Grants Awarded

2021 

CPA–CAAA Financial Accounting, Assurance & Tax

The following projects have received an award from our research grant programs.


Title: An Experimental Examination of the IAS 1 Exposure Draft Recommendating the adoption of Management Performance Measures

Principal Author: Linda Thorne, York University

Co-Author: Sameera Hassan, York University

Awarded: $11,200


Title: Witholding of Bad News and Greenwashing: the Two Sided Mirror of Information Asymmetry Under the Pressure of ESG Disclosures

Principal Author: Vasiliki Athanasakou, Saint Mary's University

Co-Authors: Amna Chalwati, Saint Mary's University & Samir Trabelsi, Brock University

Awarded: $9,750


 Thank you to the Research Grant Sub-Committee.


 

CPA–CAAA Special Topics

The following project have received an award from our research grant programs.


Title: "Le cheminement éthique des étudiants en comptabilité : ont-ils le courage de leurs convictions ?"

Principal Author: Cynthia Courtois, Laval University

Co-Authors: Angélique Malo, University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières & Claire-France Picard, Laval University

Awarded: $9,666


 Thank you to the Research Grant Sub-Committee.


 

2020 

CPA–CAAA Financial Accounting, Assurance & Tax

The following project have received an award from our research grant programs.


Title: Does EBITDA Provide Relevant Information for Decision Making?

Principal Author: Darren Henderson, Wilfrid Laurier University

Co-Authors: Kaleab Mamo, Wilfrid Laurier University & Andrew M. Bauer, University of Waterloo

Awarded: $8,000


Title: Do Differences in CFO Background Matter? An Application of Machine Learning and Textual Analytics

Principal Author: Louise Hayes, University of Guelph

Awarded: $8,000


Thank you to the Research Grant Sub-Committee.

Yu Hou & Ning Zhang, Queen's University, Camélia Radu, University of Quebec at Montreal, & Jingjing Zhang, McGill University


 

CPA–CAAA Management Accounting, Performance Management, Finance, Governance & Strategy

The following project have received an award from our research grant programs.


Title: Reconciliation of Indigenous Laws and Governance Practices with the Accounting Profession: Toward a More Inclusive Public Interest

Principal Author: Russell Evans, University of Windsor

Co-Author: Maureen P. Sterling, University of Windsor

Awarded: $10,000


Title: Integrated Reporting, Organizational Change and Management Accounting

Principal Author: Daphne Rixon, Saint Mary's University

Awarded: $8,000


Thank you to the Research Grant Sub-Committee.

Sophie Tessier, HEC Montreal, & Matthaeus Tekathen, Concordia University


 

CPA–CAAA Special Topics

The following project have received an award from our research grant programs.


Title: Cybersecurity Disclosure, Financial Performance and the Role of Corporate Governance for Canadian Listed Companies

Principal Author: Camélia Radu, University of Quebec at Montreal

Awarded: $6,000


Title: "Répondre à l'ère numérique : Autant de réponses que de parties prenantes"

Principal Author: Simon Dermarkar, HEC Montreal

Awarded: $9,000


Thank you to the Research Grant Sub-Committee.

Christine Gilbert & Maude Paré Plante, Laval University, Zvi Singer, HEC Montreal, & Maryam Firoozi, Carlton University 


 

CPA–CAAA Special Education

The following project have received an award from our research grant programs.


Title: A Structured Review of Research-Informed Instructional Strategies to Support and Enhance CPA Enabling Competencies to Future Accountants: Insights, Practical Implications, and Future Research Directions

Principal Author: Sanobar Anjum Siddiqui, University of Regina

Awarded: $6,000


Title: Using Virtual Reality to Improve Communications Skills for Accounting Students

Principal Author: Steve Janz, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Awarded: $6,000


Thank you to the Research Grant Sub-Committee.

Richard Fontaine, University of Quebec at Montreal & Janie Bérubé, University of Quebec at Rimouski


 

  

CAAA Research Grant

The following project have received an award from our research grant programs.


