SWAC Summer Edition 2024

Date and Location

The SWAC Summer Edition 2024 will take place at the Waldhotel Arosa in Arosa (Switzerland) from August 27 - 30, 2024.


Join us for our accounting conference in Arosa surrounded by the imposing mountain landscape of the Schanfigg valley.

The Swiss Winter Accounting Conference aims at bringing together European researchers from all accounting disciplines to give them the opportunity to discuss their research, to initiate new research ideas and to provide them with an excellent network opportunity in an inspiring atmosphere to develop our European accounting research community.

The scientific program will consist of plenary presentations and discussions of selected papers.

The SWAC is organized by the Managerial Accounting Section of the Institute for Accounting at the University of Bern.

Paper Submissions

We invite submissions of papers analyzing issues from all accounting disciplines, including managerial accounting, financial accounting, and auditing. Papers should use a quantitative empirical method (archival, experimental or survey).

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The role of accounting information in agents' economic decisions
  • The effect of accounting standards on managers' decisions
  • Earnings and revenue management
  • Organizational design and management control systems
  • Internal control systems and performance management
  • Management control systems in uncertain environments
  • Executive compensation
  • Auditor choices and consideration of noncompliance with laws and regulations
  • Governance and control of interfirm relationship

Submission deadline is March 15, 2024.
Please submit papers to swac.iuc@unibe.ch. Acceptance of papers will be announced one month later.

Please note: attendance at the conference is by invitation only.


Date Time Program
Tuesday, 27.08.2024 6:00pm Welcome reception and dinner
Wednesday, 28.08.2024 7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast
  8:00am - 8:10am Welcome and introduction: Markus Arnold (University of Bern)  
8:10am - 9:40am  Session 1: Paper presentations
10:15am - 4:00pm Hiking or other outdoor activities
5:00pm - 6:30pm Session 2: Paper presentations
7:00pm Dinner
Thursday, 29.08.2024 7:00am - 8:00am
8:00am - 9:30am Session 3: Paper presentations
10:00am - 4:00pm Hiking or other outdoor activities
5:00pm - 6:30pm Session 4: Paper presentations
7:00pm Dinner
Friday, 30.08.2024 Departure