Hawaii Accounting Research Doctoral Institute (HARDI)




The Hawaii Accounting Research Doctoral Institute (HARDI) invites selected Ph.D. students from the top institutions to attend a three-week Ph.D. consortium at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Participating Ph.D. students have the opportunity to:

  • Develop and exchange research inquiries relevant to the profession
  • Obtain insight into the future of accounting research from excellent researchers and peers
  • Discuss, share, and develop novel research ideas
  • Prepare research papers for influential conferences
  • Meet with other Ph.D. candidates from top-tier schools and establish long-lasting connections


HARDI brings some of the most influential accounting researchers to participating Ph.D. students. HARDI 2024 contributors are as follows:

HARDI 2024 Schedule

June 11, 12, 13, and 14, 2024

June 16, 17, 18, and 19, 2024

June 22, 23, 24 and 25, 2024

June 27, 28, 29 and 30, 2024

*You can find more detailed information about HARDI 2024 speakers and contributors here.


HARDI’s Ph.D. students will join an influential research network that will play a significant role in their future research. This network will include at least four prominent researchers from around the world,University of Hawaii faculty, and their fellow Ph.D. students from around the globe. We expect that by attending the program, students will have developed a workable research idea/proposal that is practically relevant.