Title: Does Mandatory Carbon Emissions Disclosure Increase Greenwashing? Evidence from Mandatory Carbon Reporting

Principal Author: Jody Grewal, University of Calgary

Co-Authors: Gordon Richardson, University of Toronto, & Jingjing Wang, University of Calgary

Awarded: $8,500


Title: Get to us Before we Get to you: Retributive Justice, Audit Likelihood, and Taxpayers' Willingness to Make a Voluntary Disclosure

Principal Author: Jonathan Farrar, Wilfrid Laurier University

Co-Author: Tisha King, Wilfrid Laurier University

Awarded: $3,000


Title: Canadian Modern Slavery Supply Chain Transparency and Reporting Legislation: A Behind-the-Scene Investigation

Principal Author: Charles Cho, York University

Awarded: $9,000


Thank you to the Research Grant Sub-Committee.

Bertrand Malsch, Ling Yang & Till-Arne Hahn, Queen's University, Matthew Boland, Saint Mary's University, Louis Philippe Sirois, Laval University, Ke Wang, University of Alberta, Elizabeth Peltier, Concordia University, Laurence Daoust, HEC Montreal, & Sasan Saiy University of Waterloo


 

Deloitte – CAAA Research Grant

The following project have received an award from our research grant programs.


Title: Impacts of COVID-19 on the Success of Women and Caregivers Teaching and Researching in the Area of Accounting

Principal Author: Lindsay McLachlan, Brandon University

Awarded: $4,375


Title: The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Equity-Seeking Faculty and Graduate Students at Canadian Post-Secondary Institutions

Principal Author: Sara Wick, University of Guelph

Co-Author: Camillo Lento, Lakehead University

Awarded: $8,421


Thank you to the Research Grant Sub-Committee.

Mike Cherny & Kristyna Petrollini, Deloitte, Leslie Berger, Wilfrid Laurier University, & Bertrand Malsch, Queen's University


 

2019 

CPA–CAAA Financial Accounting, Assurance & Tax

The following project have received an award from our research grant programs.


Title: Social Movements and Earnings Management

Principal Author: Seda Oz, University of Waterloo

Awarded: $7,300


Title: Can an Annual Report Expert Really Improve a Company’s Story Telling?

Principal Author: Vasiliki Athanasakou, Saint Mary's University

Co-Author: Lisa Goh, Hang Seng University of Hong Kong

Awarded: $6,500


Title: Talking Like Your Boss: CFO-CEO Language Style Matching and Accounting Quality 

Principal Author: Desmond Tsang, McGill University

Co-Author: Jingjing Zhang, McGill University

Awarded: $6,200


Thank you to the Research Grant Sub-Committee.

Wenxia Ge, University of Alberta, Ray Zhang, Simon Fraser University, Sharmin Mashruwala, University of Alberta, Tiemei Li, University of Ottawa, & Rajesh Vijayaraghavan, University of British Columbia


 

CPA–CAAA Management Accounting, Performance Management, Finance, Governance & Strategy

The following project have received an award from our research grant programs.


Title: The Impact of Board Environmental Expertise and Social Awareness on Firm Environmental Performance

Principal Author: Gordon Richardson, University of Toronto

Co-Authors: Daehyun Kim, & Michael Marin, University of Toronto, Steve Salterio, Queen's University, & Albert Tsang, York University

Awarded: $3,000


Title: Cybersecurity Risk Disclosure Practices and the Quality of Disclosure  

Principal Author: Maryam Firoozi, Carleton University

Co-Author: Sana Mohsni, Carleton University

Awarded: $6,000


Title: How Paying Employees to Quit or to Stay Affects Employee's Motivations                                        

Principal Author: Leslie Berger, Wilfrid Laurier University

Co-Authors: Lan Guo, Kelsey Kirbyson & Bradley Ruffle, Wilfrid Laurier University

Awarded: $8,000


Title: Measuring Relative Efficiency of Sharing Economy Strategy    

Principal Author: Han-Up Park, University of Saskatchewan

Awarded: $3,000


Thank you to the Research Grant Sub-Committee.

Matthew Sooy, Western University, Jordan Bable, University of Waterloo & Hamilton Elkins, University of Saskatchewan


 

CPA–CAAA Special Topics

The following project have received an award from our research grant programs.


