The Lazaridis Institute Prize for Best Paper on Accounting Issues Relevant to Technology Firms

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The prize, which constitutes a plaque and $2,000, is awarded at the CAAA Awards Lunch at the Association's Annual Conference.

2022 Winners of the Lazaridis Institute Prize


Stefan Edlinger-Bach, "Towards a Theory of Maker's Knowledge: The Use of Artificial Intelligence in Accounting"


2021 Winners of the Lazaridis Institute Prize


Sasan Mansouri, Fabian Woebbeking, Andreas Barth, Goethe University Frankfurt, " “Let me get back to you” – A machine learning approach to measuring non-answers"


2020 Winners of the Lazaridis Institute Prize


Krista Fiolleau, University of Waterloo, Carolyn MacTavish, Wilfrid Laurier University, Errol Osecki, & Linda Thorne, York University, "A study of Technological Adoption in the Audit Industry: The Theory of Disruption Applied to a Regulated Industry."

Luofan Bu & Xiongyuan Wang, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Cedric Lesage, Concordia University, Peng Wang, McGill University, "The Influence of Internet of Things on Audit."


2019 Winners of the Lazaridis Institute Prize


Karel Hrazdil, Fereshteh Mahmoudian & Jamal Nazari, Simon Fraser University, "How do Big Five Personality Traits Relate to Corporate Social Responsibility Performance."

Honourable Mention:

David Godsell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Boonchun Jung, University of Hawaii, & Devan Mescall, University of Saskatchewan, "Real Effects of Investor Relations."

2018 Winners of the Lazaridis Institute Prize


Kwangjin Lee, Michigan State University, for "Social Media Disclosure and Analysts as Information Intermediaries".

Dongyoung Lee, McGill University earned an Honourable Mention for "Technological Innovation, Voluntary Financial Disclosure, and Future Sales Growth".

The Lazaridis Institute Prize is awarded to the CAAA Conference paper that, in the interpretation of the Prize Committee, best addresses issues relevant to technology companies (and/or the use of technology by companies) in an accounting context, with topics including but not limited to:

  • Growth and high or accelerated growth
  • Decision making
  • Firms in transition, including the impact of venture capital, IPO and M&A activities;
  • Governance;
  • Innovation, including the use of automation in auditing or accounting;
  • Financial reporting.

The call for submissions accompanies the Call for Papers for the 2024 CAAA Annual Conference. Authors submitting papers for the conference will be asked to identify during the submission process if they would like their paper to be considered for the Prize.

About the Lazaridis Institute

The Lazaridis Institute was established to help Canadian technology companies become globally competitive. It helps firms reach their next level of growth through innovative new programs and a global network of expert mentors. It conducts insightful research to develop new knowledge about management as it relates to technology companies. As part of the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University, it creates links between international research, best practices in global scaling and curriculum to directly benefit our students.

2024 Lazaridis Prize Committee

Lan Guo, Wilfrid Laurier University
Richard Fontaine, Université du Québec à Montréal
Oliver Okafor, Toronto Metropolitan University