2021 Joint Conference and Doctoral/Early Scholar Consortium of the PI and GIWB Sections

Call for Submissions: 2021 Joint Conference and Doctoral/Early Scholar Consortium involving the Public Interest Section, the Gender Issues/Worklife Balance Section, and the Canadian Alternative Accounts Conference community

The conference will provide participants with an opportunity to present their research and/or to participate in the discussion of others’ research in concurrent sessions, to hear from colleagues regarding contemporary developments in research, and to discuss different topics and issues regarding the undertaking of accounting research. We especially invite accounting researchers and doctoral students to present studies on the various social and ethical responsibilities of accounting, as well as work that explores measurement issues regarding the economic and social well-being of women and men in contemporary society. We also call for studies that challenge dominant representations of accounting in its diverse and multiple histories, contexts and communities.

Joint Doctoral/Early Scholar Consortium – April 15
Doctoral students and early career scholars are invited to participate in the Consortium on Thursday morning, April 15. Doctoral students who are in their final years of completing a PhD or scholars who obtained their degree in 2020 are welcome to submit their work for presentation and discussion. We also invite doctoral students in their initial years of the program to participate as observers.

The Consortium will provide participants with the opportunity to discuss their research with peers and accounting scholars and receive personalized constructive feedback and advice from a select group of leading PI, GIWB and AAC accounting scholars.

Please send a CV and a long abstract or working paper not to exceed 12,000 words to Lisa Baudot at by Thursday, February 4, 2021. Notification of acceptance will be sent in mid-February 2021. Participants will be expected to provide the final version of their working paper (not to exceed 12,000 words) by March 5, 2021.

Joint Conference/Mid-Year – April 16 / April 17
We welcome research papers on a wide variety of public interest, gender/work-life balance, and alternative accounting research topics, perspectives and methods. Succinct writing is appreciated, but there is no word limit for submissions to the conference.

Papers should be submitted without author identifying information with a separate title page containing title, author names, affiliations and contact information directly to Mouna Hazgui at by Thursday, February 4, 2021. Notification of acceptance will be sent around late-February.

Note: All submitting authors will be asked to volunteer to serve as reviewers of submissions, as well as moderators and/or potentially as discussants at the conference. We invite those who do not submit papers, but with interest in attending the conference, to volunteer as reviewers, moderators, and discussants. To do so please express your interest in writing to Mouna Hazgui at

The deadline for all submissions – to both the Doctoral Consortium and main Conference - is Thursday, February 4, 2021.

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