Title: Celebrating Failures: How to Design Performance Management Systems to Foster Employee Resilience in Face of Constant Setbacks  

Principal Author: Michael Wynes, Wilfrid Laurier University

Co-Authors: Leslie Berger, Lan Guo & Zhuoyi Zhao, Wilfrid Laurier University

Awarded: $ 9,900


Thank you to the Research Grant Sub-Committee.

Kiridaran Kanagaretnam, McMaster University, & Justin Jin, York University


 

CPA–CAAA Special Education

The following project have received an award from our research grant programs.


Title: Measuring Teaching Effectiveness and does it Lead to Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at AACSB Accredited Business Schools – A Mixed Methords Approach 

Principal Author: Camillo Lento, Lakehead University

Co-Author: Sanobar Anjum, University of Calgary

Awarded: $ 10,000


Title: Accounting Education and Indigenous Peoples: A Systematic Review of the iterature 

Principal Author: Camillo Lento, Lakehead University

Co-Author: Irfan Butt, Lakehead University

Awarded: $ 10,000


Thank you to the Research Grant Sub-Committee.

Ling Chu, Wilfrid Laurier University, Sandy Hilton, University of British Columbia & Janet Morrill, University of Manitoba 


 

CAAA Research Grant

The following project have received an award from our research grant programs.


Title: Shining the Spotlight on the Shifting Sites of Tax Expertise in Canada

Principal Author: Till-Arne, HEC Montreal

Co-Author: Emer Mulligan, National University of Ireland, Galway

Awarded: $6,000


Title: The Role of Organizational Identity in Relative Performance Information Systems for Remote Employees

Principal Author: Christopher Wong, Wilfrid Laurier University

Co-Authors: Joanna Andrejkow, Wilfrid Laurier University & Dorian Lane, University of Waterloo

Awarded: $5,000


Title: Are Big4 the Most Competent Auditors? Evidence from Government Audits

Principal Author: Zvi Singer, HEC Montreal

Co-Authors: Jonathan Cziffra University of New Brunswick, & Jing Zhang, University of Colorado

Awarded: $4,500


Title: Competitive Threat and Strategic Disclosure During the IPO Quiet Period

Principal Author: JingjingZhang, McGill University

Co-Author: Yetaotao Qiu, Concordia University

Awarded: $5,500


Title: The Interplay Pay Satisfaction and Career Prospects in Audit Firms

Principal Author: Elizabeth Peltier, Concordia University

Co-Authors: Ahmad Hammami & Ruscsandra Moldova, Concordia University

Awarded: $4,000


Thank you to the Research Grant Sub-Committee.

Giri Kanagaretnam, York University, Fereshteh Mahmoudian, Simon Fraser University, Tashfeen Sohail,  Brock University, Sylvia H. Hsu, York University, Han-Up Park,  University of Saskatchewaw, Matt Bamber, York University, & Justin Jin, McMaster University


 

CPA Profession – CAAA AI Research Grant (CPA Ontario / CPA Alberta Symposium)

The following project have received an award from our research grant programs.


Title: Earnings Forecast and Machine Predictions

Principal Author: Rajesh Vijayaraghavan, University of British Columbia

Co-Author: Russell Lundholm, University of British Columbia

Awarded: $ 10,000


Thank you to the Research Grant Sub-Committee.

Jamal Nazari, Simon Fraser University, & Gregory Saxton, York University


 

2018 

CPA–CAAA Financial Accounting, Assurance & Tax

The following project have received an award from our research grant programs.


Title: How Does the Involvement of Client Service Partners in an Audit Engagement Contribute to Audit Value Co-Cration?

Principal Author: Richard Fontaine, University of Quebec at Montreal

Co-Author: Natalia Kochetova, Saint Mary's University

Awarded: $8,945


Title: Retributive Justice in Action: An Empirical Examination of Canadian Tax Offenders

Principal Author: Oliver Okafor, Ryerson University

Co-Author: Jonathan Farrar, Ryerson University

Awarded: $6,055


Title: Rationalizing Tax Evasion: The Impact of the Sharing Economy on Tax Compliance

Principal Author: Leslie Berger, Wilfrid Laurier University 

Co-Author: Lan Guo & Tisha King, Wilfrid Laurier University

Awarded: $10,000


Thank you to the Research Grant Sub-Committee.

