Qualitative Methods Symposium on Auditing, Governance, and Professionalism in Context

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We are pleased to announce that a third edition of the Qualitative Methods Symposium on Auditing, Governance, and Professionalism in context will be held as part of the 2024 CAAA Conference in Halifax. The objective of the symposium is to promote the development of qualitative research and offer a positive space for scholars from all horizons and background to present their research. We acknowledge the support of the CPA Ontario Centre for Corporate Reporting and Professionalism at Queen’s University.

8:20 a.m. -
8:30 a.m.
Welcome from the Symposium organizers

Bertrand Malsch (Queen’s University) and Anna Samsonova-Taddei (HEC Montréal)

8:30 a.m. -
9:10 a.m.
Human issues with a silencing technology: A case study of tacit coordination behind blockchain and smart contracts

Mélissa Fortin (UQAM) and Kai DeMott (Concordia University)

9:15 a.m. -
9:55 a.m.
Auditing the going concern assumption: Unfoding uncertainty and imaginaries

Sameh Amer (University of Manchester), Anna Samsonova-Taddei (HEC Montréal) and Omiros Georgiou (University of Birmingham)

Coffee Break
10:15 a.m. -
10:55 a.m.
Social construction and political struggles in the auditors’ evaluation process in the Big 4 firms

Claire Garnier (KEDGE Business School), Sébastien Stenger (ISG) and Thomas Roulet (University of Cambridge)

11:00 a.m. -
11:40 a.m.
Being “Big” in a small economy: Community capital and local culture in Newfoundland professional service firms

Ryan Stack (Acadia University)and Bertrand Malsch (Queen’s University)

12:45 p.m. -
1:25 p.m.
Plenary session: "Qualitative Wizards and Quantitative Muggles: Bridging Worlds for Greater Prominence of the Qualitative Field"

Eldar Maksymov (Arizona State University)

1:30 p.m. -
2:10 p.m.
The symbolic use of information technology: A case of blockchain and stigma management of auditors

Erica Pimentel (Queen’s University), Mélissa Fortin (UQAM) and Kai DeMott (Concordia University)

2:15 p.m. -
2:55 p.m.
Exploring the juxtaposition between the juridical and processual lives of the charity trustee in England and Wales

Rani Suleman (HEC Montréal)

Coffee Break
3:15 p.m. -
3:55 p.m.
Ethical tides in financial waters – analyzing moral pluralism in institutional divestment from fossil fuels

Darlene Himick (University of Ottawa)and Marion Brivot (Université Laval)

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