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Panel Discussions

On Saturday, June 12, 2021, we will be honoured to host a panel of Editors in Chief of Canadian and international accounting journals. In this event, you can hear about the challenges and opportunities in academic accounting publishing, from these outstanding Editors:


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Marcia Annisette
York University
Accounting, Organizations and Society

Biography coming soon!


Leslie Berger

Leslie Berger
Wilfrid Laurier University

Accounting Perspectives

Leslie Berger serves as the Editor in Chief of Accounting Perspectives, a journal of the CAAA that publishes applied research, literature reviews, commentary, educational articles, and instructional cases that speak from or to the accounting community in Canada. Leslie is an associate professor and a KPMG Foundation Fellow in Accounting at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research, covering topics including performance measurement, whistleblowing, and other behavioural topics can be found in various journals including Accounting, Organization and Society, Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Management Accounting Research. At Laurier, Leslie teaches Integrated Cases in Accounting to Graduate Diploma students and supervises PhD students interested in behavioural research.   


Alan Webb 2021

Alan Webb
University of Waterloo
Contemporary Accounting Research

Alan Webb is the Deloitte Professor in the School of Accounting and Finance at the University of Waterloo. He obtained his PhD from the University of Alberta in 2001. His primary research interests are in the areas of incentives, goal setting, and performance measurement. Professor Webb has presented his work throughout North America and is currently the Editor-in-Chief at Contemporary Accounting Research. His research publications appear in The Accounting ReviewJournal of Accounting ResearchJournal of Management Accounting ResearchContemporary Accounting ResearchAccounting, Organizations and Society, and Accounting Perspectives. He is currently serving as Past-President of the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association. Professor Webb is the founding Director of the CPA Ontario Centre for Performance Management Research and Education. In 2011 he was awarded the L. S. Rosen Outstanding Educator Award by the Canadian Academic Accounting Association.


Yves Gendron

Yves Gendron
Université Laval
Critical Perspectives on Accounting

Yves Gendron is Full Professor of Accounting at Université Laval, in Québec City. Yves is highly committed to qualitative research. One of his main endeavors as qualitative researcher is to better understand key features of public accountants’ daily lives, such as how they make decisions in action or how they go through difficult and stressful situations. Yves is also interested in legitimization processes surrounding public accountants’ claims to expertise, seeking to comprehend how public accountants attempted to establish their presence in the jurisdictions of performance measurement, online auditing, and consulting. As such, his research in the area has contributed to the development of a social critique regarding the extent of commercialism within the field of public accounting.

Yves has also studied corporate governance processes within public companies, focusing on the role of audit committees and that of compensation committees. He also carried out several epistemological studies, having examined objects such as the relationship between research and practice, the birth of the interpretive paradigm of accounting research, and the extent of performativity pressures in contemporary academia. In 2019, the Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA) awarded Yves the Haim Falk Award for Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Thought.

Yves’s academic work has been published in a variety of journals such as Accounting, Organizations and SocietyAuditing: A Journal of Practice & TheoryContemporary Accounting ResearchEuropean Accounting ReviewJournal of Management Studies,and Organization Studies. He is currently Co-Editor of Critical Perspectives on Accounting, and Associate Editor at Contemporary Accounting Research


Beatriz García Osma

Beatriz García Osma
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

European Accounting Review

Beatriz is Professor of Accounting at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and Benjamin Meaker Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol. She obtained her PhD from Lancaster University, where she was also a Marie Curie pre- and post-doctoral fellow. Her research focuses on the areas of corporate governance, earnings quality and the links between accounting information and capital markets. She has published in leading journals and participated in several pan-European research projects. She teaches postgraduate and undergraduate courses on financial reporting, and financial statements analysis and valuation. She was the Co-Chair of the European Accounting Association (EAA) Doctoral Colloquium and organizes an International Accounting Symposium directed at doctoral students and early stage faculty since 2005. She is currently editor-in-chief of European Accounting Review (EAR) and member of the editorial boards of several journals. She has been a member of the EAA Board since 2014, as the representative of Spain (two terms) and now as editor of EAR. She is a past editor of the Spanish Journal of Finance and Accounting and was a member of the EAA Management Committee between 2014 and 2017.

Her research is available on: SSRN; RePEC; Dialnet; UC3M Webpage.


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