Walid Ben-Amar, University of Ottawa, Bradley Pomeroy, University of Waterloo, Wenxia Ge, University of Manitoba, Carla Carnaghan, University of Lethbridge & Nourhene Ben Youssef, University of Regina


 

CPA–CAAA Management Accounting, Performance Management, Finance, Governance & Strategy

The following project have received an award from our research grant programs.


Title: The Impact of Data Visualization of Financial Information: An Empirical Study

Principal Author: Anna Czegledi, Conestoga College

Awarded: $7,000


Title: Trust, Control and Fraud Prevention: A Stewardship Perspective

Principal Author: Paulina Arroyo, University of Quebec at Montreal

Co-Author: Nadia Smaili, University of Quebec at Montreal

Awarded: $7,000


Title: Constituting International Supply Chains: The Coalition of Management Control Technology and Network

Principal Author: Claire Deng, Ryerson University

Awarded: $3,000


Thank you to the Research Grant Sub-Committee.

Lilian Chan, McMaster University, Maurice Gosselin, Laval University, & Raili Pollanen, Carleton University


 

CPA–CAAA Special Topics

The following project have received an award from our research grant programs.


Title: "Quel est le rôle de la comptabilité financière dans les entreprises technologique en démarrage ? "

Principal Author: Bertrand Malsch, Queen's University

Co-Authors: Oriane Couchoux, Queen's University & Laurence Daoust, HEC Montreal

Awarded: $9,960


Thank you to the Research Grant Sub-Committee.

Sylvie Héroux, University of Quebec at Montreal, Claire-France Picard, Laval University


 

CPA–CAAA Special Education

The following project have received an award from our research grant programs.


Title: "Les futurs CPA et le développement du savoir-être : perceptions et infulences"

Principal Author: Janie Bérubé, University of Quebec at Rimouski

Co-Author: Annie Brisson, University of Quebec at Rimouski

Awarded: $10,000


Title: How can Management Accounting Become more Relevant to Students in Fashion?

Principal Author: Richard Fontaine, University of Quebec at Montreal

Awarded: $6,000


Title: Promoting Post-Secondary Students' Acquisition of Enabling Competencies Through Enhancing Experiential Learning and Motivational Processes

Principal Author: John Michela, University of Waterloo

Co-Author: Krista Fiolleau, University of Waterloo

Awarded: $2,000


Title: Can the Modern CPA Once Again Own the Information Technology Arena?  A Look at Teaching Data Analytics Online for the Seasoned, Newly Minted, and Soon to be, Chartered Professional Accountant

Principal Author: Wayne Solomon, Redeemer University College

Awarded: $2,000


Thank you to the Research Grant Sub-Committee.

Robert Mathieu, Wilfrid Laurier University, Nicolas Blais, University of Quebec at Rimouski, François Brouard, Carleton University, Irene Wiecek, University of Toronto, Janet Morrill, University of Manitoba, & Ling Chu, Wilfrid Laurier University


 

CAAA Research Grant

The following project have received an award from our research grant programs.


Title: Is it Really a "Fresh Start"? The Impact of Information Quality on the Performance of Companies Emerging from Bankruptcy

Principal Author: Dushyantkumar Vyas, University of Toronto

Awarded: $6,000


Title: Does Emotion Influence Investors Information Search Behavior?

Principal Author: Michael Wynes, Wilfrid Laurier University

Awarded: $9,000


Title: A Theory of Accounting Standards

Principal Author: Alexander Bleck, University of British Columbia

Awarded: $5,000


Thank you to the Research Grant Sub-Committee.

Raj Mashruwala, University of Calgary, Yutao Li, University of Lethbridge, Bertrand Malsch, Queen's University, Regan Schmidt, University of Saskatchewan, Sandy Qu, York University & Jingjing Zhanf, McGill University


 

2017 

CPA–CAAA Financial Accounting, Assurance & Tax

The following project have received an award from our research grant programs.


