Call For Papers

10th European Academic Conference on Internal Audit and Corporate Governance

18th – 20th April 2012

Cass Business School, London (UK),
Erasmus University, The Netherlands,
The University of Pisa (Italy)
The Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium)
The University of the Aegean (Greece) and
The University of Verona (Italy)

are pleased to announce the arrangements for the Tenth European Academic Conference on “Internal Audit and Corporate Governance”

Hosted by The University of Verona, Verona (Italy)

Over the years the Conference has been supported by the National Institutes in the UK, the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium and the European Confederation of the Institutes of Internal Auditors (ECIIA). This year ECIIA and AIIA (IIA Italy) will again be supporting the conference.

The Conference will commence on day one with a forum to enable PhD students to present ‘work in progress’ to experienced academics and practitioners. We encourage students at all stages of their PhD to submit. The main conference will be held on the second and third day. In the third day we will also have a separate track developped by and for professional Internal audit professionals.

The title of the conference is broad, and we welcome submissions from the full spectrum of internal auditing and corporate governance. The conference will provide a forum to present, debate and discuss current issues impacting these areas.

The air fares and the accomodation expences to a maximum of 300 euros will be reimbursed to all presenters in the PhD day. They can also attend the main conference free of charge.

We are also pleased to announce the continuation of the tradition of offering prizes for best conference papers. One of the prizes is offered by the ECIIA for the best paper presented at the main conference. Another prize is offfered by IIA Italy for the PhD day.

An abstract of no more than 500 words should be submitted as either a Microsoft Word or a rich text file (.rtf), as an e-mail attachment addressed to the academic conference chair (

Guidelines for submission

For PhD students:

Submitted papers should be classified according to the stage of development. These stages are:

  • Exploratory papers that address the work that is likely to be carried out in the future. These should be based on a significant literature review, and are likely to come from students who are about to or have recently completed their first year.
  • Development papers that are based on evidence and are at a stage where they may form a significant part of a thesis.
  • Full papers that form a substantial part of a thesis that is near to completion.

For all papers:

All abstracts will be blind reviewed as they are received, on a rolling basis, to assure you of a rapid decision to facilitate your funding and travel arrangements. The absolute deadline for receipt of submissions is 16th January 2012. Full versions of papers are required by no later than 19th March 2012.

We would encourage any potential author to contact either the conference chair or the PhD programme chair if they would like to discuss their ideas before submitting an abstract.

All refereed papers presented at the conference will be published as conference proceedings. The committee is optimistic that further publications may result for excellent papers as has happened in the past.
Conference Web-site:

Conference Committee:

Prof. Paolo Roffia
University of Verona, Verona,
Phone : +39 045 8028012
E-mail :
Prof. Rob Melville
Cass Business School, London,
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7040 8650
Prof. dr. Gert. J. van der Pijl
Erasmus University, Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 10 40 81508
Phone: +31 10 40 81508
PhD Programme Chair
Prof. Gerrit Sarens
Université Catholique de Louvain,
Phone: +32 10 47 84 41


The conference organising committee:
Prof. Georges M. Selim, Cass Business School, UK
Prof. Rob Melville, Cass Business School, UK
Prof. Giuseppe D’Onza, University of Pisa, Italy
Prof. Marco Allegrini, University of Pisa, Italy
Prof. Gert J. van der Pijl, Erasmus University, The Netherlands
Prof. Gerrit Sarens, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Dr. Andreas Koutoupis, The University of the Aegean, Greece
Prof. Paolo Roffia, University of Verona, Italy