10/10/2019 - 11/10/2019 - IFRS: Global Rules & Local Use – Beyond the Numbers

Department of International Business at Metropolitan University Prague and School of Business Administration at Anglo-American University organise the 7th International Scientific Conference "IFRS: Global Rules & Local Use – Beyond the Numbers".

DATE: 10–11 October 2019

VENUE: Metropolitan University Prague, Dubečská 900/10, Prague 10, Czech Republic


About the conference

Scholars, students and the public at large who wish to know more about bridging the gap between international accounting rules (IFRS) and local applications are invited to share their knowledge and experience at this event organised by the Metropolitan University Prague. Issues to be discussed involve finance, accounting, and management.

With the current trend towards accounting harmonisation, the aim of this conference is to focus on specific accounting differences and what lies behind them. Topics should be researched both theoretically and practically, focussing on practices in emerging markets and transitional economies.

Keynote speakers:

Professor David Alexander, University of Birmingham, U.K.
Professor Emeritus David Alexander is a leading theorist of accounting and financial reporting focused on methodology, classification IFRS, cultural differences and practical application of IFRS in an international context. In addition, David is the author of several key textbooks in the field, both solely and in a team.

Professor Anne Jeny, ESSEC Business School 
Anne JENY is Professor of Accounting at the ESSEC Business School and former head of the accounting and management control department. She obtained her Ph.D. degree at HEC School of management in 2003 and taught at the HEC, ESCP-EAP and EDHEC business schools before joining ESSEC Business School in 2002. She stands at the EAA Management Committee and acts as its treasurer.
Her fields of expertise are in financial accounting, financial analysis, value creation and firms’ valuation, with a specific expertise on intangible assets and digital transformation.
Her research interests are financial information and capital markets, Intangibles valuation, Audit quality, IPO, and Gender issues. She has published articles in the following journals, Revue Internationale de Droit Economique (2018), Palgrave Communication (2017), Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory (2016), Journal of Accounting and Public Policy (2011), Accounting in Europe (2009), Review of Accounting and Finance (2007), European Accounting Review (2006), Comptabilié-Contrôle-Audit (2004, 2005, 2009, 2019), Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (2001). She also regularly publishes articles in the economic press (Les Echos, Accountancy).

Prof. Ing. Lubor Lacina, Ph.D., Mendel University Brno 
Professor Lacina is Jean Monnet Chair in European Economic Studies from think tank Mendel European Centre Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic. Professor Lacina is specializing in international economics and problems of Eurozone.

Prof. Eleftherios Thalassinos, Ph.D., MBA 
DHC 2013, DHC 2015, DHC 2018, Professor at University of Piraeus, Greece, Affiliate Professor at University of Malta, visiting Professor at Neapolis University of Cyprus and Open University of Cyprus, European Chair Jean Monnet, Editor in-Chief ERSJ, IJEBA, IJ TEI, Chair M ICABE.

Prof. Ing. Luboš Smutka, Ph.D. 
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic, who specializes in commodities markets and world agricultural policy.

Dr. Aleš Králík, LL.M. 
Head of department of capital markets of the Ministry of Finance, Czech Republic, one of the authors of new conception of development of Czech capital market.

prof. Dr. Ing. Jan Frait 
Czech National Bank Prof. Frait is an Executive Director of Financial Stability Department at Czech National Bank with focus on macroeconomics, monetary theory and finance.


A major feature of this now well-established conference is an emphasis on feedback and discussion, from and directed by the chairpersons of the various sessions.

A special feature of the conference will be a panel with BA and MA students´ work which they have the ambition to be later developed into research works. Students have the chance to experience the review process and present their ideas to academics and experts attending the conference. As a result, one paper from this section has been published in the journal LogForum indexed in Web of Science, in 2018! We encourage all students to participate.

Conference topics

Topics suitable for the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Specific issues related to incorporation of EU Accounting Directives into national accounting rules
  • Valuation of companies in transitional markets
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Sustainability, environmental and integrated reporting
  • Historical perspectives on IFRS in different countries
  • Relationship between tax and accounting
  • Financial reporting for SMEs
  • Impression management
  • Territorial aspects, e.g. growing importance of developing countries
  • International taxation
  • Regional impact of international trade regulations
  • IFRS & capital markets

Instruction for authors

For instructions on how to submit your papers please click here.


