17 June - 17 June 2024

BAFA Scotland 2024 Annual Conference

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About BAFA Scotland 2024 Annual Conference

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We are extremely grateful for the generous support and help we receive from our partners. Thanks to all involved in bringing us together for BAFA Scotland 2024 Annual Conference

British Accounting & Finance Association Scotland 2024 Annual Conference

Dundee is delighted to be hosting the BAFA Scotland 2024 Annual Conference at the Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee, Dundee.

To help you plan your trip and make your visit to Dundee as easy as possible, please use as much or as little of the information links as you need to make the most of your stay. The information below has been especially tailored to your conference with the aim of making your visit to Dundee as easy as possible.

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Call for Papers

We are now inviting submissions of original papers from all areas of accounting and finance and employing all manner of research methodologies and methods. Submissions may include fully developed papers or early ‘discovery’ (developmental/emerging) papers and ideas. As such, there will be two presentation formats at our conference:

  1. Full Presentations – a 35-minute slot, with a presentation of 20 minutes, 5 minutes for
    discussant comments and 10 minutes for audience Q&A.
  2. Discovery Presentations – a 20-minute session, with a 10-minute presentation and 10 minutes for audience Q&A.

Submissions are invited from academics; however, PGRs are warmly welcomed to attend.  The submission deadline is Friday 26th April by 5pm.

Please submit your work by e-mail with the subject line ‘2024 Conference’ to: scottish-ag@bafa.ac.uk

Please include in your email or the subject line whether you wish to do a full presentation or a discovery presentation (e.g., in the subject line, include the following: “2024 Conference – Full Presentation”).

Selection will then be undertaken by the BAFA Scotland executive committee, with authors notified of the decision soon thereafter.

For full presentations, you must submit a complete working or draft paper. For discovery presentations, we would expect around 1,000 words to be submitted, with the aim of providing a good indication of the emerging themes/research area.

To ensure that all accepted full papers receive individual feedback, we will be assigning a discussant to each full paper submitted. We believe that this feedback is an essential component of the conference experience, and we are committed to providing all authors with valuable insights that will help them advance their research.

Registration Details

Registration for the conference opens on 25th March 2024 and closes on 31st May 2024.

To register, log in to your account on the BAFA Membership Portal and click the 'Events' page. Select the appropriate ticket for our event and follow the instructions.

If you are not already a member of BAFA, please sign up for membership and indicate the Scottish Area Group on your membership.

Tickets cost £70 for academics and £35 for PGRs, with refreshments and lunch provided.

Conference Announcements

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  • Professor Ian Thomson

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Conference Venue

Dalhousie Building, City Campus

The conference is being held at the award winning Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee.

Named after the Earl of Dalhousie, second Chancellor of the University, this was designed by Campbell & Arnott and opened by the Queen in 2007.

View Dalhousie Building's Accessibility Guide (external link)

Guidance on Travelling Safely and your Travel Made Easy Guide

Follow government guidance on travelling safely in the UK and Scotland.

Read our Travel Made Easy Guide (link opens in new window) on how to get to Dundee from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Glasgow Airport, including coach travel to Dundee.

Organising Committee

Organised by colleagues of School of Business, University of Dundee with support from Dundee City Region Convention Bureau.

  • Dr Ahmed Hassan Ahmed, Lecturer in Accounting & Research Integrity Lead, School of Business, University of Dundee 
  • Dr Yang Wang, Lecturer, University of Dundee School of Business, School of Business
  • Linn McFarlane, Administrative Lead (Research), Business Office, School of Business, University of Dundee

with support from Karen Tocher and Debbie Ree, Dundee City Region Convention Bureau

Conference Sustainability Aims and Health & Wellbeing Guide

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Dundee is famous for Jute, Jam, Journalism and so much more

Jute: Dundee, employing more than half the population in the mills, earned the nickname 'Juteopolis'. Visit Verdant Works a world class visitor attraction (external link).

Jam:  In 1938, the Mackays brothers converted the Mackay factory (originally a carrot processing facility) in Carnoustie, Angus into a jam-making facility sourcing berries locally.  Dundee Marmalade, the original marmalade, was created in Dundee in 1797.  Read more and details to visit Mackays factory shop.

Journalism: DC Thomson is a family business that was established in Dundee by publisher D.C.Thomson in the early 20th century.  Home to the world's oldest magazine, The Scot Magazine.  The Beano (launched in 1938) is the world's longest running weekly comic. Read about DC Thomson and their history (external link).

Our heritage and the people who shaped it form the basis of our city's culture and the stories we pass on to future generations.  Dundee and the surrounding region are home to numerous remarkable individuals who have made groundbreaking contributions to our community and the world at large.

