IRSPM Conference 2020 – panel converted to a Digital Panel

The Accounting and Accountability panel at the IRSPM Annual Conference 2020 has been cancelled, but the panel took place as a Digital Panel on 22 April 2020

In light of the global developments around COVID-19, this year’s IRSPM Annual Conference has been cancelled. In the last weeks, we have witnessed many in-person events being cancelled. While we regret that we have not been able to mingle and discuss face-to-face, many dedicated colleagues have helped to organize the Accounting and Accountability panel themed “Accounting and accountability for the digital transformation of public services” entirely as a Digital Panel that took place on 22 April 2020 from 14:30 to 17:30 (CET) / 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (London time). While distance teaching and virtual meetings have sparked a very personal digital transformation in many of us, we could not have hoped for a better experience during the Digital Panel and Informal Meet-Up.

The Panel (consisting of short paper presentations and discussions over two sessions) and the Informal Meet-Up (an open space to talk about puzzling questions of accounting and accountability in or throughout the digital transformation of public services – but even more so, to talk about how to survive and thrive through the digital revolution of our core activities) have served as a sounding board for colleagues from three continents. Up to 74 participants have listened in to the paper presentations and have participated in exchanging views on current and the future research in the field of public service accounting and accountability. Many thanks to the authors, presenters, the designated discussants, and to all of those who chimed in – you all have made the new experience a success! See some impressions of the Digital Panel below.



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See the program of the Accounting and Accountability Digital Panel 2020 here.

There is a panel-related Special Issue in Financial Accountability and Management – see more here.