Calls for Papers

The CAAA presents external calls for papers in English and French for the benefit of members. This does not necessarily indicate that the organizing institution accepts papers in both languages or that a conference is delivered in both languages. Please check the external institution’s submission information.


Alternative Accounts Conference 2018

Call for Papers: Alternative Accounts Conference 2018

Alternative Accounts Conference 2018

CPA International Research Chair in Management Control, HEC Montréal

Submission deadline: February 2, 2018

Dates: May 11 and 12, 2018

Venue: HEC Montréal, QC

The Alternative Accounts Conference brings together accounting faculty and doctoral students from North America and beyond who are interested in alternative accounting research. The Conference especially aims to increase accounting researchers’ awareness of the diverse areas of research belonging to the “alternative” paradigm of accounting research, and to provide a forum to discuss these studies from a variety of viewpoints – in a constructive environment. This conference rotates between Alberta, Ontario and Québec. The Emerging Scholars Colloquium (Thursday, May 10, 2018) will precede the main conference. The Colloquium aims to provide doctoral students and emerging researchers with the opportunity to discuss their work with other doctoral students and established scholars in the field.

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For more information, please email Caroline Lambert (514-340-7794) or Samuel Sponem (514-340-7019).


U.S. and International

2018 BAFA Annual Conference with Doctoral Masterclasses

Call for papers/abstracts

We invite submissions of full papers on any topic from academics, final-year PhD students, and practitioners in the disciplines of accounting and finance.

The deadline for online submissions is 5 December 2017 and the submissions system will open on 1 September 2017.

You can either download the appropriate PDF from the links below, or visit the conference web page.

We will be updating the conference web page over the next few months, and remember to follow BAFA on Twitter @BAFA_UK for updates on BAFA conferences and other news.

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Conference 2018

Submission deadline: January 15, 2018

The IPA conference is an established forum for research into the social, political and organisational aspects of accounting theory and practice.

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Consistent with its interdisciplinary agenda, the IPA conference brings together accounting researchers with broad social science interests from other disciplines such as anthropology, history, sociology, philosophy, and political economy. The conference welcomes papers that discuss the broad scope of accounting from a variety of theoretical perspectives. The organisers aim to highlight emerging intellectual and social issues and encourage new agendas, as well as stimulate debate within and between established paradigms.

A distinctive feature of the IPA conference is the constructive evaluation that each paper receives. All submissions are double-blind reviewed and each accepted paper is presented by a discussant, not the author.

The parallel sessions are 45 minutes long and comprise the discussant’s presentation of the paper (20 minutes), the author’s response (10 minutes) and open discussion (15 minutes). Reviewers and discussants are central to the continuing success of the IPA conference and we encourage wide participation through the discussant process.

Accounting and Finance Special Issue: Qualitative Accounting Research

Accounting & Finance
Special issue: Qualitative Accounting Research

Paper submission deadline: 31 January 2018

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The journal Accounting & Finance is calling for papers for a special issue dedicated to qualitative accounting research. The aims of this special issue are to:

1. Encourage excellence in qualitative research;

2. Support qualitative researchers, including those who are AFAANZ members, especially the Qualitative Research in Accounting Network members; and

3. Reaffirm that Accounting & Finance is ready and committed to assessing and publishing qualitative research.

Qualitative accounting research is important because it removes the abstractness of accounting numbers and demonstrates how accounting impacts on people and society (Robson, 1992; Dumay and Rooney, 2016). As a social science, qualitative accounting research explores how accounting influences ordinary lives through understanding how accounting can have beneficial, and sometimes harmful outcomes (see Baker and Hayes, 2004; Carnegie and Napier, 2010). If we are to assure society that accounting also serves the needs of society then we need to advance qualitative accounting research and continue to promote its relevance (Parker, 2012). Through understanding how accounting touches our everyday lives we can appreciate how it is a vital technology that serves both the interests of business, other organisations, and the society in which it operates.

The guest editors of the special issue encourage submissions from diverse perspectives and encourage authors to develop research papers that represent cutting edge state-of-the-art qualitative accounting research of an empirical nature, or introduce new theories, methodologies and research methods that can be applied in qualitative accounting research.

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Guest Editors:

Charl de Villiers
The University of Auckland

John Dumay
Macquarie University

The Journal of Insurance Issues: The Official Journal of the Western and Southern Risk and Insurance Associations

The Journal of Insurance Issues, established in 1977, welcomes original article submissions of analytic or empirical merit in the areas of insurance, risk, and related disciplines. The JII is a double-blind, peer-reviewed academic journal. All issues of the Journal of Insurance Issues are available online through JSTOR

Manuscripts must not have been published in, or submitted for concurrent review with another journal. Successful authors will be required to submit the final version of their papers in MS Word and to assign copyright to the Journal’s publisher.

