IFRA Overview 2019

2020 Events:

Regnskapstreff i Sør

June 4-5, 2020; Universitetet i Agder, Auditorium B1 001, Kristiansand


The event will focus on accounting regulation in Norway. The sign up is open and the deadline is May 4, 2020. We look forward to seeing you there.


  • Nordic Corporate Governance Alliance meeting to establish a dataset of Nordic corporate governance data. Represented Norway in a workshop with other Nordic universities organized at Copenhagen Business School on February 6th, 2019.
  • IFRA researchers mentor at the ACCA & IAAER Emerging Scholars Workshop at held at the partner institution, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania, June 3-4, 2019. Presentation: Winding adventure: From R&R to publication.
  • Presented on a panel at Accounting and Management Information Systems Conference, Bucharest, Romania, June 5-6, 2019. Topic: The changing practice of audit.
  • Presented at a workshop organized by IFRA partner, Alliance Manchester Business School, UK, December 6, 2019. Topic: The social relevance of accounting research.


Ømer, A., Irgens, M., Haaland, G. 2019. Omtale av sentrale forhold øker brukernytten (Impact of key audit matters on users). Revisjon og Regnskap, 1, 22-26.

Alon A., Mennicken A., and Samsonova-Taddei A. 2019. Dynamics and limits of regulatory privatization: Re-organizing audit oversight in Russia. Organization Studies, 40(8), 1217-1239. ABS Level 4.

Papers that were presented/submitted

Agana J., Alon A., Zamore S. 2019. Audit fees: A bibliometric analysis of the literature. Presented at the following conferences and will be submitted to a journal in February 2020.

  • 42nd Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association, Paphos, Cyprus, 29-31 May, 2019.
  • Workshop on European Financial Reporting (EUFIN), Vienna, Austria, August 29-30. 
  • Revised to focus on regulation and submitted to 43rd Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association, Bucharest, Romania, May 27-29, 2020.

Albu, C. N., Albu, N., Alon, A. 2019. Audit field and pathways of change: Experimenting with audit at the periphery of capitalism. Presented at the conferences listed below. The paper was submitted to an international journal, received a revise and resubmit, and significant work was performed to re-submit it in December 2019.

  • 42nd Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association, Paphos, Cyprus, 29-31 May, 2019.
  • 14th Accounting and Management Information Systems international conference (AMIS IAAER 2019), Bucharest, Romania, 5-6 June, 2019.
  •  9th International Conference on Financial Reporting and Auditing, Cracow, Poland, 12-13 December, 2019.

The following papers were submitted to 43rd Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association by our Ph.D. students. Fingers crossed we get to present them!

  • Agana, J. Key audit matters: Implications for the use of specialists and audit fees.
  • Mwintome, G. and co-authors. Auditor choice and its implications for microfinance institutions.

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