"I very much enjoyed being at the Konopka conference in Badajoz in 2018. It is a unique event with a good mix of high quality papers in the various fields of accounting. The conference offers great opportunities for networking via well-organized sessions, international speakers, many established researchers, next to great social events. You really feel part of a unique research community, creating an atmosphere of interactive discussions, and a platform for sharing your innovative ideas. I am very much impressed and recommend my colleagues to visit the next Konopka meeting in the beautiful city and premises of Coimbra."
Eddy Cardinaels (Univ. of Leuven)
"The Workshop on Accounting and Management Control Memorial Raymond Konopka is a leading conference in management accounting. For years now, the papers presented, as well as their discussions, have been of extremely high quality. The Workshop has a diverse and novel academic program, with leading invited academics presenting their research, which in my view, means it is an international event of the highest level, and provides researchers a unique opportunity to network and debate about the most recent developments in management accounting and related areas."
Beatriz García-Osma (Univ. Carlos III)
"Konopka Workshop is a stimulating and encouraging international event, which offers a wonderful opportunity not only to present and discuss research papers but also to exchange ideas and establish research networks. I appreciate a lot the feedback and interaction with other junior and senior colleagues in the management accounting field. I especially enjoy the welcoming and refreshing atmosphere of the workshop. I doesn’t matter how many times I attend to this workshop, I always learn something new!"
David Naranjo Gil (Univ. of Pablo de Olavide)
"Memorial Raymond Konopka is an ideal research framework to share with the scientific community the ideas and emerging research work in the field of Accounting and Management. Year after year has been gaining participation and has become an important forum for research projects. It has become an international referent point where the comments provided by attendees is highly valued. I highly recommend Raymond Konopka workshop and I will attend every edition within my reach."
Edilberto Rodríguez Rivero (Univ. of Extremadura)
"Memorial Raymond Konopka has a long heritage as a research-oriented event in management accounting. It is well known for the effectivity of its format, which supports an inspiring environment and enjoyable interaction between both senior and young participants. I attended Memorial Raymond Konopka yearly since I was a PhD student."
Ernesto López-Valeiras Sampedro (Univ. of Vigo)
The workshop constitutes a discussion forum for researchers with an interest in the organizational and social aspects of accounting systems. A large number of researchers have widened the traditional limits of Accounting to consider its impact on organizations and on society in general. This is why the workshop values the social implication of Accounting as well as the interdisciplinarity of papers. Interdisciplinarity refers to strong relationships between Management Accounting and other organizational fields (e.g. Strategy, Finance, Marketing, Human Resources or R&D) as well as social fields (e.g. Social and Environmental Responsibility).
At XXIV Konopka authors can either submit a paper or a doctoral research project. Manuscripts will be evaluated by independent peer review. Selected relevant papers will be presented in Collaborative Sessions. Research projects will be individually presented and discussed in Sessions with Discussant.
Management accounting, management control, digitalization, behavioral controlling, financial accounting, auditing, finance, accounting history, sustainability, environmental accounting, corporate social responsibility.
Extended abstract submission: 2018/09/16
Notific. of paper accept.: 2018/10/15
Full paper submission: 2018/11/30
Early Bird Registration: 2018/12/15
Fernanda Alberto (Chair)
Confirmed Keynote Speakers.
An author can present only one manuscript but he/she can also be a non-presenting co-author on other manuscripts.
Extended abstract, full paper and slides can be written in Portuguese, Spanish or English. English is encouraged.
|Doctoral Research Projects||Research Papers|
|Dicussed by an expert||Collaborative session|
|Lenght: no more than 5.000 words||Lenght: no more than 7.500 words|
|Presentation: 10min author's presentation; 10min expert's presentation; 10min open discussion||Presentation: 12min author's presentation; 8min expert's presentation; 10min open discussion|
1. Before 2018/09/16: Fill the submission form and submit an extended abstract (800-1000 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Before 2018/11/30: If your manuscript is accepted, submit the final version (full paper) to
Early bird Registration - until 15th December, 2018 (fee 95€).
