Selected papers will be invited for special issues of the following journals: Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (AAAJ), British Accounting Review (BAR), and Accounting Forum (AF). Information on the submission of full papers to these special issues can be found on the respective journal websites and will be communicated at the conference.
Accounting for modern slavery, employees and work conditions in business (Special issue)
Dr Katherine Christ, University of South Australia Business School
Professor Dr Roger Burritt, Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University
Professor Dr Stefan Schaltegger, Centre for Sustainability Management, Leuphana University
In recent years there has been much interest in developments that encourage business organisations to operate in a more sustainable manner. It would appear that many societal, political and economic actors are working for the days when exploiting social capital and the natural environment in the name of economic gain come to an end.
Modern slavery and the accounting profession(Special Issue)
Modern slavery issues are gaining greater prominence for contemporary organisations, largely because of increasing public pressure, stakeholder expectations and legislation. Such issues in the field of accounting are directly related to the need for research into the development of awareness, management, communication and accountability processes which includes, but is not limited to, assurance and credibility of disclosures. Concentrated research attention is needed if modern slavery is to be eliminated by 2030 as targeted through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. While such need has already been acknowledged in management and sociology research (see Stevenson and Cole, 2018; Patterson & Zhuo, 2018; Cooke, 2003; Crane, 2013. Bales & Soodalter, 2009) academics need to come forward to address some of the burning modern slavery research issues facing the accounting discipline.