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.
Workshop: 8-9 September 2014, Kristianstad University, Sweden
"Whole of Government Accounting and Auditing: International Trends"
Kristianstad University, will host the CIGAR Woorkshop on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th September, 2014. Academics, practitioners and policy makers are invited to submit papers for presentation at the conference.
The January 2014 Newsletter opens a debate inside our community. To this aim, there is a contribution from Jan van Helden, who challenges the CIGAR community to develop a practice-oriented research agenda on accounting information use by politicians. Reactions to this article will be collected by Susana Jorge and Marine Portal, and we'll give account of them in next issues. We have aslo an article about the Brazilian Public Sector Accounting situation, written by our colleagues AndrÃ© Carlos Busanelli de Aquino, Vinicius Aversari Martins and Ricardo Lopes Cardoso. Further, calls for papers and announcements of conferences and workshops are part of the newsletter.
FAM Special Issue from 14th CIGAR
We are pleased to announce that there will be a special edition of Financial Accountability and Management (FAM) devoted to a selection of papers from the CIGAR 2013 Conference.
This special edition of FAM will be edited jointly by Irvine Lapsley (Editor of FAM), Rowan Jones (Chair of the Conference Scientific Committee) and Ron Hodges (Chair of the Conference Organising Committee)