This is the second time the Forum, which brings together experienced and early career academics to reflect on issues and research in Accounting and Finance, has been held at the UWA Business School.
Dean of the UWA Business School, Winthrop Professor Phil Dolan, said that the event was an important opportunity for researchers to discuss new and emerging practices.
‘As areas of business, Accounting and Finance are evolving rapidly. Dynamic changes in political, economic and technological environments mean that new ideas and practices - and related areas of research - are constantly emerging,' he said.
‘This Forum addresses a number of timely issues, including the governance of Asian family businesses, the role of accounting information in the debt market, and the connection between auditor industry specialisation and the underpricing of initial public offerings.'
Keynote speakers included Gary Biddle, PCCW Professor and Chair of Accounting at the University of Hong Kong; Kalok Chan, Professor of Finance at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; and Joseph Fan, Professor at the Department of Finance & School of Accountancy and Co-director of the Institute of Economics and Finance at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
The two-day forum also included presentations from emerging scholars and a panel discussion featuring James McClements, Managing Director of Resource Capital Funds, along with Gary Biddle and Joseph Fan, and facilitated by the UWA Business School's Winthrop Professor Ray da Silva Rosa.
The Forum was held from 6 to 8 June and convened by the UWA Business School's Professor Millie Chang, Winthrop Professor Ray da Silva Rosa, and Associate Professor Marvin Wee.
The Forum's sponsors were the Financial Integrity Research Network (FIRN), Resource Capital Funds, and Sirca.