Call For Papers – Inaugural Sirca Young Researcher Workshop

In May 2012 Sirca announced a series of initiatives that provide additional member benefits. These initiatives are all directed at enhancing research training and research support for our members. They are being overseen by a newly created Membership Research Committee (MRC) and the appointment of Professor Terry Walter as Sirca’s Chief Research Officer. One such initiative is a Young Researcher Workshop, held in Sydney on the 30th of November 2012. Young researchers working or studying in member universities will be invited to travel to Sydney (with travel and accommodation costs being met by Sirca) to present their current finance or accounting research, and to receive expert commentary on the research from a member of the MRC. This workshop will be held twice per year and five papers will be presented at each workshop. We invite young researchers to submit a current research paper here for possible inclusion in the inaugural workshop. Submitted papers should be sufficiently advanced to benefit from feedback and suggestions from a seminar presentation. The deadline for submission is 14 September 2012. Notification of the five papers to be included will be made by 31 October 2012, at which time we will also advise the nominated MRC referee who will discuss the paper at the workshop. To qualify for inclusion at least one of the authors of the submitted paper must be a young researcher. We define a young researcher to be a person currently engaged in PhD research or one whose PhD thesis was completed less than five years ago.