Scientific papers submitted to the conference will go through a rigorous review process. After acceptance, contributions will be included in the conference proceedings. (Authors can opt out from publication in the proceedings).




Abstracts and full papers in English should be sent to globalrules2019@mup.cz in MS WORD file format. Detailed instructions for authors will be on the conference website.


Submission of Full papers by August 15, 2019
Revised papers to be submitted by September 15, 2019

Conference time

Thursday, October 10, 2019: 8.30–16.00; 16.30, Prague Walking tour; 18.30 conference dinner
Friday, October 11, 2019: 9.00–14.00


Irena Jindrichovska, Metropolitan University Prague
David Alexander, University of Birmingham, UK
Anne Jeny, ESSEC Paris, France
Dana Kubickova, University of Finance and Administration, Prague
Anna Białek-Jaworska, University of Warsaw, Poland
Bruce Dehning, Chapman University

Organization COMMITTEE

Irena Jindrichovska, Metropolitan University Prague
Dana Kubickova, University of Finance and Administration, Prague
Martina Varkockova, Metropolitan University Prague
Sarhad Hamza Khdir, University of Warsaw, Poland


Conference proceedings with ISBN will be published on conference web. Online conference proceedings will be sent for evaluation to THOMSON REUTERS (CLARIVATE) to be entered on the Conference Proceedings Citation Index.
Conference proceedings from years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 have been included on the Web of Science Core Collection which is integrated in the WEB OF SCIENCE THOMSON REUTERS (CLARIVATE).


  1. Register via email globalrules2019@mup.cz
  2. Submit full paper by August 15, 2019 (see Instructions for Authors on the web)
  3. Comments on the paper will be communicated within 20 days
  4. Submit revised version of full text by September 20, 2019
  5. Notification of acceptance is issued within 7 days after submission
  6. Pay conference fee by September 15, 2019 (see instructions below)
  7. Attend conference October 10-11, 2019 and present your work


140 EUR (CZK 25.7 * 140 = 3,598)

Conference fee options

  1. Incoming and presenting participants 140 EUR (CZK 3,598)
  2. Late paper submissions (after August 20) will be charged fee 170 EUR (CZK 4,369).


  • Presenting/publishing PhD students pay discounted fee 120 EUR (CZK 3,084).
  • Attendance certificate will be issued automatically and handed out at the end of the conference.
  • If you have any issues and cannot come to present, please communicate with us in advance on globalrules2019@mup.cz

Payment – Bank Transfer for payments in EUR:

Payment in EUR to account No. 232013519/85050100 
please add note: IFRS NAME SURNAME
IBAN: DE17 8505 0100 0232 0135 19

Payment – Bank Transfer for payments in CZK:

Account number: 294158339/0800
IBAN: CZ33 0800 0000 0002 9415 8339
Variable code: IFRS  name surname

Recommended Accomodation:

Accommodation for conference participants is pre-reserved in nearby hotel Juno about 600 meters away from Metropolitan University close to metro Strasnicka.

Contact www.unoprague.cz, tel +420 775 879 916, 

When booking your room, please, inform the reception that you are taking part at the IFRS conference at MUP. Rooms are pre-reserved for conference participants until September 9. For your reservations and bookings, please, use this link: reservations@unoprague.cz



Thursday, October 10

The conference starts at 9.00: opening session followed by parallel sessions including student session
2-hour walking tour in the centre of Prague with expert on Prague art and architecture (included in the fee)

Conference dinner starting at 18.30

Friday, October 11

Morning sessions starting at 9.00
Lunch at around noon, official end of conference, Closing Toast at 14.00 (optional, included in the fee).

Fee also includes:

  • Review process and conference proceedings on web
  • Coffee and refreshments during both days

Call for best papers

The Central European Economic Journal (CEEJ) announces a competition for best papers presented at the 7th international conference on IFRS: Global Rules & Local Use – Beyond the Numbers.