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IFRS: Global Rules & Local Use

The School of Business Administration at Anglo-American University and the Department of International Business at Metropolitan University Prague organize the yearly International Scientific Conference “IFRS: Global Rules & Local Use – Beyond the Numbers”.

DATE: 7–8 October 2021

VENUE: ONLINE from Metropolitan University Prague, Dubečská 900, Prague 10, Czech Republic


ORGANIZERS: School of Business Administration at Anglo-American University and
Department of International Business at Metropolitan University Prague

About the Conference

The conference IFRS: Global Rules and Local Use was created and developed at Anglo-American University in 2013 and organized annually. In 2019, the 7th year of the conference, Metropolitan University Prague and Anglo-American University concluded an agreement on joint organization. The 9th annual conference will be held online, on Microsoft Teams, on October 7-8, 2021.

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 ONLINE event, organized by Metropolitan University Prague and the Anglo-American University, Prague. Issues to be discussed involve finance, accounting, management, and international trade as well as timely concerns brought by the current uneasy pandemic situation.

With the current trend towards accounting harmonization, this conference aims to focus on specific accounting differences and what lies behind them, as well as topics related to international trade. Submitted papers should be anchored in a theoretical framework and based on practical research, focusing on practices in emerging markets and transitional economies.

Renown Scholars and Practitioners Who Have Accepted the Role of Keynote Speakers:

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

Professor Nadia Albu, PhD., Bucharest University of Economic Studies
Nadia Albu is a Professor of Accounting at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania, Visiting Professor at ESSEC Paris, France, and a Fulbright Alumna (2013-2014, University of Dayton). Her research interests include the institutional change in the field of accounting in Central and Eastern Europe, with a focus on Romania. She is the editor of the Journal of Accounting and Management Information Systems and serves on the editorial board of several international accounting journals.

Professor Eleftherios Thalassinos, Ph.D., MBA, the 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 of ICABE.

Professor Ing. Luboš Smutka, Ph.D., University of Life Sciences Prague
Luboš Smutka specializes in commodities markets and world agricultural policy, international trade, and finance.

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

Professor Erginbay Ugurlu, Istanbul Aydın University
Erginbay is Professor and Head of 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 the change of institutional environment exploring the link to FDIs.

Dr. Aleš Králík, LL.M.
Head of the Department of Capital Markets of the Ministry of Finance, Czech Republic, the main author of the new conception for the development of Czech capital market.

Ing. Viera Kučerová, Head of ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) for Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary

Mgr. Ing. Magdaléna Králová, President, Union of Accountants of the Czech Republic

Professor Anne Jeny, IESEG School of Management, Lille
Anne Jeny is a Professor of Accounting at IESEG School of Management, Lille, France. Her fields of expertise are financial accounting, financial analysis, value creation and firms’ valuation, with specific expertise in intangible assets and digital transformation.

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

Other keynote speakers will be confirmed.

Conference Topics

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

  • Current issues arising from the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on reporting, international trade, and economics
  • 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

Programme Committee

Irena Jindrichovska, Metropolitan University Prague
David Muir, Anglo-American University, Prague
Anna Białek-Jaworska, University of Warsaw, Poland
Dana Kubickova, University of Finance and Administration/Metropolitan University Prague
Mihaela Mocanu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Radka Macgregor Pelikanova, Metropolitan University, Prague
Erginbay Ugurlu, Istanbul Aydın University, Turkey

Organization Committee

Irena Jindrichovska, Metropolitan University Prague
Jan Vašenda, Anglo-American University, Prague
Dana Kubickova, University of Finance and Administration/Metropolitan University Prague
Mihaela Stratulat, Anglo-American University, Prague
Jaroslav Halík, Metropolitan University Prague

Conference Proceedings

Conference proceedings with ISBN are published on the conference web. Online conference proceedings are sent for evaluation to CLARIVATE to be entered on the Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

Conference proceedings from years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 have been included in the Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI), which is integrated into the WEB OF SCIENCE THOMSON REUTERS (CLARIVATE).


Submitted papers will go through a rigorous double-blind 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 in MS WORD file format. Detailed instructions for authors are here.

Important Deadlines

Full papers: August 1, 2021

Revised papers: September 15, 2021

Conference Time

Thursday, October 7, 2021: Opening, Plenary session I, Individual sessions;

Friday, October 8, 2021: Plenary session II, Individual sessions, Conference close

How To Participate?

  1. Register ASAP via email
  2. Submit full paper by August 1, 2021 (see Instructions here)
  3. Expect the feedback on the paper within approx. 20 days
  4. Submit the revised version of the full paper by September 10, 2021
  5. Expect the notification of acceptance within 10 days
  6. Pay the conference fee by September 20, 2021 (see instructions below)
  7. Attend ONLINE conference October 7–8, 2021, and present your work

Conference Fee

70 EUR (CZK 26 * 70 = 1 820)


The discounted fee for PhD students is 60 EUR (CZK 1 560).

Attendance certificate will be issued upon request.

If you have any issues and cannot present or take part in the discussion, please communicate with us in advance on or


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

Preliminary Program And Services Included In The Fee

Thursday, October 7, 2021
The conference begins with the opening session followed by parallel sessions, including a student session

Friday, October 8, 2021
Morning sessions start at 9.00, lunch break at around noon, the official end of the conference and Conference close takes place in the afternoon (optional, included in the fee).

The fee also includes:
Review process and the publication of conference proceedings on the website

Note On Spreading the Information about this Conference:

Dear Colleague, We would like to ask you for help in spreading the news about our conference amongst your colleagues.

Detailed information about the conference can be found on the MUP and AAU websites.

Many thanks for your assistance.
Organization Committee 

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Partners of the conference

Proceedings for the previous years:

2020 I 2019 I 2018 I 2017 I 2016 I 2015 I 2014 I 2013