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).


CSEAR North America Conference 2018

The 2018 CSEAR North America Conference will be hosted by the School of Accounting and Finance, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, from 20 to 22 June 2018.

Deadline for submissions: March 18, 2018

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The Congress will be a deliberately informal gathering of researchers, teachers, students and practitioners concerned with social and environmental accounting, teaching and research in the very widest sense. Interdisciplinary submissions are encouraged. Its emphasis is on a high level of interaction, discussion and debate in a friendly, supportive and relaxed atmosphere. Attendees are likely to include academics, practitioners and doctoral students at all levels of experience, and involved with all aspects of social, environmental and sustainability theory and practice in accounting and other disciplines. Both full and research-in-progress papers are welcomed.


This event is being sponsored by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Ontario. Registration for the symposium is free, and those taking part in the CSEAR NA Congress are encouraged to take part in the Symposium on June 20th, 2018.

Best Paper contest - Public Sector and Not-for-profit Accounting
Two prizes of $2,500 Canadian will be awarded in two categories: (1) Emerging Scholars, being PhD Students and tenure track faculty no more than 3 years post Ph.D. as of June 20th, 2018 and (2) Established Scholars, being all others. The categories refer to the main author, co-authors may be from outside of each category. Papers must be in the area of public sector or not-for-profit accounting, meant in the broadest sense. Effectively, anything not specifically on the for-profit sector is welcome, although public-private partnerships and issues around privatization certainly apply. The winning papers will be presented by the authors as part of the Symposium.

The theme for the morning of the Symposium (10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.) is "Accounting and Accountability in Canada's First Nations: Issues and Developments". It will open with an address from a key government official in this area and continue with a round table discussion. Key members of the government and Canada’s First Nations communities will be taking part. The theme is motivated by recent reports out of the offices of both the Canadian and Ontario Auditor Generals’ offices highlighting issues in this area for First Nations in Canada. In the afternoon, the winners of the Best Paper contests will present their research papers. Lunch will be included as part of the symposium, and registration is free.

PhD Students

One of the main objectives of the 7th Congress is to provide a supportive environment for PhD students to present their research.  A number of full bursaries (which mean free registrations!) provided by CPA Ontario and the Erivan K. Schulich Chair in Business & Sustainability (at the Schulich School of Business) are available so please contact the conference organizer as soon as possible. PhD students granted full bursaries must attend the symposium on June 20th.

Critical Perspectives on Accounting Special Issue: Critical Auditing Studies


“Critical Auditing Studies: Adopting a Critical Lens toward Contemporary Audit Discourse, Practice and Regulation”

Deadline for submissions: March 29, 2019

Recent decades have seen significant growth in interpretive studies of contemporary audit practice and regulation. This literature has provided valuable insights into the ongoing developments in the audit field, documenting, among other things, the shifting culture within audit firms and the proliferation of the commercialistic values and incentives; motivations for, dynamics and consequences of changes in audit technology; and individual audit practitioner’s and firm’s responses to the challenges presented by the changing regulatory environments, at both national and transnational levels (Cooper & Robson, 2006; Robson, Humphrey, Khalifa & Jones, 2007; Malsch & Gendron, 2013; Spence & Carter, 2014). While substantially enhancing our understanding of auditing as a social and organizational phenomenon, much of the literature has taken a predominantly explanatory stance on the above developments where scholars observe and make sense of, rather than critically appraise the significance and potential ramifications of, these dynamics and events. There is therefore a risk that, despite the growing scholarly interest in the backstage of audit work and the conduct and governance of audit firms, we are losing sight of the “bigger picture”, such as the implications of the above for the role and societal relevance of the audit function, the standing of auditing in a multi-disciplinary audit firm context, and the future of auditing as a profession.

This special issue provides an opportunity to engage in a critically-flavored yet constructive debate about auditing and the direction it is taking.

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Manuscripts should be submitted electronically. The guest editors welcome enquiries from those who are interested in submitting. All papers will be reviewed in accordance with the normal processes of Critical Perspectives on Accounting. It is anticipated that this special issue will be published in 2021.

Any queries or enquiries about the special issue should be directed to Anna Samsonova-Taddei.

U.S. and International

28th Audit & Assurance Conference, BAFA Auditing Special Interest Group

28th Audit and Assurance Conference

May 24-25, 2018, Dublin, Ireland

Deadline for submissions: January 12, 2018

The 28th Audit & Assurance Conference, organised annually by the Auditing Special Interest Group (ASIG) of the British Accounting & Finance Association (BAFA), will be held in Dublin, Ireland, on May 24-25, 2018.  

The conference is sponsored by ICAEW, ICAS and ICAI. The conference organisation is also supported by Aston University Business School.  

The conference offers a unique mix of distinguished expert speakers in the areas of auditing and assurance (incl. audit education) and it provides highlights of the latest unpublished academic research on auditing and assurance. The conference also addresses critical auditing issues arising from the recent discussions and developments by various regulatory bodies.      
Please consider submitting a paper or attending the conference (especially if you are planning to attend the European Accounting Association conference in Milan, Italy that is held few days later).
For more details about the call for papers, please either email ilias G Basioudis ( or access the following website:

AAA Public Interest Section 2018 Conference

2018 Conference of the Public Interest Section and Doctoral/New Scholar Consortium

Deadline for submissions: Friday, January 12, 2018.

The Public Interest Section of the American Accounting Association will hold a Midyear Meeting on March 23 - 24, 2018 at the Swissôtel in Chicago, Illinois.

  • Doctoral/New Scholar Consortium:  Friday Morning, March 23 
  • Regular Meeting and research conference:  Friday afternoon and Saturday, March 23-24

The theme for the AAA Public Interest Section is how accounting research and education advance the public interest.  Advancing the public interest is defined, broadly, as research focused on the societal impact of accounting and its relationship to political, social/organizational and economic issues at the local, national and global levels.

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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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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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