VI USP Doctoral Consortium in Accounting Research*

* open to master’s and doctoral students

We are pleased to announce the VI USP Doctoral Consortium in Accounting Research, which will take place at FEA-USP, Sao Paulo-SP, on July 28-29, 2020. The Consortium aims to help both master’s and doctoral students improve the quality of their dissertations/theses and the impact of their research, both at the national and international levels. It will also contribute to the integration of graduate students with their colleagues from other Brazilian graduate programs in Accounting and related areas, as well as with international and Brazilian researchers. The language of the event is English.

Organizing Committee

Lucas Barros, University of Sao Paulo
Valmor Slomski, University of Sao Paulo
Renê Coppe Pimentel, University of Sao Paulo
Andson Braga de Aguiar, University of Sao Paulo

Format and activities

Four experienced international researchers will give lectures about relevant issues in Accounting research. They will also participate, together with USP faculty, in guided discussions of the research proposals submitted by the students, aiming to contribute to their development. We will cover, roughly, four thematic areas: managerial accounting, financial accounting, capital markets, and accounting education. Proposals with either quantitative or qualitative methodological approaches are welcome.

Cost and financial support

Participation in the Consortium is free of charge. In addition, students from outside of the city of Sao Paulo may apply for financial support, which can be used to cover part of the transportation and accommodation costs during the event. We note that financial support to students is conditional on selection by the organizing committee and on the availability of funds. Applications for financial support should be directed to (Andrés Torres and Luigi Medori), in English or Portuguese, referring to “Doctoral/Master Consortium 2020”.

Research Proposal

Candidates should submit a short research proposal (in English) including the following sections (the number of pages in parentheses is only a suggestion):

1) Introduction (approx. 1 page)
          i) Purpose
          ii) Importance
          iii) Contribution

2) Theory (approx. 3 pages)
          i) Literature review
          ii) Research model
          iii) Hypotheses (if applicable)

3) Method (approx. 2 pages)
          i) Design
          ii) Methodological procedures

4) References (approx. 1 page)

Send your proposal to (Andrés Torres and Luigi Medori), copying the following addresses:;;

Important Dates:

June 05: Due date for sending the Research Proposals (and applying for financial support)
June 19: Announcement of the Research Proposals selected
July 28-29: Doctoral Consortium

Preliminary program

- Tuesday, July 28, 2020
          1. 08:30 – 08:45 – Registration
          2. 08:45 – 09:00 – Welcome address
          3. 09:00 – 10:30 – First Lecture: To Be Defined
          4. 10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee Break
          5. 11:00 – 12:30 – Second Lecture: To Be Defined
          6. 12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch
          7. 14:00 – 15:30 – Guided Discussions
          8. 15:30 – 16:00 – Coffee Break
          9. 16:00 – 18:00 – Guided Discussions

- Wednesday, July 29, 2020
          1. 09:00 – 10:30 – Third Lecture: To Be Defined
          2. 10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee Break
          3. 11:00 – 12:30 – Fourth Lecture: To Be Defined
          4. 12h30 – 14h00 – Lunch

International Guests:

International Guests: To Be Defined.