The following are just a few of the stories:

Royal Research Ship Discovery | Dundee Shipbuilders 1901
The Royal Research Ship Discovery was built in the city of Dundee by skilled craftsmen and shipbuilders, awarded the contract due to their internationally renowned skills in constructing wooden ships for the city’s whaling industry.  This ship was used by Captain Robert Falcon Scott when he sailed on his first voyage to Antarctica in 1901.  One of the inspirations for the voyage was the pioneering Dundee Whalers’ Antarctic expedition of 1892.  Scott’s expedition can be seen aboard the RRS Discovery berthed in Dundee, at Discovery Point.  Visit Discovery Point award-winning visitor attraction (external link)

Pioneered the use of X-rays in Dundee  |  Dr George Alexander Pirie 1863 – 1929  
George Alexander Pirie was an early pioneer in the use of X-rays in clinical medicine between 1896 and 1925 at the Dundee Royal Infirmary.  He paid a high price for his research, which ultimately led to the amputation of both hands due to his exposure to radiation.  In 1926, Dr Pirie was awarded a Carnegie Trust medal and pension, and the citizens of Dundee presented him with a sum of money raised by them in recognition of his achievements.

Discovered the basis for aspirin  |  Dr Thomas J Maclagan 1838 – 1903  
Dr Thomas J Maclagan was a doctor and pharmacologist based at Dundee’s Royal Infirmary from 1864 to 1866.  During this time, he carried out research into the effect of Salicin, an extract from willow bark, and a known anti-rheumatic treatment.  This work was then taken up by German researchers who used salicin to develop acetyl-salicylic acid – more commonly known today as aspirin.

Missionary  |  Mary Slessor 1848 – 1915  
Mary Slessor, a skilled jute worker, became a missionary for the church in Calabar, West Africa at the age of 28.  She was unique due to her desire to live as they lived, which gained her the respect of many local people.  Superstition was prevalent within local tribes, and it was common for twins to be killed when born.  This led to Mary saving many children and raising them herself. 
Mary Slessor became the first woman to be depicted on a Scottish banknote. 
Pioneer of Electricity  |  James Bowman Lindsay 1799 – 1862  
James Bowman Lindsay, born near Arbroath, is known as a visionary and pioneer of electricity.  In 1854, Lindsay patented his system of wireless telegraphy through water.  He perfected the world’s first constant electric light, although Edison was credited for the invention of the electric lightbulb 40 years later.  Lindsay predicted that cities would be lit by electricity; however, his main objective was to produce a safe method for the jute mills of Dundee to be illuminated. 
Inventor of the adhesive postage stamp  |  James Chalmers 1782 – 1853  
James Chalmers was eventually recognised much later for developing an adhesive penny postage stamp in 1834.  He was born in Arbroath in 1782 and became a weaver, moving to Dundee in 1809.  Chalmers served as Town Councillor, promoting burgh reform on taxes and excise duty, and it was through his printing and publishing experience, he developed an adhesive postage stamp.  His fifth son, Patrick, fought for twelve years to have him recognised as the inventor, and his gravestone now bears this acknowledgement. 
Pioneering scientist who applied mathematics and physics to nature  |  Sir D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson 1860 – 1948  
D’Arcy Thompson became the first Professor of Biology at University College Dundee in 1885, a post he held for 32 years.  During this time, he collected zoological specimens from around the world and used them in researching his ground-breaking book ‘On Growth and Form’.  It proposed that the natural world was ruled by the laws of mathematics and was seen by many as an alternative to Darwinian evolution.  Thompson’s work is central to current research into biomathematics and developmental biology, and has also influenced the worlds of art and architecture.  Much of his collection can still be seen today in the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum (external link) at the University of Dundee. 

Getting around Dundee

Get active out and about in Dundee city.  A compact city bursting with places of interest, history, and things to see, it is so easy to get around.

Dundee’s active travel routes in and around the city have been developed over the last few years with a key objective to encourage active travel through walking, cycling and public transport, and deploy sustainable alternatives to decarbonise transport.  Read more on Dundee.com Active Travel website.

MixMap is a friendly, easy to use, locally produced Dundee map for tourists showcasing the colourful range of independent businesses, attractions and places of interest in Dundee and Broughty Ferry.

We want to help you make the most of your time in our city. Discover great little shops, welcoming restaurants, immersive attractions with MixMap The Dundee Tourist Map (opens a pdf document).

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We are extremely grateful for the generous support and help we receive from our partners. Thanks to all involved in bringing us together for BAFA Scotland 2024 Annual Conference