Title: Proprietary Cost and Financial Reporting Transparency

Principal Author: Baohua Xin, University of Toronto

Awarded: $7,225


Title: The Relevance to Investors of Climate-Related Financial Information from Publically Traded Firms

Principal Author: Caroline Pomare, Mount Allison University

Co-Author: David Lont, Otago University

Awarded: $5,500


Title: The Effects of Inspection Risk and Time Budget Pressure on Auditors' Propensity to Use Specialists and Other Eveidence Collection Decisions

Principal Author: Alexey Lyubimov, Concordia University

Co-Authors: Natalia Kochetova-Kozloski & Christian Pietsch, Saint Mary's University

Awarded: $9,150


Title: Auditing Related Party Transactions: The Effects of PCAOB Auditing Standard No. 18

Principal Author: Songlan (Stella) Peng, York University

Co-Author: Haihao (Ross) Lu, University of Waterloo

Awarded: $5,900


Title: Evolution of Strategic Reporting in Canada and the UK: Effects on Organizational Performance

Principal Author: Natalia Kochetova-Kozloski, Saint Mary's University

Co-Authors: Vasiliki Athanasakou, London School of Economics and Political Science & Georgios Voulgaris, University of Warwick

Awarded: $7,225


Thank you to the Research Grant Sub-Committee.

Carolyn MacTavish, Wilfrid Laurier University, Kirsta Fiolleau, University of Waterloo, Jonathan Farrar, & Thomas Schneider, Ryerson University, Kim Trottier, Simon Fraser University, & Wendy Schultz, University of Alberta 


 

CPA–CAAA Management Accounting, Performance Management, Finance, Governance & Strategy

The following project have received an award from our research grant programs.


Title: Executive Personality Traits as Determinants of Corporate Governance Structure and Firm Performance

Principal Author: Karel Hrazdil, Simon Fraser University

Co-Authors: Irene Gordon & Johnny Jermias, Simon Fraser University

Awarded: $5,000


Title: How Does Corporate Social Responsibility Play a Role in Business Relationship Sustainability and Value Creation?

Principal Author: Bixia Xu, Wilfrid Laurier University

Awarded: $6,000


Title: Planning Under Uncertainty: The Invention and Application of Corridor Budgeting for Enhancing Corporate Planning in Turbulent Times

Principal Author: Matthäus Tekathen, Concordia University

Awarded: $9,000


Thank you to the Research Grant Sub-Committee.

Suresh Kalagnanam, University of Saskatchewan, Yee-Ching Lilian, McMaster University, Eksa Kilfoyle, University of Windsor & Barbara J. Sainty, Brock University


 

CPA–CAAA Special Topics

No grants were awarded for the CPA–CAAA Special Topics of 2017.

 

CPA–CAAA Special Education

The following project have received an award from our research grant programs.


Title: What are the Necessary Communication and Teamwork Competencies for CPA Graduates- and How Can We Teach These Skills in the Canadian CPA Program?

Principal Author: Richard Fontaine, University of Quebec at Montreal

Co-Author: Hanen Khemakhem, University of Quebec at Montreal

Awarded: $7,500


Title: " Le cas Livent – pourquoi les auditeurs ont-ils été accusés de négligence et qu'en serait-il en 2017 ? "

Principal Author: Angélique Malo, University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières

Co-Author: Cynthia Courtois, University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières

Awarded: $4,000


Thank you to the Research Grant Sub-Committee.

François Brouard, Carleton University, Fred Phillips, University of Saskatchewan, Mélanie Roussy, Laval University & Jo-Anne Ryan, Laurentian University


 

CAAA Research Grant

The following project have received an award from our research grant programs.


Title: The Influence of Technology on Accountants' Ethical Blindness: How Recognition of an Ethical Dilemma Varies Across Task Complexity

Principal Author: Krista Fiolleau, University of Waterloo

Co-Author: Linda Thorne, York University

Awarded: $6,667


Title: Does Disclosing Engagement Partner Identity in the US Improve Audit Quality for Non-US Clients of Foreign Auditors?

