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Vanderbilt Business to Host the Inaugural Music City Accounting Research Conference

Jan 10, 2022
Upcoming conference welcomes submissions of unpublished accounting research

By Lacie Blankenship

The Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management is excited to announce the inaugural Music City Accounting Research Conference, to be held in Nashville, TN, from June 9-11.

Rita Gunn, Assistant Professor of Accounting

“The idea is to host a high-quality accounting research conference welcoming a variety of different accounting topics and research styles with presenters, discussants, and a selective audience that will participate and give feedback on papers,” says Rita Gunn, Assistant Professor of Accounting and Conference organizer.

The Conference invites researchers to submit unpublished accounting research to be considered for feature. Submissions are due by Saturday, February 19.

“We’re looking for manuscripts that are at the stage before being reviewed for a journal,” says Gunn. “We expect to see high-quality, polished manuscripts where authors are looking for feedback prior to journal submission.”

The Music City Accounting Research Conference is supported by a Hosting Advisory Committee and an External Advisory Committee. 

The Hosting Advisory Committee consists of Paul Chaney, E. Bronson Ingram Professor in Accounting, Gunn, Hunter Land, Erik Olson, Assistant Professors of Accounting, Richard Willis, Senior Associate Dean for the Faculty and Anne Marie and Thomas B. Walker, Jr., Professor of Accounting, and Daniel Cohen, Professor and Arthur Andersen & Co. Chair in Accounting at Mays Business School, Texas A&M University. 

The External Advisory Committee consists of Brad Badertscher (Notre Dame), Jennifer Blouin (UPenn), Mark Bradshaw (Boston College), Anna Costello (U Chicago), Yonca Ertimur (Colorado), Henry Friedman (UCLA), and Alan Jagolinzer (Cambridge).

The Conference will kick off with a Welcome Reception on June 9 and conclude with a Send-off Breakfast on the 11th. The accounting reearch conference centers around the presentation and discussion of 4 featured papers on Friday, June 10. 

Due to limited seats, Conference registration will be by invitation only; invites are planned to be sent in April. 

“I’m excited to showcase our accounting group, Nashville, and Vanderbilt in general,” says Gunn. “I miss my colleagues so much and look forward to (safely) interacting with them in a non-virtual format.”

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