RMIT University, Melbourne 13 – 15 July 2016

Message from Convenor Professor Garry Carnegie

Garry Carnegie


On behalf of RMIT University, it gives me much pleasure to welcome delegates drawn from around the globe to the 8th Asia-Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting (APIRA) Conference (13-15 July 2016) and the Emerging Scholars’ Colloquium (12 July 2016). More generally, welcome to Melbourne. The APIRA conference is held in association with the Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal (AAAJ) and has been held every three years since 1995 when the inaugural event was held in Sydney.

This is the first time APIRA has been held in Melbourne – the capital city of the State of Victoria. I recognise the valued support of CPA Australia, the major partner of RMIT, in mounting APIRA 2016.

Appreciation is also expressed to Professor Lee Parker, RMIT University and Professor James Guthrie, Macquarie University, Foundation Editors of AAAJ, for their kind cooperation and support of APIRA 2016. Published since 1988, AAAJ is acknowledged internationally as a premier journal in the sociological, critical and interpretative research tradition.

It is known that the APIRA conference provides an international forum and showcase for research on the social, political, and institutional aspects of accounting theory and practice. It fosters and supports interdisciplinary research in accounting. Such research recognises accounting as social practice rather than as mere technical practice. The contributions that will be made by all of us in Melbourne during APIRA 2016 will undoubtedly contribute to cultivating and promoting interdisciplinary research in accounting. We are an integral part of this growing global community of scholars.

Melbourne is a dynamic city built on and around the Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay, offering a multitude of picturesque settings. Known internationally as a multicultural city, Melbourne enjoys four discernible seasons, occasionally all on the same day! RMIT is proud of its long association with Melbourne, having started its life in this city as the Working Men’s College on 7 June 1887.

Enjoy the technical and social dimensions of APIRA 2016 and the experience which Melbourne, Victoria and Australia provides.

Professor Garry Carnegie
Convenor, APIRA 2016
School of Accounting, RMIT University


CPA Australia is the major partner of RMIT University in mounting APIRA 2016