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.


Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management Special Issue

Enabling and Coercive Controls in the 21st Century: Revisiting Adler & Borys

Guest editors: Erik Strauss (Witten/Herdecke University, Germany) & Sophie Tessier (HEC Montreal)

The aim of this special issue is to revisit Adler and Borys’ (1996) framework and to reconceptualise its theoretical arguments against the backdrop of contemporary organisational and societal developments.

20 years ago, Adler and Borys (A&B) wrote a seminal article about two types of bureaucracy, i.e. enabling and coercive. Their idea of enabling and coercive bureaucracies inspired over 1,500 studies (GoogleScholar citations) to investigate the ambivalent role of “workflow formalization” from different perspective such as accounting, operations research, marketing or general management and, thereby, bridged the boundaries of accounting and management studies. In particular, since its impartation to accounting research by Ahrens and Chapman (2004), it has become a major theoretical framework to analyse accounting and control aspects in organisations.

View the full Call for Papers and Topics of Interest

The purpose of this special issue is to revisit A&B’s enabling and coercive bureaucracy framework in light of contemporary issues, as well as expand our conceptual understanding of these concepts.

Tentative Schedule:

  • Manuscript submissions: June 30, 2017
  • Accepted papers are expected to be published in mid to end-2018.
  • All papers are subject to the usual double-blind review process of QRAM.

Contact the editors for further details about the special issue:

Erik Strauss
Sophie Tessier




Conference on the Convergence of Financial and Managerial Accounting Research

2017 Conference on the Convergence of Financial and Managerial Accounting Research

 Announcement and Call for Papers

Conference Dates: June 19-21, 2017

Submission deadline: February 15, 2017

We invite you to join us in the magnificent Canadian Rockies for the 2017 Conference on the Convergence of Financial and Managerial Accounting Research. The conference venue is the world-famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, located in the heart of Banff National Park. The conference will take place June 19-21, 2017. Participants should plan on arriving on Sunday, June 18 and departing on Thursday, June 22. A Banff area excursion will also be organized.

This year’s conference is co-hosted by the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary and the Center for Accounting and Information Technology at the Fox School of Business, Temple University, and it promises to be an exciting adventure indoors and out. Building on the momentum of the annual Temple Accounting Conference, now in its 7th year, the 2017 conference brings together accounting scholars interested in numerous topics common to both financial and managerial accounting.

The goals of the conference are to explore state-of-the-art practices, showcase cutting-edge research and discuss thought-provoking questions at the interface of financial and managerial accounting. Leading accounting researchers and business executives will be featured as keynote speakers in plenary talks and panel discussions. A special opportunity will be provided to doctoral students to present their research in a supportive setting.


The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2017. Research papers on related themes, teaching innovations, and proposals for panel discussions are welcome. Submissions by early-career researchers, including doctoral students, are encouraged. Papers and proposals should be submitted via email to


ASAC Annual Conference 2017

The Administrative Sciences Association of Canada invites you to submit a
paper, case, or symposium proposal for its 45th Annual Conference.

Conference dates: May 29 - June 1 2017

Submission deadline: 12:00 noon Eastern Standard Time, February 17, 2017.

HEC Montreal is very excited to host the 2017 conference of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC). In 2017, we will celebrate the 375th anniversary of the city of Montréal and the 110th anniversary of HEC Montréal. The conference theme: “Digital Economies and Cities” highlights the growing importance of technology and information exchanges between community stakeholders including governments,
enterprises, and citizens.

Original papers, written in English or French and not previously published or presented elsewhere, should be submitted to the appropriate division (outlined in the submission guidelines).

Download the Call for Papers and Submission Guidelines

To submit, you will need (or need to set up) an EasyChair account.

2017 Critical Perspectives on Accounting Conference / Congrès 2017 Critical Perspectives on Accounting

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2017 Critical Perspectives on Accounting Conference

Université Laval, Québec City, Canada

Main conference: July 3-5, 2017

Emerging Scholars Colloquium: July 2, 2017

Deadline for submission of full papers (main conference and ESC): January 31, 2017

The Critical Perspectives on Accounting Conference brings together accounting faculty, doctoral students and researchers from other disciplines who are interested in critical accounting research. The Conference is held every three years. It aims to build and consolidate the network of active supporters of critical accounting scholarship. The Conference also seeks to encourage critical reflexivity on the development of accounting prescriptions and the practice of accounting in a world facing a multitude of challenges. Further, the Conference aims to generate substantive conversations on how accounting might be improved in the hope of constructing a better and fairer world.

