CKGSB Hosts Annual Review of Accounting Studies Conference
November 8, 2013

Prestigious Journal Selects CKGSB as Venue for First Conference in Asia

Beijing, November 8, 2013—This weekend, the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) will host the Review of Accounting Studies (RAST) Conference, welcoming 85 scholars from leading institutions around the globe to discuss the latest research findings in accounting. CKGSB, a research-led business school with world-class faculty, is proud to hold the annual conference for this leading academic journal. As one of the top international journals in business and finance, RAST provides an outlet for significant academic research in accounting including theoretical, empirical and experimental work. This is the first RAST Conference to be held in Asia, signifying the rapid spread of academic knowledge into and from the region.

“It is impressive how much Asia’s influence in international academics has grown in the past decade,” said Liu Jing, professor of accounting and finance at CKGSB and a member of the RAST editorial board. “An increasing number of Western-educated Asian scholars are migrating back to Asia. Their presence, combined with local talent, is positioning Asia as a source of rigorously conducted research. The fact that a journal of this caliber is now holding its first conference in Asia is a testament to the continent’s increasing presence in the academic arena.”

The RAST annual conference, held every November, brings together the world’s leading accounting academics to discuss the papers nominated for publication and to peer examine their research methodologies as well as their impact on the study of accounting. This year, six researchers, including professors from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California, Berkeley, will present their papers on a range of topics including corporate governance and market efficiency. CKGSB professors Zhang Weining, Li Haitao, Gan Jie, and Feng Mei will join two others and serve as discussants, leading the review process for assessing the merits of the papers. 

CKGSB’s world-class accounting research and unique China insights have provided a strong platform to serve as the host for this year’s RAST Conference. Moreover, a number of CKGSB professors have established a significant presence with RAST. In addition to Professor Liu Jing, James Ohlson, adjunct professor of accounting, has also previously been published in the journal and serves as an editor. Prolific researchers in a range of fields, CKGSB professors also lead the school’s specialized Research Centers that produce key insights in various subjects including finance and globalization.

RAST receives a large number of academic research submissions from around the world each year. The highly competitive process that RAST employs in selecting works for publication ensures the quality of the participating scholars and the soundness of the research methodologies utilized. Being published in this journal is a significant accomplishment for accounting researchers, and this achievement is only reserved for those who contribute to the advancement of the field.

About the Review of Accounting Studies

The Review of Accounting Studies (RAST) is owned and published four times a year by Springer. Every November, RAST holds a Review of Accounting Studies Conference. RAST provides an outlet for significant academic research in accounting including theoretical, empirical, and experimental work. The journal is committed to the principle that distinctive scholarship is rigorous. While the editors encourage all forms of research, it must contribute to the discipline of accounting. Theoretical models need not speak directly to current practice, but accounting information must surface in a major way. Similarly, empirical analysis and experimental tests should relate principally to accounting issues.

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