Registration Deadline - 31st December, 2018 (fee 120€).
Please note that no refunds will be given for cancellations, however, it is possible to nominate a replacement participant
1. Transfer the conference fee to the account stated below. IMPORTANT: The conference reference KONOPKA2019, surname, name and ID card number must be listed as a reference on the bank transfer form.
Example: KONOPKA2019 Nunes, Ana 76720478E
BIC/SWIFT (only for international transfers): IGCPPTPL
2. Send a copy of the bank transfer to email@example.com
3.Fill the registation form
The Workshop will take place at the ISCAC Coimbra Business School
Quinta Agrícola - Bencanta, 3040-316 Coimbra, Portugal
GPS: N 40º 12’ 34.50” | W 8º 27’ 7.00”
TAXI: (+351) 239499090 – POLITAXIS Coimbra
BUS: From downtown to Congress venue: Lines 13P, 14, 12, 14T, 17, 21, 32 – SMTUC
How to arrive to Coimbra (by public transport)
Many international airlines operate frequent and regular flights from all parts of the world to Portugal. The airports nearest to Coimbra are located in Oporto (120 km away) and in Lisbon (190 km away). After you can use train, bus or car to arrive to Coimbra.SEE OPTIONS OF FLIGHTS: see momondo or see skyscanner
From Lisbon (LISBOA ORIENTE station or SANTA APOLÓNIA station) and from Oporto (PORTO CAMPANHÃ station): fast trains (Alfa Pendular and Intercidades) run about once every hour to COIMBRA-B station.
There are also international trains that connect Madrid/Lisbon and Hendaye/Lisbon and they stop in COIMBRA-B station (SEE SUDEXPRESSO and LUSITANIA COMBOIO HOTEL).
From COIMBRA-B, you should take a shuttle (other train) to COIMBRA-A station (your ticket includes this short trip) or catch a taxi (outside the station). This is the best option if your hotel is in the center of Coimbra.see timetable
How to arrive to Coimbra (by car)
From Lisbon or Oporto: By A1. Take the exit “Coimbra-Sul” or “Coimbra-Norte” and follow IC2 to the center of Coimbra or to ISCAC.
From Spanish border of Vilar Formoso (near Salamanca): By A25 until Aveiro, and after by A1 to Coimbra. Or by A25 until Viseu, and after IP3 to Coimbra.
Hotel Vila Galé **** and Hotel Dona Inês *** are the “meeting point” hotels. Both hotels are well located, close to the historic center of Coimbra. They are in front one to each other and the Organizing Committee will ensure a special bus from them to participate in the activities of the Workshop at ISCAC and social activities of the Program.
Special prices have been arranged with the XXIV Workshop “Memorial Raymond Konopka” – 2019 all hotels indicated in this website.
In order to book your accommodation and get right to these special prices, you must mention that you are participant in the “KONOPKA congress 2019”.
Hotel Dona Inês is a modern and comfortable hotel (a high level 3*), located in the city center and the commercial heart of Coimbra, beside the River Mondego and 200 meters from the famous Choupal.
Address: Rua Abel Dias Urbano, 12, 3000-001 Coimbra
Phone Number: +351 239 855 800
GPS: 40°12’52.48”N 8°26’10.20”W’’
Book until 31st December 2018: Single room: 55,25€; Double room: 63,75€
Book after 1st January 2019: Single room: 58,50€; Double room: 63,70€
Prices per room/ night including buffet breakfast and all applicable taxes.
Overlooking the Mondego River, Hotel Vila Galé provides warmly decorated rooms with a dance theme. Swimming pools and various spa treatments
E-mails: firstname.lastname@example.org (using the Reservation Form)
Address: Rua Abel Dias Urbano, 20, 3000-001 Coimbra
Phone Number: +351 239 240 000
GPS: 40°12’51.58”N 8°26’9.08”W
Standard single room: 90€; Standard double room: 95€
Pool view supplement: 15€.
