space for new ideas to emerge and grow. There is no fee for the workshop, but all attendees are to arrange their own travel and accommodation.

The deadline for registration is December 1, 2017.

Prospective participants are encouraged to register early given the limited number of places available. Places will be available on a first come first serve basis.


Date: 15 - 16 February, 2018
Time: Thursday - 9.00am - 5.00pm & Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue: ABS Case Study Lecture Theatre 1050
Level 1, Abercrombie Building (H70)
The University of Sydney Business School

Accommodation and transport information


Conference program


Please contact should you wish to download the papers. 

About the speaker

Christopher ChapmanProfessor Christopher Chapman

Chris Chapman is a Professor of Management Accounting at the University of Bristol.

Chris is an editor of Accounting, Organizations and Society, and is the President of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management.

He gained his degrees from the London School of Economics, and prior to joining the University of Bristol, Chris was Professor at the University of Oxford, Imperial College London and Copenhagen Business School.

Having previously researched the ways in which people work to make accounting relevant to operational decision making in a variety of contexts, including restaurants and professional service firms, Chris's current research focuses on the design of cost systems for healthcare providers.

Venue Map

View map showing the location of the Business School Abercrombie Building (H70)


If you are travelling by public transport in Sydney, you will require an Opal card

If you are travelling by train, the nearest station is Redfern station which is approx. 12-14 min walk from the Business School

If you are travelling by bus, you will need to alight on City Road, Darlington. Here is a link to the Sydney Buses network.


Parking in the vicinity of the Business School is fairly limited.

There are paid parking spots in Shepherd Street carpark (8 mins walk to Business School), and in two smaller carparks on campus near the Merewether Building.

There is some all-day street parking on Wilson Street near Carriageworks (5 mins walk to Business School), but spaces are limited.

Street parking in the area is mostly restricted to 1 or 2 hours.


Questions about the academic program and paper submission should be directed to Wai Fong Chua.

General enquiries should be directed to Kate Doyle.