Report of the CAAA Research Committee - February 2007   

The CAAA Research Committee has decided to standardize the deadlines for its four research calls at the end of each quarter so that members can better plan by being aware that every quarter-end constitutes a deadline for one of its call. Once again, the research committee is subdivided into four sub-committees with each sub-committee evaluating proposals for one of the four research calls. Many thanks to the following members of research sub-committees whose work helped to ensure a high quality evaluation and adjudication process:   

CICA/CAAA Research Sub-committee – Heather Wier, Chair (Alberta), Teri Shearer (Queens), Alan Webb (Waterloo)  

CMA Canada/CAAA Research Sub-committee – David Sharpe, Chair (UWO), Yasheng Chen (SFU), Marie-Josée Ledoux (UQAM), Chima Mbagwu (WLU)   

Deloitte & Touche/ CAAA Research Sub-committee – Gary Entwistle, Chair (Saskatchewan), Morina Rennie (Regina), Mike Welker (Queen’s)   

SAP AG/CAAA Research Sub-committee – Ian McKillop, Chair (St. Mary’s), Others TBA  

CICA/CAAA Research Grant Program  

A total of $21,614 was available for the June 2006 research call ($20,000 for the current year plus unallocated funds from prior years). The maximum award allowed under this program is $10,000. The CAAA Research Committee selected the following projects for funding:   

  • Amy Choy (Alberta) and Ron King (Washington), "Accounting standards, social norms, and auditor-client negotiation" $10,000
  • S. Bandyopadhyay (Waterloo), Efrim Boritz (Waterloo) and Guoping Liu (Waterloo), “Voluntary Interim Audit Reviews: Economic Determinants and Earnings Quality” $6,614  
  • Irene Herremans (Calgary), Sandy Herschovis (Manitoba) and Hussein Warsame (Calgary) “Reporting Sustainability Performance: Managing Impressions vs. Cost-benefit Analysis” $5,000

The CAAA gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in making this research opportunity available to our members.   

CMA Canada / CAAA Research Grant Program  

Four letters of intent from eight co-authors were received and forwarded to CMA Canada for their review. These research teams are currently working on submitting their full proposals by March 15, 2007.  A total of $22,000 is available for this research call with a maximum of $10,000 available for any one project. The CAAA-CMA Research Committee will meet after March 15, 2007 to make their selections.   

The CAAA gratefully acknowledges the financial support of CMA Canada in making this research opportunity available to our members.   

SAP AG/CAAA Research Grant Program

Five letters of intent were received and forwarded to SAP AG for their review. SAP AG is currently reviewing these letters.  A total of $30,000 is available for this research call with a maximum of $10,000 available for any one project.   

The CAAA gratefully acknowledges the financial support of SAP AG in making this research opportunity available to our members.   

Deloitte & Touche / CAAA Research Grant Program

The research call for the Deloitte & Touche now has a 30 September 2007 deadline for letters of intent.     

The CAAA gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Deloitte & Touche in making this research opportunity available to our members.   

Annual Research Fund Call Timelines

 

Grant

Letter of Intent

Feedback

Final Proposal

Decision

CICA–CAAA

March 31

April 30

June 30

July 31

CMA–CAAA

June 30

July 31

September 30

October 31

D&T–CAAA

September 30

October 31

December 31

January 31

SAP–CAAA  

January 10

February 7

March 31

April 30

Note that most calls now give members two months to translate their Letter of Intent into a full-blown research grant proposal. CICA and D&T research call deadlines have been kept six months apart because they attract similar applicants.  We are hoping that ongoing funding from our donors will allow us to further standardize our administrative and adjudication process.     

Amin Mawani
Chair, CAAA Research Committee
amawani@ssb.yorku.ca

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