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FIRE offer its participants access to three uniquely designed PhD courses in accounting. Top class researchers, both foreign and Swedish, will act as teachers.

PhD304 Accounting Classic

  • Date: Spring 2025

  • Location: Stockholm or online

  • Ects credits: 7,5

  • Course director: TBA, Stockholm School of Economics

  • Read more: SSE Portal

Course description

The course is designed aims to attract PhD students who have an interest to get a broad view on various accounting topics. The name of the course, Accounting Classics, indicates that the papers can be perceived as having stood the test of time. However, the definition and choice of what is a "classic" is a debated issue. Here, classic indicates either often cited work or work that has been particularly influential in specific areas. Furthermore, classics in accounting research tend not to stand the test of time if we compare e.g. to literature. Nevertheless, the Accounting Classics become obligatory points of reference in terms of framing an accounting field. Therefore, this course offers insights into literature that we could expect to see discussed in the future as well. 

PhD 307 Elements of Capital Markets Research in Accounting

  • Date: May 20,21,22,23 and 24, Spring 2024
  • Location: Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm
  • Ects credits: 7,5
  • Course director: Professor Edward Lee, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester
  • Read more: SSE Portal

Course description

This course introduces and critically evaluates the empirical literature on the relationship between accounting information and capital markets. In the aftermath of major financial reporting scandals and financial crisis, and in current times of political and economic uncertainties, there is renewed recognition of the two important roles that accounting information play in the capital markets, i.e. security valuation and corporate governance. As such, concepts and empirical evidences associated with market based accounting research contribute to important debates and decisions among academics, capital market regulators, and accounting and finance practitioners.

PhD 308 Qualitative Research in Accounting and Finance

 

  • Date: Spring 2026 (preliminary)
  • Location: Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm
  • Ects credits: 7,5
  • Course director: Professor Chris Chapman, University of Bristol
  • Read more: SSE Portal

Course description

This course aims to introduce the knowledge and skills required for the undertaking of qualitative research in accounting and finance, including philosophical, practical and ethical issues. Further, it also aims to introduce qualitative research methods and discusses techniques for analysing and drawing sound inferences from qualitative research. Building on these foundations the course will consider appropriate ways in which the academic rigour of qualitative research may be judged, as well as how it may inform policy and practice.