In addition to JSTOR, the Journal is listed in Cabell’s and is also found in ProQuest, EconLit, RePec. Each year, one particularly outstanding article from JII is selected for the prestigious Donald Hardigree Award. For more information about the submission and review process, the JII, or its sponsoring associations, see the Journal website. All submissions should be sent to

Yu-Luen Ma and Nat Pope

Co-Editors, Journal of Insurance Issues


2018 AFAANZ Annual Conference

2018 AFAANZ Annual Conference

Conference dates: July 1-3, 2018

Submission deadline: February 18, 2018

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This is the first call for papers for the 2018 AFAANZ Conference to be held in Auckland, New Zealand. Papers are invited in the broad areas of accounting, finance, auditing, corporate governance, accounting information systems, accounting education, ethics, corporate social responsibility, behavioural finance, tax and related topics.

Papers should conform to the style and format of Accounting and Finance, an AFAANZ journal. All papers will be subject to blind peer review so please ensure that there are no author details mentioned in your paper.

Further details regarding the submission of papers will be made available in the September 2017 issue of the AFAANZ Newsletter and on the AFAANZ website.

Papers must be submitted by Sunday, 18 February 2018, 5pm AEST. Late submissions will NOT be accepted under any circumstances so please allow adequate time to complete our online submission process.

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Journal of Accounting Research Conference 2018

53rd Annual (2018) Journal of Accounting Research Conference

The Role of Gate-Keepers in Accounting

Submission deadline: December 1, 2017

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The 2018 Journal of Accounting Research conference will be held at the Booth School of Business of the University of Chicago on May 11-12, 2018.

The 2018 conference aims to bring together scholars to discuss current issues relating to the interactions of gate-keepers with accounting. We invite the submission of theoretical, empirical, field and clinical studies related to the conference topic. We encourage papers across a broad range of topics related to the role of gate-keepers in accounting.

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22nd Annual Financial Reporting and Business Communication Conference

Submission deadline: April 20, 2018 for all papers (please mark as FULL or DEVELOPMENTAL)

We are pleased to announce the 22nd annual Financial Reporting and Business Communication (FRBC) Conference organised by the University of Bristol and the BAFA FARSIG. This is the premier conference of its kind worldwide and attracts an international audience. The conference, supported by ICAEW charitable trusts, comprises parallel full paper with discussants; developmental paper sessions and a doctoral stream.

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The conference addresses key areas of interest to accounting academics and practitioners and includes:

  • The role financial reporting and corporate governance in capital markets
  • The purpose of the modern corporate report and the effectiveness of financial reporting standards
  • Accounting measurement and disclosure; Sustainable, integrated and environmental reporting
  • The composition and format of corporate reports and the role of the visual
  • Corporate reporting and accountability in the private and public sectors

Papers are invited on these topics and on all aspects of financial reporting and business communication to include empirical, theoretical and conceptual papers as well as case studies and experimental studies.

For doctoral students wishing to present in the doctoral stream, a 500 word abstract should be submitted by 31 March 2018. A Sue Hrasky Scholarship is available for 2018 to doctoral students in the doctoral stream.

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Contacts: Mike Jones     Stuart Cooper

Journal of Management Studies (JMS): special issue on Challenges and Opportunities in the Sharing Economy

Submissions Open Between : November 15, 2017 and January 15, 2018

This special issue explores how, when, why, where and under what conditions an emerging form of collaborative consumption, popularly known as the “sharing economy” affects the creation and capture of value. The sharing economy (a.k.a. shareconomy, access, collaborative, and peer economy) refers to a class of economic arrangements in which asset owners and users mutualize access to the products or services associated with these assets (Lamberton & Rose, 2012; Sundararajan, 2016). Fueled in part by advances in information technology and excess resources, the sharing economy is now recognized as offering easy and broad connection with customers and suppliers.

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This Special Issue (SI) aims to explore and explain how, why and when the sharing economy affects consumers, business competition, and regulators. The SI also aim to shed light on how the sharing economy addresses problems of profit making, trust building, and market legitimacy in both B2B and B2C markets. In the sharing economy, the roles of suppliers, buyers, and users tend to blur and overlap as parties build platforms to share their resources (Belk, 2014; Williamson & De Meyer, 2012). Academic research, however, has yet to explain, especially theoretically how multisided platforms overcome these challenge while increasing asset accessibility and maximize the value of resources. As the sharing economy challenges how businesses are organized and governed, it creates opportunities for scholars to assess management theories, labor laws, practices and the nature of for profit and nonprofit enterprises (Davis, 2016).

Special Issue Workshop: To enhance the Special Issue, we hope to hold a Manuscript DevelopmentWorkshop to authors whose papers received an invitation to revise and resubmit (R&R). During the Workshop (to be held in May 2018; location to be announced), the authors of R&R manuscripts will present and discuss their papers with other attendees and some of the guest editors. Note that presentation at the workshop does not guarantee acceptance of a paper for publication in JMS and that attending the workshop is not a precondition for acceptance into the Special Issue.

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Submissions should be made to Margaret Turner

Questions should be directed to the guest editors, whose contact details may be found in the call for papers.

International Conference of the Journal of International Accounting Research

International Conference of the Journal of International Accounting Research (JIAR)

Submission deadline: January 31, 2018

Papers may be submitted in one of two tracks: Plenary Session submissions or Concurrent Session Submissions.

Submissions should be directed via email to:

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