Nearly 70 researchers, professors and doctoral students from 36 different universities gathered at HEC Montréal on May 11 and 12 to participate in the Alternative Accounts Conference 2018, a conference and forum to discuss the diverse areas of research belonging to the “alternative” paradigm of accounting research.
The event was organized by Caroline Lambert, associate professor in the Department of Accounting Studies, and the CPA International Research Chair in Management Control with the support of HEC Montréal, the Canadian Academic Accounting Association and the Québec CPA Order.
Samuel Sponem, associate professor and holder of the CPA International Research Chair in Management Control at HEC Montréal, organized the Emerging Scholars Colloquium on May 10, preceding the main conference. This colloquium aimed to provide doctoral students and emerging researchers with the opportunity to discuss their work with other doctoral students and established scholars in the field. They also had the chance to broaden their horizons of research with the lecture of Gilles Caporossi, professor at HEC Montréal, on the topic “Computing and Scientific Discovery. How to Take Advantage of Data Science in Social Research?”
The opening session of the main conference was presented by Yves Gingras, professor at UQAM and holder of the Canada Research Chair in History and Sociology of Sciences. His presentation was entitled: “Research Evaluation. Uses and Abuses.”
See the tweets posted about the Alternative Accounts Conference 2018:
What a refreshing introduction of Alternative Accounts Conference by Yves Gindras on the uses and abuses of research evaluation. A very good analysis of academic rankings and indicators! #accounting #publishorperish #academia #Hindex #ranking #indicators pic.twitter.com/awEbyvUTMV
— Wafa BEN KHALED (@Wafa_BK) May 11, 2018
The Alternative Accounts Conference 2018 is off to a great start with contemplation of future university ranking systems: the Feng Shui Ranking! pic.twitter.com/CAKE8TDRbO
— Kenneth Fox (@k___fox) May 11, 2018
Spectacular morning in Montreal. Here for the Alternative Accounts Conference. Starting the day at Pikolo Espresso. pic.twitter.com/w3Eb3hhTqn
— Cameron Graham (@camerongraham) May 9, 2018