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

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The CAAA is pleased to partner with the Lazaridis Institute to offer a new Best Paper award starting in 2018.

The Prize (plaque and $2,000) will be awarded to the paper that, in the interpretation of the Prize Committee, best addresses issues relevant to technology 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 2018 CAAA Annual Conference Call for Papers will include further information about the prize, asking authors to “self-identify” submitted papers to be considered for the prize.


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.

The Lazaridis Prize Committee will be announced in Fall 2017.