The Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Conferences started in 1985. Organized by Professor David Cooper and Professor Trevor Hopper, the conference was funded by the ESRC and hosted jointly by UMIST and the University of Manchester. IPA conferences were then held every three years at Manchester until 2003, when the IPA for the first time was held outside the UK at Carlos III University, Madrid. In 2006 the conference returned to the UK to be hosted at Cardiff University. In 2009 the Ninth IPA Conference was held at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Link: http://www.uibk.ac.at/atr/ipa2009/
The IPA conference has rotated on a three year cycle with the Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting (APIRA) Conference and the Critical Perspectives on Accounting conference (New York, USA). Together, these conferences provide an international forum and showcase for research on the social, political, and institutional aspects of accounting theory and practice.
IPA2000 was preceded by the first IPA Young (now Emerging) Scholars' Colloquium with substantial support from the ICAEW, whose participants also attended the main conference. Since then our partner conferences have followed suit in introducing young and emerging scholars workshops and IPA 2009 hosted the fourth IPA Emerging Scholars' Colloquium. The Emerging Scholars Colloquium (ESC) was a two-day event that preceded the main IPA conference. It was targeted at emerging scholars in any field of accounting who are currently doing a PhD. In line with the orientation of the IPA, the ESC tries to promote the interdisciplinary study of accounting. Accordingly, emerging scholars interested in, and working on, the social, political, and organizational aspects of accounting theory and practice are particularly welcome.
The hosting of future conferences is decided by the Members and Advisory Committee of IPARG. If any European institution would like to host future IPA conferences, please contact of the Director of IPARG (Professor Keith Robson: RobsonK@cf.ac.uk) in the first instance.
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