MISB Bocconi hosts JAAF 2015 Conference

Mumbai, January 12: The "Special Issue" conference of the Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance (JAAF), on ‘Research Challenges in Accounting and Finance in a Globalized Economy: Fair value measurements, valuation models, and management practices', concluded today at MISB Bocconi's campus in Knowledge Park, Powai, Mumbai.

The conference was co-organised by JAAF, SDA Bocconi, Milan, and ISB, Hyderabad, and sponsored by PWC Italy.

MISB Bocconi hosts JAAF 2015 Conference


MISB Bocconi, India's premier business school, had the privilege of being India's first-ever host of the prestigious JAAF conference. The conference, held between 8-10 January, brought together nearly 50 of the world's leading academics in accounting and finance to discuss and debate the latest advances and practices in fair value accounting and valuation.

MISB Bocconi hosts JAAF 2015 Conference

The discussions and papers focused on India-relevant global best practices on fair valuation, financial reporting quality and corporate transparency, and the lessons for India from the recent global financial crisis.

Distinguished participants included guest editors Kashi R Balachandran, Stern School of Business, New York University; Antonio Marra, Università Bocconi and SDA Bocconi School of Management; and Sanjay Kallapur, Indian School of Business.

MISB Bocconi hosts JAAF 2015 Conference

Keynote speakers included Bala Dharan, Harvard Law School; Joshua Ronen, Stern School of Business, New York University; Bikki Jaggi, Rutgers University, Giorgio Gotti, President-elect International Accounting Section--AAA, UTEP; and Agnes Cheng, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

MISB Bocconi hosts JAAF 2015 Conference

The conference program included four research sessions with 3 panel discussions and presentation of 11 papers.

The panel discussions covered:

  • Research Horizons in Finance and Accounting in a Globalized Economy
  • Do Emerging Markets Differ from Developed Countries? Results from Studies on China and India
  • Transparency in Corporate India: How do Governance Issues Matter for Restarting economic growth?

Prominent journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta gave the keynote dinner address.

About Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance (JAAF)

The Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance (JAAF), peer-reviewed and published quarterly, is an indispensable resource for accounting and auditing researchers, faculty and students. For more information, please visit: http://jaf.sagepub.com/

About MISB Bocconi

MISB Bocconi, located in Mumbai, is the world's only offshore presence of Università Bocconi, one of Europe's premier universities. MISB Bocconi offers post-graduate management and post-experience executive education, designed and taught by the faculty of SDA Bocconi, Milan, Italy.

For further information, visit:

MISB Bocconi: www.misbbocconi.com

SDA Bocconi: www.sdabocconi.it/en/

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