Research areas of interest to the Conference are as follows (this list is indicative and not exhaustive):

* Financial accounting’s role in the processes of international capital formation, including its impact on stock market stability and international banking activities

* Management accounting’s role in organizing the labor process

* The relationship between accounting and the state in various social formations

* Studies of accounting’s historical role, as a means of “remembering” the subject’s social and conflictual character

* The role (and consequences) of sustainability accounting in promoting discourses and images consistent with the claim of corporate social responsibility

* Studies aiming to question and deconstruct corporate governance discourses and practices

* The role of tax regulation and practices in engendering social inequities

* The power of the accounting establishment in promoting neoliberalism and financialization

* Accounting’s role in globalization processes

* Antagonisms between the social and private character of accounting

* Accounting’s role in gender, class, racial, and ethnic conflicts in the workplace and society

The CPA Conference aims to stimulate an inclusive and energizing atmosphere. All papers will be reviewed before being accepted to the Conference. A discussant will be assigned if the paper is accepted. By submitting a paper you agree that you, or one of your co-authors, a) may be asked to review a paper submitted to the Conference; b) will present your own paper during the Conference; and c) will discuss another paper during the Conference (note: “b” and “c” only apply to authors whose papers are accepted to the Conference).

Authors will be notified of the organizing committee’s decision by February 28, 2017.

For more information, please visit the Conference’s website, or contact the following:

CPA Conference:

Yves Gendron, Henri Guénin & Mélanie Roussy for conference inquiries.

Emerging Scholars Colloquium: Marion Brivot



Congrès 2017 Critical Perspectives on Accounting

Université Laval, Québec, Canada

Congrès : 3 au 5 juillet 2017

Colloque des jeunes universitaires : 2 juillet 2017

Échéance pour la soumission des documents de recherche complets (congrès et colloque) : 31 janvier 2017

Le congrès triennal Critical Perspectives on Accounting (CPA) réunit des professeurs de comptabilité ainsi que des doctorants et des chercheurs issus d’autres disciplines qui s’intéressent à la recherche critique en comptabilité. Il a pour but de bâtir et de consolider le réseau des promoteurs actifs de la recherche critique en comptabilité. Le congrès vise également à encourager la réflexion critique sur l’élaboration des prescriptions comptables et l’exercice de la comptabilité dans le contexte de la multiplicité des enjeux mondiaux. Il est en outre destiné à stimuler des entretiens de fond sur les façons d’améliorer la comptabilité dans le but de construire un monde meilleur et plus équitable.

Les sujets de recherche d’intérêt pour le congrès sont les suivants (cette liste est présentée à titre indicatif et n’est pas exhaustive) :

* Le rôle de la comptabilité générale dans les processus de formation du capital à l’échelle internationale, notamment son incidence sur la stabilité des marchés boursiers et les activités bancaires internationales

* Le rôle de la comptabilité de gestion dans l’organisation du travail

* La relation entre la comptabilité et l’État dans diverses formations sociales

* Les études portant sur le rôle historique de la comptabilité comme mécanisme de « remémoration » du caractère social et conflictuel du sujet

* Le rôle (et les conséquences) de la comptabilisation du développement durable dans les images et les discours promotionnels associés à la revendication par l’entreprise d’un comportement socialement responsable

* Les études visant à remettre en question et à déconstruire les discours et les pratiques de gouvernance d’entreprise

* Le rôle de la réglementation et des pratiques fiscales dans la création d’iniquités sociales

* Le pouvoir de l’establishment comptable dans la promotion du néolibéralisme et de la financiarisation

* Le rôle de la comptabilité dans les processus de mondialisation

* Les antagonismes entre le caractère social et privé de la comptabilité

* Le rôle de la comptabilité dans les conflits de genre et de classe ainsi que les conflits raciaux et ethniques en milieu de travail et dans la société

L’ambiance du congrès CPA se veut intégratrice et dynamique. Toutes les propositions de communication seront examinées avant d’être acceptées. Un participant désigné jouera le rôle  de commentateur pour chaque proposition de communication acceptée. En soumettant une proposition de communication, vous et vos coauteurs convenez des conditions suivantes : a) vous pourrez être appelés à examiner une communication proposée ; b) vous présenterez votre propre communication dans le cadre du congrès ; et c) vous commenterez une autre communication dans le cadre du congrès (à noter que les conditions b) et c) ne s’appliquent qu’aux auteurs dont les propositions de communication ont été retenues).

Les auteurs seront avisés de la décision du comité organisateur au plus tard le 28 février 2017.

Pour de plus amples informations, nous vous invitons à visiter le site Web du congrès ou à communiquer avec les personnes suivantes :

Congrès CPA :

Yves Gendron, Henri Guénin & Mélanie Roussy qui répondront aux demandes de renseignements au sujet du congrès.

Colloque des jeunes universitaires : Marion Brivot

U.S. and International

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


The University of Illinois / Deloitte Tax Symposium XV

Call for Papers

Deadline for paper submissions: May 29, 2017

The Fifteenth Symposium on Tax Research sponsored by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Deloitte Tax LLP will be held in Chicago, Illinois, on Friday, September 29, 2017 (evening reception on Thursday, September 28). The goal of the Symposium is to bring together scholars, practitioners, and regulators working on current issues in taxation. For examples of prior successful programs, please visit the Symposium website.

A Doctoral Consortium will precede the Symposium on Thursday, September 28 in the afternoon. The aim of the Consortium is to help develop doctoral students’ presentation and critical thinking skills in an informative and collaborative environment.

See Topics and Download Call for Papers

Questions? Email Petro Lisowsky, Chair