2nd Qualitative Accounting Research Symposium | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

2nd Qualitative Accounting Research Symposium

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University of Guelph, Guelph ON


The Qualitative Accounting Research Symposium (QARS) brings together researchers and accounting faculty who share an interest in qualitative accounting research from diverse methodological and theoretical perspectives. The Symposium provides a high-profile forum for scholars (academics and research students) to discuss accounting practice and research issues in the social, political, and economic context of humankind broadly defined. The Symposium features a key note speaker and a panel discussion.

Symposium Program

The program is available in PDF and HTML formats. If you require the program in an alternative format, please contact Philippe Lassou (plassou@uoguelph.ca). 

Submission of papers

The Symposium welcomes submissions (full papers) in any area of accounting (e.g. financial accounting, managerial accounting, management control, auditing, accounting information system, accounting history). Deadline for submission is Friday, October 13, 2017 – all papers should be submitted via the online form. Notification of acceptance will be sent to authors by October 31, 2017. Each paper accepted from emerging scholars (including doctoral students) will be assigned a discussant to support the development of their research. Accepted papers will be allocated 40 minutes each including presentation and discussion.


Registration is open up to November 15, 2017 and is free for both authors and participants. Registration should be directed to Sandra Scott (sjscott@uoguelph.ca – phone: 519-824-4120 Ext 52709) and will be accepted on first-come-first-served basis.


For more information, please contact: Sandra Scott (sjscott@uoguelph.ca – phone: 519-824-4120 Ext 52709) or Philippe Lassou (plassou@uoguelph.ca – 519-824-4120 Ext 58162).


Hotels close to the university (walking distance): (1) Delta Hotels: 50 Stone Rd W, Guelph, ON N1G 0A9, Tel. (519) 780-3700; and (2) Best Western: 716 Gordon St, Guelph, ON N1G 1Y6, Tel. (519) 836-1240. Bookings should be made directly with the hotels.

Event Sponsor

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The Qualitative Accounting Research Symposium is proudly sponsored by the Canadian Academic Accounting Association.

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