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

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The winner of the 2018 Lazaridis Institute Prize is Kwangjin Lee, of Michigan State University, for "Social Media Disclosure and Analysts as Information Intermediaries".


Dongyoung Lee of McGill University earned an Honourable Mention for "Technological Innovation, Voluntary Financial Disclosure, and Future Sales Growth".

The prize, which constitutes a plaque and $2,000, was awarded at the CAAA Awards Lunch at the Association's Annual Conference, on June 15. The winner also enjoys a complimentary registration to the 2019 Annual Conference.

The Lazaridis Institute Prize is 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.

Revisit this page in Fall 2018 for information about 2019 submissions.

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.

2018 Lazaridis Prize Committee

Bruce McConomy, Wlifrid Laurier University

Mark Anderson, University of Calgary

Richard Fontaine, UQAM