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Trends in Accounting Research conference held in Kalmar

TARC 2023 is a research conference in accounting with a PhD colloquium and paper presentations, which has been organized by Linnaeus University in collaboration with Kiel University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania), University of Lodz (Poland) and Jönköping University (Sweden) in Kalmar between the 4th to the 6th of October.

The conference organizing committee consisted of Krister Bredmar and Jan Alpenberg from the School of Business and Economics at Linnaeus University and about 30 researchers from 11 different countries had found their way to Kalmar.

The aim of the conference has been to bring researchers together from different countries and to discuss the latest trends and issues related to accounting research.

The conference started with a PhD colloquium on Wednesday morning. This part was dedicated entirely to young researchers and emerging scholars. Five PhD students presented their papers and received valuable comments from experienced researchers. The colloquium was also streamed to researchers from Asia and all together about 25 participants were present.

The second part of the conference, (Wednesday afternoon and Thursday) was dedicated to the main conference sessions. The main sessions were divided into two categories, one for full papers, and one for papers-in-progress. In total, 23 scientific papers were presented and many of the papers showed evidence of new and promising ideas. About 30 participants were present during the main conference.

During the third day of the conference a specially arranged company visit to Scania in Oskarshamn was offered for the conference participants. The purpose with the visit was to learn more about accounting challenges in the automotive industry. 

In summary, the conference was a great success and all the participants thoroughly enjoyed the visit to Kalmar. The next TARC-conference is going to be organized by University of Lodz, Poland, in 2025.