Prices per room/ night including buffet breakfast and all applicable taxes
“Its atmospheric, beautiful historic core cascades down a hillside in a lovely setting on the east bank of the Rio Mondego: it's a multicolored collage of buildings spanning nearly a millennium.”
Known as the "City of Students", Coimbra is a World Heritage city located in the center of Portugal, about 2 hours away from Lisbon and 1 hour from Oporto.
Coimbra is one of Portugal's oldest cities and is home to one of the world's first universities. It was the capital of the country from 1139 to 1256 and its University was founded in 1290.
Today this impressive University is still one of the world's most illustrious and the city's biggest attraction. The influence of the University is felt in the life of the city, with the students wearing their long black cloaks and ribbons of varying colors to distinguish the various faculties and the notes of the guitarra (Portuguese guitar) and the full, deep voices of fado singers that comes out of the traditional Fado´s houses.
Coimbra is a very beautiful and peaceful town situated on the banks of the Mondego. The River separate de two parts of the city.
On the right side of the river, the urban hull is made up of two geographically contiguous but morphologically distinct zones:
- Alta (upper town): surrounding the University and standing on a hill overlooking the Mondego River is the older part which consists of steep narrow cobbled streets, where the Repúblicas (typical communal student hostels) are to be found, as well as some are fine old churches like Old Cathedral (Sé Velha) and New Cathedral (Sé Nova).
- Baixa (lower town): where most of the city’s traditional commercial activity is concentrated. It is well known by its small and labyrinthic streets and alleys with old houses. The Santa Cruz Church (Igreja de Santa Cruz) and several medieval churches can easily be found.
The left side of Mondego River can be reached walking across Santa Clara Bridge. There it is possible to admire the view of the old city and visit several other historic sights, like the Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha and the Convent of Santa Clara-a-Nova.
In 2013, the University of Coimbra, Alta and Sofia Street (located in the lower town) were integrated into the UNESCO World Heritage list. This classification refers to buildings, but also encompasses an immaterial dimension justified by the role of the University of Coimbra as a constructor and diffuser for centuries of Portuguese language and culture.
Although he was in love with Inês de Castro (a Galician noblewoman), Pedro, son and heir of King Afonso IV was obliged to marry Princess Constanza of Navarre. When Constanza died, he went to live with Inês in Coimbra, but the King disapproved and wanted to put an end to the affair. Believing that her family was a potential threat to the Portuguese throne, he had her murdered in Coimbra's Quinta das Lágrimas in 1355. When the King died, Pedro succeeded to the throne and took revenge on the two killers by having their hearts torn out. Revealing that he had married Inês in secret in Bragança, he had her corpse exhumed and crowned. The court was forced to acknowledge her as queen by kneeling before her on the throne and kissing her decomposed hand. Their tombs are now in Alcobaça's abbey, where, at Pedro's wish, they are placed foot to foot so that when they arose on the Day of Judgement, the two lovers would immediately see each other. Both tombs carry the inscription "Até ao fim do mundo", "until the end of the world."
D. Dinis's wife, Queen St. Elizabeth, became famous for her immense goodness. She spent time doing good to those around her, visiting and treating the sick, giving alms to the poor. The legend tells that the King, already irritated by her always mixed with beggars, forbade her to give more alms. But one winter morning, in which the queen left the castle to distribute bread to the most disadvantaged, he went after her and asked what was hidden in her lap. Surprised by the sovereign, who asked her where she went and what asked what was hidden beneath her cloak. The queen would have exclaimed: “They are roses, Lord!”. Suspicious, D. Dinis questioned: “Roses, in January?”. Isabel then exposed the contents of the lap of her dress and there were roses, instead of the loaves she had hidden. Saint Elizabeth of Portugal is now the patron of the city.