CIGAR is a network on comparative international governmental accounting research. CIGAR's mission is to promote worldwide discussion and research on comparative governmental accounting. The main means to realize this mission are the organisation of biennial conferences, biennial workshops dedicated to more specific research themes, and a regularly appearing Newsletter. The CIGAR Network stimulates the production of individual and joint papers, preferably in an international comparative perspective, and the publication of books and journal special issues comprising selections of papers presented at our conferences and workshops.
Call for venues for CIGAR 2017 Conference and for following years’ events
Our next event will be the workshop in Wellington, New Zealand, July 7-9, 2016, about “IPSAS: uses, users and uptake”.
The Board is engaged in setting the next venues (biennial Conference and PhD seminar in the odd years, workshop and PhD seminar in the even years), so expressions of interests of potential venues are here encouraged.
Foreseen dates and venue; Available venue facilities; Information on how to reach the conference site (airport, airlines and current offered destinations, railway); What benefits could CIGAR get from convening in that country/place/institution; Attendance target; Preliminary programme (with special regard to the content of plenary sessions); List of scholarly journals which the host may approach for a special issue or a theme. Since 2017 will mark our network’s 30th anniversary, the proposal for the next Conference could already suggest appropriate ways to celebrate this milestone.
Proposals are needed by October 31, 2015; an informal reaction, anticipating the intention to submit, is welcome – also to allow the Chair to send further details on the expected requirements, or to start a discussion.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue Public Money & Management
Public Money and Management (PMM) is planning a theme on the use of accounting information by politicians - a theme stricly connected to the next CIGAR Conference ( Malta, 4-5 June 2015).
CALL FOR PAPERS: Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal “Doings of practitioners: public sector accountants in the 21st Century”.
AAAJ is looking to publish upto four articles arising from CIGAR2015 in a forthcoming section themed around public sector accounting, auditing or accountability issues. High quality papers on any aspect of these matters are sought and will be subject to AAAJ’s usual double blind peer review process. The section will acknowledge the role of CIGAR in the publication of the chosen articles and will have some coherency achieved by way of public sector context or topic.
In the July 2015 Newsletter, Josette Caruana reports on the Conference, held in Malta last month, and on its most important sessions. Susana Jorge and Dorothea Greiling give account of the papers presented in the PhD seminar and of the relevance of this seminar for CIGAR.
Then, a brief report is given of the network’s General Assembly, which renewed significantly the Board, for a 2 years term, which will last till the 2017 Conference (the Board composition is also reported).
Newsletter contains details of a call launched by AAAJ which will publish up to four articles arising from the Conference in a forthcoming section themed around public sector accounting, auditing or accountability issues.
A call for venues for the 2017 Conference (and for following years’ events) is published at page 3. Applications are due by October 31, 2015 .
Newsletter announces the annual workshops of the IRSPM Accounting and Accountability SIG in Nottingham, the 11th Interdisciplinary Workshop on Intangibles, Intellectual Capital and Extra-Financial Information in Athens, and the EGPA PSG XII Spring workshop “Innovations in public sector accounting standards: are EPSAS the best way to European harmonization?” in Modena.
Public Sector Accounting Abstracts Repository (PSAAR)
The XII Permanent Study Group of EGPA- Public Sector Financial Management has developed a repository in order to boost networking and awareness in the area of public sector accounting research.
The public sector accounting abstracts repository (PSAAR) publishes only Public Sector Accounting related work. It is therefore focused on the enhancement of the possibilities of exchange and sharing in our scientific community. Research works are presented solely in abstract form, with several search facilities (e.g. key words, paper category, author etc.), in an aesthetically attractive and user friendly website that facilitates easy tracking and screening of relevant research work in an organized way. PSAAR offers the option to easily locate published papers or ask for the full text from the authors. Authors can recommend the way the citation to their paper would be made and citations text could be easily copy-and-pasted. Finally, PSAAR also hosts abstracts of papers not written in English provided that the essential information such as the abstract, the title and the keywords of the paper are presented in both the original language and English.
We invite you to register and use PSAAR at: