The Lazaridis Institute Prize for Best Paper on Accounting Issues Affecting High-Growth Technology Firms

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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.

2019 Winners of the Lazaridis Institute Prize


Karel Hrazdil, Fereshteh Mahmoudian & Jamal Nazari, Simon Fraser University, "How do Big Five Personality Traits Relate to Corporate Social Responsibility Performance."

Honourable Mention:

David Godsell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Boonchun Jung, University of Hawaii, & Devan Mescall, University of Saskatchewan, "Real Effects of Investor Relations."

2018 Winners of the Lazaridis Institute Prize


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;
  • Governance;
  • 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