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.
CIGAR Workshop and PhD Symposium 2016
Wellington, New Zealand, Thursday July 7th to Saturday July 9th 2016
The 2016 CIGAR Workshop and PhD symposium will be in Wellington, New Zealand. Thursday July 7th to Saturday July 9th 2016. It is jointly organised by Massey University School of Accountancy and Victoria University School of Accounting and Commercial Law.
15th CIGAR Biennial Conference
The University of Malta, Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy, hosted the 15th Biennial CIGAR Conference on June 4-5, 2015, under the theme Making governmental accounting research more relevant: a practice-oriented approach. The Conference was preceded by a PhD Seminar on June 3.
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 October 2015 Newsletter, the Editorial Team reports on Jostein Askim's keynote speech at our Malta Conference. Jostein confronted our research community with challenging insights from political science about the mindset of politicians.
N Fararin Ali, a PhD student in Accounting at Warwick, reports on her ongoing research about the application of public sector accounting reform in developing countries (p. 2). Her research seeks to fill the gap left by unresolved debates and relatively little empirical or theoretical work, and offers an in-depth exploration of contextual interactions between institutions and processes of accounting change in Malaysia.
Susana Jorge explains that Portugal has decided to embark in the IPSAS trip. The new integrated system is to be compulsory to all Public Administrations within the State’s Budget perimeter from 1 January 2017; 20 entities across several sectors of the Public Administration have been selected as pilots to introduce the system in 2016.
We then have Conference announcements and calls for papers:
- The next CIGAR workshop (and a PhD Colloquium) will be held in Wellington, New Zealand, on 7-9 July 2016
- The IRSPM Annual Conference (Hong Kong, 13-15 April 2016)
- The APIRA Conference (Melbourne, Australia, 13-15 July 2016)
- The EURAM Annual Conference (Paris, June 1-4 2016)