Principal Author: Ke Wang, University of Alberta

Co-Author: Simon Y. K. Fung, Deaking University

Awarded: $6,667


Title: Audit Committee Diversity and Timeliness of Restated Earnings Disclosure

Principal Author: Nourhene Ben Youssef, University of Regina

Co-Author: Claude Francoeur, HEC Montreal

Awarded: $6,667


Thank you to the Research Grant Sub-Committee.

Susan McCracken, McMaster University, Daniel Coulombe, Laval University, Joanne C. Jones, York University, & Leslie Berger, Wilfrid Laurier University


 

2016 

CPA–CAAA Financial Accounting, Assurance & Tax

The following project have received an award from our research grant programs.


Title: The Association Between CEO Pay Ratio and Stock Price Crash Risks

Principal Author: Wenjun (Jenny) Zhang, Dalhousie University

Awarded: $6,750


Title: " Cinq ans après l'adoption des IFRS : la conformité de la pratique des entreprises canadiennes à la normalisation "

Principal Author: Houda Affes, University of Quebec Distance Learning

Awarded: $6,750


Title: Executive Pay Disparity and the Pricing of Audit Services

Principal Author: Wenxia Ge, University of Manitoba

Awarded: $6,750


Thank you to the Research Grant Sub-Committee. 


 

CPA–CAAA Management Accounting, Performance Management, Finance, Governance & Strategy

The following project have received an award from our research grant programs.


Title: Budgeting at Ontario Universities – Does Strategy Matter?

Principal Author: Staci A. Kenno, Brock University

Co-Authors: Michelle Lau & Barbara Sainty, Brock University

Awarded: $10,000


Title: Strategic Adaptation and Risk Management in the Oil and Gas Industry

Principal Author: Mark Anderson, University of Calgary

Co-Authors: Yan Ma, University of Calgary, Rajiv Banker, Temple University, & R. Murray Lindsay, University of Lethbridge

Awarded: $10,000


Thank you to the Research Grant Sub-Committee.

Emilio Boulianne, Majidul Islam, & Jieun Chung Concordia University, Marie-Josée, University of Quebec at Montreal


 

CPA–CAAA Special Topics

The following project have received an award from our research grant programs.


Title: Corporate Governance Requirements: Have they Given Rise to a Red Tape Era?

Principal Author: Sylvie Héroux, University of Quebec at Montreal

Co-Author: Mélanie Roussy, Laval University

Awarded: $5,000


Title: The Impact of Monetary Incentives and Deontic Justice on Whistleblowing Reporting to Tax Agencies

Principal Author: Leslie Berger, Wilfrid Laurier University

Co-Authors: Jonathan Farrar, Ryerson University & Linda Thorne, York University

Awarded: $5,000


Title: Displacing Reciprocity: Managing Negative Reciprocal Tendencies Through Control System Design

Principal Author: Krista Fiolleau, University of Waterloo

Co-Authors: Greg Richins & Christopher Wong, University of Waterloo

Awarded: $5,000


Thank you to the Research Grant Sub-Committee.


 

CPA–CAAA Special Education

No grants were awarded for the CPA–CAAA Special Education in 2016

CAAA Research Grant

The following project have received an award from our research grant programs.


Title: The Core Components of Goodwill and Goodwill Impairments

Principal Author: MaryJane Rabier, McGill University

Awarded: $5,000


Title: A Dual-Process Model of Analytical Engagement in Auditing: Detectin in Consistencies Between Other Information in Annual Reports, Financial Statements, and the Auditor's Knowledge Obtained During the Audit

Principal Author: Christian Piesch, Saint Mary's University

Co-Author: Natalia Kochetova-Kozloski, Saint Mary's University

Awarded: $8,000


Title: Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills, Strategic Reasoning Training, and Auditor Skepticism

Principal Author: Natalia Kochetova-Kozloski, Saint Mary's University

Co-Author: Mohamed Drira, Saint Mary's University

Awarded: $7,000 


Thank you to the Research Grant Sub-Committee.

Kiridaran Kanagaretnam, York University, Sophie Audousset-Coulier, Concordia University, Matthew Sooy, University of Western Ontario, & Robert Mathieu, Wilfrid Laurier University