Ethics Symposium

22nd Annual Ethics Research Symposium

Call for Submissions


Colleagues engaged and interested in research and teaching related to Ethics are invited to submit papers, cases, and panel session proposals for presentation at the 22nd Annual Ethics Research Symposium on Sunday, August 6, 2017, in San Diego, CA. The 22nd Annual Ethics Research Symposium will immediately precede the AAA Annual meeting concurrent sessions.

Accounting ethics and professional responsibility are at the core of the profession's obligation to serve the public interest and honor the public trust. Academic research plays a critical role in investigating causes and consequences of ethical practice and/or failure at the systemic, organizational, and individual levels. Our work can be informed by multiple research methods and theoretical paradigms. The 22nd Annual Ethics Research Symposium encourages submissions of academic research, teaching papers, panel sessions and case studies that address relevant issues in accounting ethics. Submitted papers are encouraged to address implications for enhancing accounting practice and/or teaching. Contributions from members of all AAA Sections are invited. Submissions should follow the format used in AAA journals or one of the journals listed below that are associated with the symposium. Please limit the main body of submitted manuscripts (not including tables, figures, etc.) to 30 pages or less, double-spaced, in Times Roman 12-point font. To support the symposium’s review process, all submitting authors and coauthors may expect to receive up to two manuscript review requests for each paper they submit.

The following journals have historically been associated with the Annual Ethics Symposium: Accounting and the Public Interest, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Global Perspectives on Accounting Education, and Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting. If you submit a paper to the Symposium, you will have an opportunity to indicate whether you also would like to have your paper simultaneously reviewed for one of the four journals. At Sunday's Accounting Exemplar Luncheon, the Accounting Exemplar award will be presented by the Public Interest Section. In addition, the Symposium will recognize other research, including the Best Research Paper, the Best Innovation for Teaching, the Best Paper by a current doctoral student, and the Best Paper by a recent graduate (graduation from a doctoral program must have occurred within the last 3 years).

SUBMISSIONS will be accepted through February 8, 2017 at our AAA website: /Meetings/2017/Annual-Meeting/Submissions#ethics. The success of the Symposium relies upon all its participants. To participate as a reviewer, discussant, or moderator, please volunteer by using the hyperlinks shown at the top of this announcement.

NOTE: A reception is planned for Saturday, August 5th at 6:30 p.m., so come out and meet new colleagues, greet old friends, and welcome doctoral students to our premier group of ethics researchers! Questions can be sent to Annie McGowan, Texas A&M University, and Brian Shapiro, University of St. Thomas,


Accounting and the Public Interest

Accounting and the Public Interest is an academic journal published by the Public Interest Section of the American Accounting Association. The journal takes the view that accounting is a social activity with far-ranging consequences for every citizen, welcoming innovation and eclecticism, alternative theories and methodologies, as well as the more traditional ones. The common element in this diversity is the requirement that the study and its findings be linked to the public interest by situating them within a historical, social, and political context, and ultimately providing guidance for responsible

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