Motivated by the EAA’s key priority of stimulating the research productivity of doctoral students and junior faculty, our goal is for the Accounting Research Center (ARC) to develop into the EAA’s one-stop place for research resources and networking opportunities relevant for emerging scholars and others interested in accounting research.

The launch of the Accounting Research Center (ARC) is a milestone in the 40 year history of the EAA. Today’s academic knowledge creation and diffusion has changed to a highly networked process where digital interaction becomes increasingly important. Young scholars are used to live both in a real (tangible) and digital world, as reflected in their use of online social platforms, banking, shopping etc. In addition to the annual meeting, talent workshop and the doctoral events (PhD forum and colloquium), the ARC expands the EAA services to the accounting research community by providing a 24/7 digital research platform with resources, blogs, discussion fora, events calendar and a PhD review service. We are convinced that the ARC will stimulate the research productivity, expand the research community, enhance  the exchange of ideas and improve high quality team collaboration.