2024 Qualitative Accounting Research Symposium

Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th at the University of Guelph

We are delighted to announce that the keynote speech will be presented by Sarah Lauwo (Aberdeen Business School). 

The symposium’s theme is:

Qualitative Research and the process of (dis-)locating Silence and Secrecy

This theme will be explored by the wonderful members of our panel including Sarah Lauwo (University of Sheffield), Paulina Arroyo (Université du Québec à Montréal), Matt Bamber (York University), and Sedzani Musundwa (University of South Africa).

An Emerging Scholars Colloquium (ESC) will take place on Wednesday, November 27, 2024 at the University of Guelph. See below for further information.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be advised that the paper/abstract submission deadline and the ESC application deadline for this year will be Friday, September 6, 2024, about a month earlier than it has been in prior years. The paper/abstract submission and ESC application portals will open in June.

The Qualitative Accounting Research Symposium (QARS) showcases a niche area of research in the accounting field. Qualitative accounting scholars comprise a dynamic and growing component of the scholarly community. This symposium serves as a platform to unite the community, enable collaboration amongst its members, and add legitimacy to its research output. We are determined to develop and share ideas in a respectful manner and we do not tolerate personal attacks. Participants are encouraged to keep their feedback constructive. 

We acknowledge and welcome the diverse population of academia and consider all active participants as valued contributors. We strive to achieve, amongst others, gender, racial, and visible minority groups representation and balance throughout the conference, visible in the organizing committee, speakers, panelists and moderators. In alignment with the University of Guelph’s Anti-Racism Policy, we affirm the fundamental principle of equality to all peoples and recognize the inherent dignity and worth of every person, as well as our responsibility and commitment to provide for equal rights and opportunities without discrimination.

Emerging Scholars Colloquium 2024

The ESC will provide emerging scholars with an opportunity to present and discuss their research projects with senior qualitative researchers within a relatively informal atmosphere. The ESC will take place on November 27, 2024, preceding the QARS on November 28-29, 2024, which ESC participants are encouraged to attend. We are pleased to offer some travel funding support to ESC participants thanks to Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council funding.

The application portal will open in June. Notification of acceptance will be sent to applicants by Monday, October 7, 2024.

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