The prize, which constitutes a plaque and $2,000, is awarded at the CAAA Awards Lunch at the Association's Annual Conference. The winner also enjoys a complimentary registration to the 2019 Annual Conference.
Kwangjin Lee, Michigan State University, for "Social Media Disclosure and Analysts as Information Intermediaries".
Dongyoung Lee, McGill University earned an Honourable Mention for "Technological Innovation, Voluntary Financial Disclosure, and Future Sales Growth".
The Lazaridis Institute Prize is awarded to the paper that, in the interpretation of the Prize Committee, best addresses issues relevant to technology companies (and/or the use of technology by companies) in an accounting context, with topics including but not limited to:
- Firm growth
- Firm decision making
- Firms in transition, including the impact of venture capital, IPO and M&A activities;
- Innovation, including the use of automation in auditing or accounting;
- Financial reporting.
The call for submissions will accompany the Call for Papers for the 2019 CAAA Annual Conference, in late Fall 2018.
About the Lazaridis Institute
The Lazaridis Institute was established to help Canadian technology companies become globally competitive. It helps firms reach their next level of growth through innovative new programs and a global network of expert mentors. It conducts insightful research to develop new knowledge about management as it relates to technology companies. As part of the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University, it creates links between international research, best practices in global scaling and curriculum to directly benefit our students.
2019 Lazaridis Prize Committee
Bruce McConomy, Wilfrid Laurier University
Mark Anderson, University of Calgary
Ganesh Vaidyanathan, University of Saskatchewan