Ninth European Auditing Research Network Symposium 2017
The Ninth European Auditing Research Network Symposium was held on September 29th and 30th 2017 in Leuven (Belgium). The scope of topics was intended to be broad and included research papers that deal with all fields of auditing research. The Symposium included parallel sessions of presentation and discussion of research papers, a plenary panel session and a keynote speech. The keynote speech entitled "Is audit market competition imperfect? Evidence and policy implications" was given by Joseph Gerakos (Dartmouth College). The Symposium’s panel session was focusing on “How informative are extended audit reports, really?”.
A special workshop for papers from Ph.D. students was held on Thursday, September 28th, 2017. Feedback on accepted Ph.D. proposals or Ph.D. related papers was provided by experienced international scholars in auditing research.
Last year there was also a themed issue on “Innovative Auditing Research” of the International Journal of Auditing (IJA) dedicated to the symposium. Authors who submited a paper could opt to submit the paper for consideration of publication in this issue. It was possible to submit a paper solely to the Symposium and not for consideration of publication in the Journal.
Deadline for submission of papers to the Symposium and Ph.D. Workshop was April 30th 2017.