Best Paper Awards 2017

Best Research Paper

Prof. Ser-Huang Poon
University of Manchester, UK

Best Student Paper

Gloria Clarissa Dzeha
University of Ghana

Best Paper Awards 2016

Best Research Paper

Dr. Clair Nixon
Texas A&M University, USA

Best Student Paper

Mr. Abhay Nagale
VES Institute of Management, India


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Conference Theme

As financial markets integrate and business operations diversify, the need for adoption of common global accounting practices intensifies. Heightening this need further are inadequacies in reporting systems that sometimes undermine the credibility of published financial data. Incidences of inadequate reporting in turn have brought a call for research on how to align the content and presentation of corporate financial statements better with the interests of those statements’ users.

The Accounting and Finance Conference is a research forum for academics, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers in the areas of accounting and finance. Through its broadly defined scope, we welcome research in areas such as accounting history, finance, financial reporting and communication methodologies, interdisciplinary perspectives on accounting, management control, and public sector financial management. The AF conference provides an outlet for high-quality, refereed, empirical research on all aspects of accounting and finance. Purely theoretical research with the potential for empirical applications and in-depth literature reviews also are welcome.

Major topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Auditing, Accounting Education, Accounting History, Accounting and International Capital Market, Financial Analysis and Reporting, Global Accounting and IFRS, Corporate Governance, Accounting and Information systems, Data Analytics and Extensive Business Reporting Langiage (XBRL), Management Accounting and Control, Public Sector and Nonprofit Accounting, Taxation, Sustainability Accounting and Reporting, Environmental Accounting and other related topics.

Opening Address

Prof. the Hon. Dr. Stephen Martin
Prof. the Hon. Dr. Stephen Martin
Chairman, Board of Governors, Global Science & Technology Forum (GSTF)
Chairman, Bank of China (Australia)
Former Speaker Parliament of Australia
Former Deputy Vice Chancellor (Strategy and Planning)
Curtin University of Technology
Former Pro Vice Chancellor International, Victoria University

Keynote Address

Assoc Prof. Chris Durden Prof. Dr. Rozainun Haji Abd. Aziz
Assoc Prof Zhang Huai
Associate Professor, Division of Accounting
Nanyang Technological University
Employee Turnover Likelihood and Earnings Management: Evidence from the Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine
Prof. Dr. Rozainun Haji Abd. Aziz
Professor of Management Accounting
University Teknologi MARA Selangor
Kampus Puncak Alam, Malaysia
Future –Proofing the Role of Education
Assoc Prof. Chris Durden Prof. rozainun
Assoc Prof. Chris Durden
Cairns campus
James Cook University
Has an Increased Emphasis on Metrics Driven Managers to become too Fixated on KPIs?
Assoc. Prof. Pearl Tan
Associate Professor in Accounting (Education)
Singapore Management University


Procedia • The 2012 Conference Proceedings were published by Elsevier through
    Procedia Economics & Finance.

bull AF 2018 Conference Proceedings: Print ISSN: 2251-1997, E-Periodical ISSN: 2251-2004 will be published and submitted to several indexing partners.
bull GSTF Journal on Business Review:  All authors who present their papers at the conference will be invited to submit an extended version of their research paper for the GSTF Journal on Business Review (GBR) - Print ISSN: 2010-4804, E-periodical: 2251-2888. All submitted papers will go through a blind review process for acceptance and will be published without additional cost (digital).
bull Best Paper Awards and Best Student Paper Awards will be conferred at the conference (in order to qualify for the award, the paper must be presented at the conference).
bull AF 2018 will also constitute a Special Panel Session.
bull Panel Proposals are invited for submission. A minimum of three papers centering on a specific topic will be accepted for submission under Panel Category.

Video Interviews


Prof. the Hon. Dr. Stephen Martin
Member, Board of Governors, Global Science & Technology Forum (GSTF)

Dr. Robert C. Rickards
Professor of Accounting
Finance and Foreign Trade
Munich Business School, Germany

Prof. Roy Chandler
Professor in Accounting
Cardiff Business School, UK

GSTF Partner Universities

GSTF is a proud partner  of 41 Universities around the globe. 
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Singapore Attractions

Global Science and Technology Forum - GSTF reserves the right at its sole discretion to postpone or change the venue,
date and/or time of the conference without prior notice before early bird registration deadline.