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.


Alternative Accounts Conference 2018

Call for Papers: Alternative Accounts Conference 2018

Alternative Accounts Conference 2018

CPA International Research Chair in Management Control, HEC Montréal

Submission deadline: February 2, 2018

Dates: May 11 and 12, 2018

Venue: HEC Montréal, QC

The Alternative Accounts Conference brings together accounting faculty and doctoral students from North America and beyond who are interested in alternative accounting research. The Conference especially aims to increase accounting researchers’ awareness of the diverse areas of research belonging to the “alternative” paradigm of accounting research, and to provide a forum to discuss these studies from a variety of viewpoints – in a constructive environment. This conference rotates between Alberta, Ontario and Québec. The Emerging Scholars Colloquium (Thursday, May 10, 2018) will precede the main conference. The Colloquium aims to provide doctoral students and emerging researchers with the opportunity to discuss their work with other doctoral students and established scholars in the field.

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For more information, please email Caroline Lambert (514-340-7794) or Samuel Sponem (514-340-7019).


CSEAR North America Conference 2018

The 2018 CSEAR North America Conference will be hosted by the School of Accounting and Finance, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, from 20 to 22 June 2018.

Deadline for submissions: March 18, 2018

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The Congress will be a deliberately informal gathering of researchers, teachers, students and practitioners concerned with social and environmental accounting, teaching and research in the very widest sense. Interdisciplinary submissions are encouraged. Its emphasis is on a high level of interaction, discussion and debate in a friendly, supportive and relaxed atmosphere. Attendees are likely to include academics, practitioners and doctoral students at all levels of experience, and involved with all aspects of social, environmental and sustainability theory and practice in accounting and other disciplines. Both full and research-in-progress papers are welcomed.


This event is being sponsored by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Ontario. Registration for the symposium is free, and those taking part in the CSEAR NA Congress are encouraged to take part in the Symposium on June 20th, 2018.

Best Paper contest - Public Sector and Not-for-profit Accounting
Two prizes of $2,500 Canadian will be awarded in two categories: (1) Emerging Scholars, being PhD Students and tenure track faculty no more than 3 years post Ph.D. as of June 20th, 2018 and (2) Established Scholars, being all others. The categories refer to the main author, co-authors may be from outside of each category. Papers must be in the area of public sector or not-for-profit accounting, meant in the broadest sense. Effectively, anything not specifically on the for-profit sector is welcome, although public-private partnerships and issues around privatization certainly apply. The winning papers will be presented by the authors as part of the Symposium.

The theme for the morning of the Symposium (10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.) is "Accounting and Accountability in Canada's First Nations: Issues and Developments". It will open with an address from a key government official in this area and continue with a round table discussion. Key members of the government and Canada’s First Nations communities will be taking part. The theme is motivated by recent reports out of the offices of both the Canadian and Ontario Auditor Generals’ offices highlighting issues in this area for First Nations in Canada. In the afternoon, the winners of the Best Paper contests will present their research papers. Lunch will be included as part of the symposium, and registration is free.

PhD Students

One of the main objectives of the 7th Congress is to provide a supportive environment for PhD students to present their research.  A number of full bursaries (which mean free registrations!) provided by CPA Ontario and the Erivan K. Schulich Chair in Business & Sustainability (at the Schulich School of Business) are available so please contact the conference organizer as soon as possible. PhD students granted full bursaries must attend the symposium on June 20th.

Critical Perspectives on Accounting Special Issue: Critical Auditing Studies


“Critical Auditing Studies: Adopting a Critical Lens toward Contemporary Audit Discourse, Practice and Regulation”

Deadline for submissions: March 29, 2019

Recent decades have seen significant growth in interpretive studies of contemporary audit practice and regulation. This literature has provided valuable insights into the ongoing developments in the audit field, documenting, among other things, the shifting culture within audit firms and the proliferation of the commercialistic values and incentives; motivations for, dynamics and consequences of changes in audit technology; and individual audit practitioner’s and firm’s responses to the challenges presented by the changing regulatory environments, at both national and transnational levels (Cooper & Robson, 2006; Robson, Humphrey, Khalifa & Jones, 2007; Malsch & Gendron, 2013; Spence & Carter, 2014). While substantially enhancing our understanding of auditing as a social and organizational phenomenon, much of the literature has taken a predominantly explanatory stance on the above developments where scholars observe and make sense of, rather than critically appraise the significance and potential ramifications of, these dynamics and events. There is therefore a risk that, despite the growing scholarly interest in the backstage of audit work and the conduct and governance of audit firms, we are losing sight of the “bigger picture”, such as the implications of the above for the role and societal relevance of the audit function, the standing of auditing in a multi-disciplinary audit firm context, and the future of auditing as a profession.

This special issue provides an opportunity to engage in a critically-flavored yet constructive debate about auditing and the direction it is taking.

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Manuscripts should be submitted electronically. The guest editors welcome enquiries from those who are interested in submitting. All papers will be reviewed in accordance with the normal processes of Critical Perspectives on Accounting. It is anticipated that this special issue will be published in 2021.

Any queries or enquiries about the special issue should be directed to Anna Samsonova-Taddei.

Critical Perspectives on Accounting Special Issue: African Accounting and Development

Special Issue on African Accounting and Development

Call for papers for special issue in Critical Perspectives on Accounting linked to the 2018 African Accounting & Finance Conference in Dakar (Senegal)

Submission deadline: 31 December 2018

Accounting is an essential cog in development mechanisms as it provides information for decisions, planning and control (Hopper et al., 2012; 2017). This is crucial for developing countries, particularly African ones with pressing needs to meet development challenges, such as alleviating poverty, improving sanitation and public infrastructures, increasing literacy, and improving health. However, despite early research on accounting and development generally (Enthoven, 1973) and later on Africa (Asechemie, 1997), such topics have been neglected, especially in leading accounting journals. Exceptions are special issues on African accounting in Critical Perspectives on Accounting (2010); Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal (2017); and Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies (2017). However, these mainly cover Anglophone Africa and neglect other regions, especially Francophone Africa – a significant part of the continent (Lassou and Hopper, 2016). Also, given the complex political economy of Africa at micro and macro levels (Harris, 1975; Harrison, 2004, 2005), more studies on accounting in its social and political context, attendant processes and their societal effects are needed (Hopper et al., 2017).

Africa is crucial globally, economically and politically (Agbohou, 2012; Harris, 1975). It is the second largest continent and contains 30% of the earth’s mineral resources, many of which remain untapped. Yet it has struggled since postcolonialism to create development paths that improve living standards for its people (Ake, 1996; Yates, 2006). Africa contains the largest number of the world’s poorest countries (Jeune Afrique, 2012), and experiences recurrent crises (including civil wars) “…with continuing food insecurity, a rise of extreme poverty, stunningly high child and maternal mortality, and large numbers of people living in slums.” (Lassou, 2017.2). It is culturally diverse, having many ethnicities, languages, ways of living, and organization of social and business activities, especially its ‘informal sector’ (Verick, 2006) but it is often theorized monolithically using Western structures and institutional frameworks neglectful of African realities. For example, traditional modes of production in farming and manufacturing, and financing business and social activities such as marriage and funerals often use non-banking mediums, such as ‘tontine’ or micro-finance (Lelart, 1990). Over the past three decades, global development agencies (such as NGOs and the World Bank, IMF, WTO) have prescribed neo-liberal economic reforms and policies, and more recently ‘Good Governance’ and the ‘Capable State’ policies to meet Millennium Development goals (Annisette, 2004; van Rooyen et al., 2012) but little is known about how accounting is used in these settings, to what ends, how and why it emerged, and its relation to indigenous systems.

This special issue invites submissions (in English or French) from theoretical, empirical and methodological perspectives informed by critical analysis that confront accounting and developmental challenges and opportunities within distinctive African settings, including traditional and modern governance systems, beliefs, language, thoughts, ceremonies and traditions; modes of production; and local knowledge (Agrawal, 1995; Dei, 2000). The following is an indicative (but not exhaustive) list of themes of interest:

  • Auditing, audit institutions and governance
  • Finance and financial development, including banks, NGOs and traditional mediums
  • Accounting controls for African modes of production
  • The impact of international accounting standards
  • Accounting and global institutions’ policies, e.g. regarding development, governance, global warming and human rights
  • Accounting for extracting natural resources and their social and environmental impact
  • Multinational accounting practices
  • Financial accounting reform
  • Accounting reform in central and local governments, and state-owned organizations
  • Taxation
  • The role of indigenous and global accounting professional institutions
  • Social and environmental accounting
  • Third sector accounting and accountability

2018 African Accounting & Finance Conference

The special issue is linked to (but not limited to) the African Accounting & Finance Conference on 4th – 7th September 2018 in Dakar (Senegal) at CESAG Business School, the first Francophone institution to host this Conference. Interested authors are encouraged to present their papers there for comments and feedback in a “Critical Perspectives on Accounting Paper Development Track Session” before their submission to the special issue, when it will undergo the journal’s normal review processes. However, attendance and/or presentation at the Conference is NOT a pre-requisite - other submissions are welcomed and will be treated equally.

Submission process

Submissions to the journal can be in English or French. Francophone reviewers will review submissions in French but they must have an English title and a bilingual abstract. Resubmissions and responses to reviewers can also be in French but once accepted for publication papers must be translated into English at the authors’ expense. The quality of the translation and its coherence to the French version will be verified by CPA’s editorial team and the original reviewers. If deemed unsuitable further translations must be made at the authors’ expense to the satisfaction of the editorial team. The journal will publish the English version, with the French version as a Word file supplement on the journal’s website. Both versions will bear its English title to avoid confusion during subsequent referencing.

Special issue editors:

- Dr Philippe Lassou, University of Guelph, Canada

- Professor Trevor Hopper, University of Sussex, UK

- Professor Collins Ntim, University of Southampton, UK

 Manuscripts should be submitted electronically via in the section devoted to this special issue, which it is anticipated will be published in early 2020.

The guest editors welcome enquiries from potential contributors, which should be directed to Philippe Lassou.

U.S. and International

8th African Accounting and Finance Conference

Theme: ‘Governance and Sustainability in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities’

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018

CESAG Business School (Centre Africain d’Etudes Supérieures en Gestion)

Dakar, Senegal

Main Conference: September 5 - 7, 2018

Emerging Scholars Colloquium: September 4, 2018

2nd Call for Papers

The African Accounting and Finance Association (AAFA) was established in 2011 and is the main Pan-African accounting and finance academic association which extends its reach beyond the Anglophone remit to embrace other African regions, such as the Francophone region; which is seen as one of its most distinctive features. Its annual Conference brings together established scholars (from within the continent, the diaspora and beyond), early career researchers (including graduate students), policy makers, and practitioners to debate on contemporary issues in accounting and finance. The Conference will feature parallel sessions in English and French.

The CESAG Business School (Centre Africain d’Études Supérieures en Gestion) is very proud to be the first Francophone institution to host the 2018 edition of the African Accounting and Finance Conference.

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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


2018 AFAANZ Annual Conference

2018 AFAANZ Annual Conference

Conference dates: July 1-3, 2018

Submission deadline: February 18, 2018

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This is the first call for papers for the 2018 AFAANZ Conference to be held in Auckland, New Zealand. Papers are invited in the broad areas of accounting, finance, auditing, corporate governance, accounting information systems, accounting education, ethics, corporate social responsibility, behavioural finance, tax and related topics.

Papers should conform to the style and format of Accounting and Finance, an AFAANZ journal. All papers will be subject to blind peer review so please ensure that there are no author details mentioned in your paper.

Further details regarding the submission of papers will be made available in the September 2017 issue of the AFAANZ Newsletter and on the AFAANZ website.

Papers must be submitted by Sunday, 18 February 2018, 5pm AEST. Late submissions will NOT be accepted under any circumstances so please allow adequate time to complete our online submission process.

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22nd Annual Financial Reporting and Business Communication Conference

Submission deadline: April 20, 2018 for all papers (please mark as FULL or DEVELOPMENTAL)

We are pleased to announce the 22nd annual Financial Reporting and Business Communication (FRBC) Conference organised by the University of Bristol and the BAFA FARSIG. This is the premier conference of its kind worldwide and attracts an international audience. The conference, supported by ICAEW charitable trusts, comprises parallel full paper with discussants; developmental paper sessions and a doctoral stream.

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The conference addresses key areas of interest to accounting academics and practitioners and includes:

  • The role financial reporting and corporate governance in capital markets
  • The purpose of the modern corporate report and the effectiveness of financial reporting standards
  • Accounting measurement and disclosure; Sustainable, integrated and environmental reporting
  • The composition and format of corporate reports and the role of the visual
  • Corporate reporting and accountability in the private and public sectors

Papers are invited on these topics and on all aspects of financial reporting and business communication to include empirical, theoretical and conceptual papers as well as case studies and experimental studies.

For doctoral students wishing to present in the doctoral stream, a 500 word abstract should be submitted by 31 March 2018. A Sue Hrasky Scholarship is available for 2018 to doctoral students in the doctoral stream.

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Contacts: Mike Jones     Stuart Cooper

Journal of Management Studies (JMS): special issue on Challenges and Opportunities in the Sharing Economy

Submissions Open Between : November 15, 2017 and January 15, 2018

This special issue explores how, when, why, where and under what conditions an emerging form of collaborative consumption, popularly known as the “sharing economy” affects the creation and capture of value. The sharing economy (a.k.a. shareconomy, access, collaborative, and peer economy) refers to a class of economic arrangements in which asset owners and users mutualize access to the products or services associated with these assets (Lamberton & Rose, 2012; Sundararajan, 2016). Fueled in part by advances in information technology and excess resources, the sharing economy is now recognized as offering easy and broad connection with customers and suppliers.

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This Special Issue (SI) aims to explore and explain how, why and when the sharing economy affects consumers, business competition, and regulators. The SI also aim to shed light on how the sharing economy addresses problems of profit making, trust building, and market legitimacy in both B2B and B2C markets. In the sharing economy, the roles of suppliers, buyers, and users tend to blur and overlap as parties build platforms to share their resources (Belk, 2014; Williamson & De Meyer, 2012). Academic research, however, has yet to explain, especially theoretically how multisided platforms overcome these challenge while increasing asset accessibility and maximize the value of resources. As the sharing economy challenges how businesses are organized and governed, it creates opportunities for scholars to assess management theories, labor laws, practices and the nature of for profit and nonprofit enterprises (Davis, 2016).

Special Issue Workshop: To enhance the Special Issue, we hope to hold a Manuscript DevelopmentWorkshop to authors whose papers received an invitation to revise and resubmit (R&R). During the Workshop (to be held in May 2018; location to be announced), the authors of R&R manuscripts will present and discuss their papers with other attendees and some of the guest editors. Note that presentation at the workshop does not guarantee acceptance of a paper for publication in JMS and that attending the workshop is not a precondition for acceptance into the Special Issue.

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Submissions should be made to Margaret Turner

Questions should be directed to the guest editors, whose contact details may be found in the call for papers.

International Conference of the Journal of International Accounting Research

International Conference of the Journal of International Accounting Research (JIAR)

Submission deadline: January 31, 2018

Papers may be submitted in one of two tracks: Plenary Session submissions or Concurrent Session Submissions.

Submissions should be directed via email to:

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