CALL FOR PAPERS
”Integrating Corporate Reporting”
June 5, 2018
The Law Faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI)
Keynote Speaker — Prof. Baruch Lev (New York University)
Workshop submission deadline: April 10, 2018
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) is pleased to announce an interdisciplinary international workshop on corporate reporting to be held in Jerusalem on June 5, 2018.
The workshop will focus on corporate reporting and aims to bring together researchers in law, finance, economics, accounting and political science, whose research interests include corporate reporting and corporate regulation in general.
Abstract: Corporations are involved in vital aspects of the modern social order. From capital allocation by publicly traded companies, through the supply of essential commodities such as water and electricity by state and municipal corporations, to local government corporations that design local governance and administrative structures. Consequently, the implementation of many social policies—from levying fair taxation to ensuring equal employment opportunities and fair trade—Involve corporate regulatory issues. As regulatory regimes become more and more dependent on the information provided by corporations and their managers, corporate reporting has become important for objectives other than mere capital allocation.
Thus, in recent years, alongside “classic” reporting to investors and tax authorities, reporting practice has expanded and begun to serve a wider array of purposes, both business and social. Following these developments, “corporate reporting” is now a term that refers to a broad range of phenomena that encompass various processes through which information about the corporation is produced for parties who do not have direct access to information.
The workshop intends to bring together researchers in law, finance, economics, accounting and political science to discuss corporate reporting. Special attention will be given to the inherent tension that exists in almost all corporate reporting processes: that is, the dependence of information-consumers, investors or other stakeholders on the corporation and its managers as the main source of information regarding a corporation's financial status and operations.
Submissions Instructions: Scholars from the legal, finance, economics, accounting and political science fields are invited to submit abstracts for papers to be presented and discussed at the workshop. The deadline for submissions is April 10, 2018. Please send an abstract (of no more than 500 words) of the paper intended to be presented to the meeting organizers, Israel Klein (Iklein@huji.ac.il) and Ittai Paldor (firstname.lastname@example.org). Abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committee and selected abstracts will be announced by April 15, 2018.
Funding will be available to partially cover participants’ travel expenses.
Scientific Committee: Hadas Aharoni-Barak, Keren Bar-Hava, Adam Hofri-Winogradow, Israel Klein, Ittai Paldor, Benjamin Segal.