The School of Business Administration at Anglo-American University and Department of International Business at Metropolitan University Prague will organize the 8th International Scientific Conference "IFRS: Global Rules & Local Use – Beyond the Numbers 2020".


DATE: October 8–9, 2020

VENUE: Online


With respect to COVID-19 restrictions and related uncertainty, the organizers decided to move the conference fully online. The review process will remain unchanged and the presentations, including keynote lectures, will be streamed online. We all regret this forced change and we will return to the usual format in 2021. Reflecting the limited scope of the accompanying activities and experience, we introduce a 50% discount for all authors. 


Metropolitan University Prague and Anglo-American University concluded an agreement on joint organisation of the regular annual scientific conference IFRS: Global Rules and Local Use, with a subtitle Beyond the Numbers. The 7th annual conference was held from 10 to 11 October 2019 at the premises of Metropolitan University Prague, the current 8th annual conference will be held online from 8 to 9 October 2020.

Scholars, students and interested public wishing 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. 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 as well as topics related to international trade. Topics should be researched both theoretically and practically, focussing on practices in emerging markets and transitional economies.


obrázek 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.


obrázek Professor Anne Jeny, ESSEC Business School 
Anne JENY is Professor of Accounting at the ESSEC Business School. 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.



obrázek Prof. Ing. Luboš Smutka, Ph.D., University of Life Sciences Prague 

Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic, who specializes in commodities markets and world agricultural policy.



obrázek Prof. Eleftherios Thalassinos, Ph.D., MBA, University of Piraeus
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. Thalassinos will join the conference via video call.


obrázek Prof. Bernadette Andreosso-O'Callaghan, University of Limerick
Jean Monnet Professor of Economics at the Kemmy Business School of the University of Limerick. Her research embraces the areas of EU-Asia Economic relations, comparative (Europe – Asia) economic integration, and economic growth and structural change in Asian countries, with a focus on East-Asian countries.


obrázek 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.



obrázek Prof. Erginbay Ugurlu
Professor and Head in the Department of International Trade at Istanbul Aydın University his major expertise is econometrics, energy economics, and sustainable development. He was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University in 2013 and recently he was also involved in research on the impact of IFRS on change of institutional environment exploring the link to FDIs.


 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.

Other key speakers to be confirmed.


Download the document here: IFRS 2020 MUP+AAU Prague – 2nd Call for Papers


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
  • Sustainability, environmental and integrated reporting
  • Professional training of accountants in the IFRS era
  • Historical perspectives on IFRS in different countries
  • Relationship between tax and accounting
  • Impact of IFRS on reporting and controlling
  • 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


Irena Jindrichovska, Metropolitan University Prague 

David Alexander, University of Birmingham, UK

Peter Bolcha, Anglo-American University Prague

Anne Jeny, ESSEC Paris, France

Dana Kubickova, University of Finance and Administration, Prague 

Anna Białek-Jaworska, University of Warsaw, Poland

Mihaela Mocanu, The Bucharest University of Ecocnomic Studies, Romania

Erginbay Ugurlu, Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey


Irena Jindrichovska, Metropolitan University Prague

Peter Bolcha, Anglo-American University Prague

Dana Kubickova, University of Finance and Administration, Prague

Mihaela Stratulat, Anglo-American University Prague

Martina Varkockova, Metropolitan University Prague

Jaroslav Halík, Metropolitan University Prague


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).
In 2019 and 2020, the preparation and printing of the conference proceedings will be provided by the MUP Press.

Contact for registration and all organizational matters of the conference: [email protected]
The address of the publishing house for contributions to the proceedings: [email protected]


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 proceedings).




Full papers in English should be sent to [email protected] in MS WORD file format. 

Detailed instructions for authors are here


Full papers: August 1, 2020

Revised papers: September 15, 2020


Thursday, October 8, 2020: Plenary session; Individual sessions
Friday, October 9, 2020: Individual sessions; Closing Toast


  1. Register via email [email protected]
  2. Submit full paper by August 1, 2010 (see Instructions for Authors here) (this external link is OK)
  3. Comments on the paper will be communicated within 20 days
  4. Submit revised version of full text by September 15, 2020
  5. Notification of acceptance is issued within 7 days after submission
  6. Pay conference fee by September 15, 2020 (see instructions below)
  7. Attend online conference October 8–9, 2020 and present your work


70 EUR (CZK 1.922)


  1. Incoming and presenting participants 70 EUR (CZK 1.922)
  2. Late paper submissions (after August 20) will be charged fee 100 EUR (CZK 2.746).


  • Presenting/publishing PhD students pay discounted fee 30 EUR (CZK 824).
  • Online attendance certificate will be issued automatically and handed out at the end of the conference.

Payment – Bank Transfer for payments in EUR:

Beneficiary's Account Name: Anglo-Americká vysoká škola

EUR Account Number: 1031012308/5500
IBAN: CZ885500 0000 0010 3101 2308
please add note to payment: IFRS Name Surname

Payment – Bank Transfer for payments in CZK:

Beneficiary's Account Name: Anglo-Americká vysoká škola
CZK Account Number: 1031009862/5500
IBAN: CZ735500 0000 0010 3100 9862
please add note to payment: IFRS Name Surname


Thursday, October 8

The conference starts: opening session, followed by parallel sessions, including the student session, and an online socializing event.

Friday, October 9

Morning sessions start at 9.00, the conference concludes with a Virtual Closing Toast in the afternoon.

Fee also includes:

  • Review process and conference proceedings on web


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Detailed information about the conference can be found at

Many thanks for your assistance.
Organisation Committee