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Last time I participated in EAA was in 2010 in Istanbul when I was a new PhD graduate. This time at Milan EAA, I had some experience behind me. I want to share my reflections from EAA-18 with you.
This year the congress hosted a recorded number of participants, 1 600 attendants from all over the world. I really enjoyed the scientific programme, which was genuinely inclusive and diverse. Sessions included different perspectives, e.g., critical, semantic, ethical problems in accounting. The congress attracted academics from all over the world: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Middle-East just to name few. This gave an opportunity for cultural mix and contributed to inclusiveness and polyphony of voices and opinions.
At the same time, I think that the symposium format needs an uplift. Here I list the reasons why:
Proposals for the change:
Give floor to young, passionate and influential researchers in accounting
Have researchers from mainstream and critical branches of accounting in the same panels
Have luminaries from other disciplines to broaden the horizons of accounting to a larger debate
I hope you have enjoied the congress in Milan and looking forward to seing you againg at future EAA Congresses!