The 6th  Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance (JAAF) India symposium will be held at the ISB, Hyderabad, India during January 6th - 7th, 2023 The symposium is jointly organized with IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, and IIM Calcutta.  
Authors are invited to submit (unpublished and/or not accepted elsewhere for publication) research papers consistent with the aims and scope of JAAF for presentation. Papers are to be submitted in an electronic form to: JAAFsymposium_2023@isb.edu

There is no submission fee. The Symposium Program Committee will select papers for presentation based on the comments of reviewers, the quality of the work and the potential for contributing to the literature.
The deadline for submission is September 30, 2022 and the decision about the selected papers will be communicated by October 30, 2022.
 The registration fees and cost of lodging will be waived for all presenters, discussants, and invited speakers. 

Accepted papers for the Symposium may be submitted to JAAF but the review for the journal will be independent of the review for the symposium.
Attendance is open to all, but there is limited space for participants who are not speakers and discussants. Those interested in attending the Symposium should register before Dec 15th 2022 by sending an email to JAAFsymposium_2023@isb.edu. The registration fee for the attendees is INR 5,900 (Approx. US$89) which includes the symposium material, lunch and dinner. Attendees will have to make their own arrangements for accommodation. More information about the conference, ISB, venue, and logistics can be found at the conference website 


Questions about the Symposium may be addressed to Prof. Hariom Manchiraju, ISB Hyderabad (Hariom_Manchiraju@isb.edu) or Suresh Govindaraj, Rutgers Business School- Newark and New Brunswick, Rutgers University (suresh@business.rutgers.edu).


(January 6th, Friday)

8.30 AM – 9.00 AM

Welcome address

Sanjay Kallapur, Professor of Accounting, Indian School of Business

Suresh Govindaraj, Editor JAAF and Rutgers Business School –Newark and New Brunswick, Rutgers University

9.00 AM – 11.00 AM

Panel Discussion - Law and business

Moderator: Suresh Govindaraj, Rutgers Business School –Newark and New Brunswick, Rutgers University


1. Harsha Vardhana Singh, Chairman, IKDHVAJ Advisers LLP(Click here for bio)

2. Veena Jha, Chief Executive Officer, IKDHVAJ Advisers LLP(Click here for bio)

3. Rajat Kathuria, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences; Professor, Economics, Shiv Nadar Institute of Eminence(Click here for bio)

4. Sudhanshu Batra, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India(Click here for bio)

11.00 AM – 11.30 AM


11.30 AM – 12.30 PM

Paper # 1: Do Blockades to PCAOB Inspections Suggest Lower Audit Quality? The Case of Chinese Companies Listed in the U.S.

Presenter: Gopal Krishnan, Bentley University

Discussant: Michael Alles, Rutgers Business School –Newark and New Brunswick, Rutgers University

12.30 PM– 2.00 PM

LUNCH – ISB Bajaj Dining Hall

2.00 PM – 3.00 PM

Paper # 2: Preventing Strategic Defaults in Response to Deteriorating Bank Health: The Prompt Corrective Action Approach

Presenter:  Prasanna Tantri, Indian School of Business

Discussant: Moumita Tiwari, Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur

3.00 PM – 4.00 PM

Paper # 3: Consolidated or Standalone earnings - What do investors react to?

Presenter:  Sudershan Kuntluru, Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode

Discussant: Srini Rangan, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

4.00 PM – 4.30 PM


4.30 PM – 6.30 PM

Panel Discussion- Emerging trends in accounting and audit

Moderator: Sanjay Kallapur, Indian School of Business


1. P.R. Ramesh, Ex Chairperson Deloitte (Click here for bio)

2. R. Narayanaswamy, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore(Click here for bio)

3. Ajay Bahl, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, AZB and Partners (Click here for bio)

7.30 PM onwards

DINNER – ISB Mirror pool

(January 7th, Saturday)

8.30 AM – 9.30 AM

Paper # 4:  Environmental regulatory risks, firm pollution, and mutual funds' portfolio choices

Presenter: Simon Xu, University of California, Berkeley

Discussant: Sumeet Rajput, Indian School of Business

9.30 AM – 10.30 AM

Paper # 5: Impact of Embedded Leverage on Trading Activity in Spot, Options, and Futures Market

Presenter: Sumit Saurav, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Discussant:  Sriniwas Mahapatro, Indian School of Business

10.30 AM – 11.00 PM


11.30 AM – 12.30 PM

Paper # 6: Risk factor disclosure complexity and litigation risk: Evidence from textual analysis

Presenter: Ankita Marwaha, Indian School of Business

Discussant:  Richard Crowley, Singapore Management University

12.30 PM– 2.00 PM


2.00 PM – 3.00 PM

Paper # 7: The Executive Compensation Disclosure and 'Say-on-pay' Voting Outcomes

Presenter: Yunyan Zhang, University of Adelaide

Discussant: Shweta Agarwal, Indian School of Business

3.00 PM - 3.30 PM onwards

Closing remarks

Bharat Sarath, Rutgers Business School –Newark and New Brunswick, Rutgers University

Vote of thanks

Hariom Manchiraju, Indian School of Business

Organising Committee

Prof. Bharat Sarath, Rutgers Business School 

Prof. Suresh Govindaraj, Rutgers Business School

Prof. Sanjay Kallapur, ISB Hyderabad

Prof. Hariom Manchiraju, ISB Hyderabad

Prof. Joshy Jacob, IIM Ahmedabad


Prof. Naman Desai, IIM Ahmedabad

Prof. Srinivasan Rangan. IIM Bangalore

Prof. Manju Jaiswall, IIM Calcutta

Prof. Sudhir Jaiswall, IIM Calcutta


Reaching Campus

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The hotel is located within 5 minutes driving distance of the ISB.For information about the hotel or any specific requirements please contact the hotel directly and mention ISB-JAAF conference 2023.