Information on the call for papers

4th Biennial Symposium on Accounting Ethics
The Impact of Technology on Ethics, Professionalism and Judgement in Accounting
Centre for Accounting Ethics, University of Waterloo

Dates: April 25-26, 2019
Location: CPA Canada, 277 Wellington St. W., Toronto, Canada

The Centre for Accounting Ethics at the University of Waterloo is pleased to announce its 4th biennial Symposium to be held in Toronto, Canada on the theme The Impact of Technology on Ethics, Professionalism and Judgement in Accounting.

Call for Papers

Thematic Symposium of the Journal of Business Ethics The Impact of Technology on Ethics, Professionalism and Judgement in Accounting

 

Guest Editors:

Sally Gunz, School of Accounting and Finance, University of Waterloo, sgunz@uwaterloo.ca
Linda Thorne, Schulich School of Business, York University, lthorne@schulich.yorku.ca

Types of Submissions

The Thematic Symposium encourages contributors to consider these important issues in accounting ethics from a broad range of perspectives. Interdisciplinary work may lead to particularly rich understandings and approaches. For example, management information systems, computer science, law, philosophy, science and technology, information studies, media studies and political science disciplines (amongst others) may all enrich submissions for this call. We seek papers that are explorations of the intersection of how the increasing reliance on technology will influence accounting professionalism, accounting ethics and the accounting profession from a theoretical or empirical perspective.

Submission

A Symposium based on the theme described in this call will be hosted by the Centre for Accounting Ethics, University of Waterloo in April 2019 in Toronto, Ontario.  Submissions that are accepted for the Symposium may be considered as submissions to the Thematic Symposium of the Journal of Business Ethics. The deadline for submissions for consideration for the Waterloo Symposium is December, 1, 2018. The special editors of the Thematic Symposium will also consider submissions from authors not wishing to be considered for presentation at the Waterloo Symposium. The deadline for submissions to the Thematic Symposium only is March 1, 2019.

Submission Instructions

Authors are strongly encouraged to refer to the Journal of Business Ethics website and the instructions on submitting a paper. For more information see: http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/applied+ethics/journal/10551.

Authors wishing their submissions to be considered the Centre for Accounting Ethics, University of Waterloo Symposium should be made by December 1, 2018 to Jenny Rothwell.

Authors not wanting their submissions to be considered for the Waterloo Symposium are required to advise the Symposium organizers by March 1, 2019 through Editorial Manager at http://www.editorialmanager.com/busi/. Upon submission, please indicate that your submission is to this Thematic Symposium of the Journal of Business Ethics. Questions about expectations, requirements, the appropriateness of a topic, etc., should be directed to the guest editors of the Thematic Symposium: Sally Gunz or Linda Thorne.

About Journal of Business Ethics

The Journal of Business Ethics publishes only original articles from a wide variety of methodological and disciplinary perspectives concerning ethical issues related to business that bring something new or unique to the discourse in their field. The Journal’s impact factor is 2.354 (2017). This journal is one of the 50 journals used by the Financial Times in compiling the prestigious Business School research rank.

References

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