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Abstract

Four years ago, International Conference on Accounting Studies (ICAS) first organised its maiden conference entitled “Contemporary issues in accounting studies: sustaining accounting relevance”. The conference was well attended by international and local researchers academicians, graduate students and practitioners highlighting contemporary issues in Accounting and Finance with emphasis on emergent areas. In addition, the conference has been recognised for providing a veritable platform for an international academic forum on the development of collaborative linkages or network to enhance research synergies. The successes achieved thus far made it imperative to continue to organise the conference every year.

This year, 2017, Conference theme is titled “Globalisation and accounting practice: opportunities and challenges”. Presenters and discussants did offer innovative and intellectual discovery in the areas of Accounting and Finance as exemplified in the quality of papers submitted. As usual, practitioners and academicians rub minds on opportunities and challenges of globalisation and accounting practice at the three days’ event. While noting the conference recorded a huge success, the organisers recognised the inputs for improvement from the participants.

At this juncture, the Editorial Committee wishes to express its profound appreciation to all the sponsors, session chairs, presenters, reviewers, participants, the Organising Committee as well as the management and staff of Everly Hotel, Putrajaya for their contributions to the success of the Conference. We look forward to meeting you in ICAS 2018 at Penang, Malaysia.

Thank you.

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