4th Qualitative Accounting Research Symposium | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

4th Qualitative Accounting Research Symposium

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Sponsored by the Canadian Academic Accounting Association

Dates: Thursday, November 28 & Friday, November 29, 2019
Venue: University of Guelph, Guelph ON N1G 2W1

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 a social, political, and economic context of humankind. The Symposium features a keynote speaker and a panel discussion. The Keynote Speaker for this year is Professor Alan Sangster from University of Aberdeen (UK), and the topic for the panel discussion is: ‘What is Accounting History – ‘Subject’ vs ‘Method’’.


Registration is open up to November 15, 2019 and is free for both authors and participants. Registration should be directed to Sandra Scott at sjscott@uoguelph.ca or by phone at (519) 824-4120 Ext 52709 and will be accepted on first-come-first-served basis. Please indicate any dietary restrictions on registration.


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

Paper Submission

The Symposium welcomes submissions (full papers) in any area of accounting such as management control, auditing, information systems, financial and managerial accounting, social and environmental accounting.

Deadline for submission is Monday, October 21, 2019 – Please use this link for your submission. Notification of acceptance will be sent to authors by October 31, 2019. 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 40-50 minutes each, including presentation and discussion.

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