Alternative Accounts Conference 2018
May 11 – 12, 2018 | HEC Montréal, QC, Canada

The 2018 Alternative Accounts Conference organizing committee of HEC Montréal invites you to join us in Canada’s dynamic university city for next year’s national conference.

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. It rotates between Alberta, Ontario and Québec.

The 2018 conference will be held at HEC Montréal, a French-language university institution offering internationally renowned management education and research. The School has been training future managers who contribute to our society’s growth and prosperity, since 1907. Conveniently located in Montréal, a vibrant metropolis, known worldwide for its tremendous variety of cultural activities.

2018 Alternative Accounts Conference

HEC Montréal, QC, Canada

Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12, 2018

Since the beginning of the 1980s, the field of interpretive and critical accounting research has become increasingly diverse. A range of research epistemology and methodologies have developed to provide new insights into accounting, auditing, governance, public policy and risk management. Sometimes designated as « alternative » or « interdisciplinary, » this eclectic and diverse body of research is characterized by the overarching objectives of developing better understandings of accounting from organizational and sociological angles, and of encouraging better accounting and accountability practices.

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 2018 conference will be held in Montréal, Québec on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12, 2018, at HEC Montréal. We are interested in receiving critical and interpretive papers at a relatively advanced stage of completion or already submitted to journals but not yet accepted for publication. The deadline for submission of papers is February 2, 2018. Papers should be submitted through the conference website (http://chairecontroledegestion.hec.ca/aac2018/).

Following a double blind review process, selected authors will be notified by March 2, 2018, and will need to provide the complete version of their paper by April 6, 2018. The conference agenda, as well as full-paper submissions, will be posted on the conference website.

The conference fee is C$300. For more information, contact Caroline Lambert (caroline.lambert@hec.ca) or Samuel Sponem (samuel.sponem@hec.ca).

Chair: Caroline Lambert
Associate Professor
Research Professorship in Sociology of the Accounting Profession
Department of Accounting Studies
HEC Montréal
Program co-chair: Samuel Sponem
Associate Professor
Holder of the CPA International Research Chair in Management Control
Department of Accounting Studies
HEC Montréal
Contact Information
3000, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Montréal (Québec)
Canada H3T 2A7
Contact Information
3000, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Montréal (Québec)
Canada H3T 2A7
Email: caroline.lambert@hec.ca
Phone: 514 340-7794
Office: 5.363
Email: samuel.sponem@hec.ca
Phone: 514 340-7019
Office: 5.521