Qualitative Methods Symposium on Auditing, Governance, and Professionalism in Context

Qualitative Methods Symposium

We are pleased to announce that a second edition of the Qualitative Methods Symposium on Auditing, Governance, and Professionalism in context will be held as part of the 2023 CAAA Conference in Québec City.* The objective of the symposium is to promote the development of qualitative research and offer a positive space for scholars from all horizons and background to present their research. We acknowledge the support of the CPA Ontario Centre for Corporate Reporting and Professionalism at Queen’s University.

*The symposium will proceed in-person in June 2023 with hybrid options available.

When conducting research, qualitative scholars collect a wide variety and great volume of empirical materials. Making sense of these materials in a meaningful way which can enrich extant understandings of the issues at hand presents a significant and often challenging task.

The aim of the Symposium is to provide a platform where we can discuss experiences of conducting qualitative research in accounting/auditing and share some ideas relating to the development of qualitative research papers.

8:20 a.m. -
8:30 a.m.
Welcome from the Symposium organizers

Bertrand Malsch (Queen’s University) and Anna Samsonova-Taddei (HEC Montréal)

8:30 a.m. -
9:10 a.m.
Turbulent times for Big 4 firms: The disruption of the audit heterotopia

Oriane Couchoux (Carleton University) and Laurence Daoust (HEC Montréal)

9:15 a.m. -
9:55 a.m.
Performing complex audit tasks: Towards a revised perspective on the structure vs. judgement dichotomy

Sameh Amer (University of Manchester), Anna Samsonova-Taddei (HEC Montréal) and Omiros Georgiou (University of Birmingham)

Coffee Break
10:15 a.m. -
10:55 a.m.
Anomie and survival: On professional judgement in times of social unrest

Erica Pimentel (Queen’s University), Soraya Bel Hadj Ali (KEDGE Business School) and Cédric Lesage (Concordia University)

11:00 a.m. -
11:40 a.m.
Feeling as outsiders: Small practitioners’ reactions to the independence rule

Claire-France Picard (Université Laval), Cynthia Courtois (Université Laval), Sylvain Durocher (University of Ottawa) and Angélique Malo (Université du Québec à Trois-Rivères)

12:45 p.m. -
1:25 p.m.
Plenary session: How to deal effectively with journal rejections

Anna Samsonova-Taddei (HEC Montréal) and Bertrand Malsch (Queen’s University)

1:30 p.m. -
2:10 p.m.
Accounting standards as drivers of resilience: The case of charities in the United Kingdom

Rani Suliman (HEC Montréal)

2:15 p.m. -
2:55 p.m.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion in the accounting profession: Individual auditor experiences and contributions

Emily Griffith (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Kathryn Holmstrom (Iowa State University) and Carissa Malone (North Carolina State University)

Coffee Break
3:15 p.m. -
3:55 p.m.
(Giving up) on being an ‘ideal worker’ in a ‘greedy institution’: Accountants’ observations on mental health

Merridee Bujaki (Carleton University), Darlene Himick (University of Ottawa) and Suzanne Paquette (Université Laval)

4:00 p.m. -
4:40 p.m.
Managing attention with accounting information : A configurational perspective on transparency

Stefan Edlinger-Bach (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

Symposium close
In-Person Location

Room 204B, Conference Centre

Details on How to Connect to the Event Remotely

Please join this session via Zoom Events

We would like to thank the CPA Ontario Centre for Corporate Reporting and Professionalism at Queen’s University for their support of this Symposium.

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