CALL FOR PAPERS 2021

Qualitative Research and Critical Accounting (QRCA) Conference & Consortium:
Building a network for QRCA in Latin America

Jointly Organized by

Critical Perspectives on Accounting – Elsevier

GENERAS – Universidade de São Paulo

INTERGES – Universidad Nacional de Colombia

OGA – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

 

One of the main objectives of the conference and graduate consortium is to join efforts with local initiatives to promote and stimulate the production of Qualitative Research and Critical Accounting (QRCA), in the Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries of Latin America. Another ambition is to help establish significant bridges between Latin American researchers committed to QRCA, and other international academic communities working on those topics.

 

The QRCA initiative does not intend to provide magical recipes on how to engage with research and publish it in an academic journal. That being said, it is realistic for participants to expect several potential benefits, among them:

  • Raising participants’ awareness that they are not alone in doing qualitative research and that there is a growing community of QRCA researchers in Latin America. The conference may allow participants to extend their network of support.
  • Allowing participants to extend their network in the growing community of QRCA researchers in Latin America.
  • Exposing participants to in-depth discussions surrounding the evaluation criteria of interpretive and critical research.
  • Having the opportunity to present working papers to an audience made up of qualitative researchers, and to receive constructive feedback from this audience.
  • Being involved in discussions on challenges and opportunities in publishing QRCA papers in international journals that are receptive to this kind of research.
  • Being involved in discussions on how to make research in Latin American settings of interest to an international audience.

In addition, participants will be invited to enroll in a social network platform in order to connect with community members with similar perspectives. Network members may offer feedback on ongoing projects, and be contacted for future collaboration.

 

Note that the authors of the most promising papers may be invited, informally, to submit their work to Critical Perspectives on Accounting once they have taken into account the comments received at the conference.

 

Venue:

As a result of the pandemic, the “2021 Qualitative Research and Critical Accounting (QRCA) Conference & Consortium: Building a network for QRCA in Latin America” will adopt a virtual format. Details regarding the virtual activities will be available in the coming months.

 

  • The Graduate Consortium will take place on November 4-5, 2021.
  • The QRCA Conference will be held from November 16-18, 2021.

 Relevant Deadlines and Dates:

Key Dates and Deadlines

June 1, 2021
August 15, 2021
September 19, 2021
August 1 - September 30, 2021
November 4-5, 2021
November 16-18, 2021
Start of submissions
End of submissions
Communication of decisions
Registration (online)
Graduate Virtual Consortium
2021 QRCA Virtual Conference

Information Contact:

Email: qrcalatinamerica@gmail.com

(Please state in your email subject a reference to QRCA 2021 – [your topic]).

 

Submissions:

To submit your paper or consortium proposal visit the webpage: http://www.qrca-net.org

Submission Guidelines:

Any scholar or researcher committed to QRCA is invited to submit to the conference – as long as the study is qualitative, reflective of the critical or interpretive paradigm of social research.

  1. Full Paper Presentations: Authors can submit papers of up to 20,000 words (Microsoft Word file). Fairly advanced papers will be considered. Ph.D. students whose thesis is near completion may also submit a full paper.
  2. Working Papers: Authors can submit working papers or extended abstracts – up to 5,000 words (Microsoft Word file). The conference organizers expect to receive materials that are not completed but that present a high degree of originality.
  3. Graduate Consortium: graduate students (Ph.D. and Research Master) can submit a 2,000-word summary of their thesis or dissertation proposal (file in Microsoft Word format), specifying at which stage is their Ph.D. or Master.

Language for submissions: Note that given its international flavor, submissions to the QRCA conference & consortium may be written in Portuguese, Spanish, English, or French. If the paper is accepted, the organizing committee recommends that the slides for the presentation be prepared in English, to increase comments from the international audience. The languages spoken during the conference & consortium will be Portuguese, Spanish, French, and English.

Broad Topics of Interest to QRCA 2021:

(NOTE: the list is not exhaustive, just illustrative)

 

  • Accounting in times of Covid-19 and post-crisis
  • Corporate governance and the range of inequalities it engenders
  • Critical accounting historical studies
  • Critical environmental accounting and extinction accounting
  • Economics, education and financial issues in environmental accounting
  • Critical issues on public accounting, accountability, and governance
  • Critical pedagogies and education practices in accounting
  • A critical view of the accounting curriculum in Latin America: challenges and proposals
  • Critical studies in taxation
  • CSR and sustainability accounting roles in promoting discourses, images, and practices
  • Emancipatory initiatives in the accounting and management areas
  • Frontstage versus backstage in social and environmental initiatives in Latin America
  • Indigenous, native, and local knowledge in/from/to Latin America
  • Interface of critical accounting and critical management studies in Latin America
  • International organizations impact in Latin American context
  • Issues on neoliberalism, totalitarianism, and democracy in Latin America
  • Large accounting firms in Latin America and “Glocalization”
  • Political economy of accounting, control, and regulation
  • Possibilities for subaltern voices in accounting
  • Power, discourse, and strategy in conglomerates or economic groups
  • Philosophical and ethical perspectives in accounting research
  • Taking stock of interpretive and critical accounting research in Latin America
  • The role of accounting in perpetuating class, gender, racial and ethnic inequalities
  • Diversity, inclusion and exclusion in accounting practices
  • The role of accounting numbers in political debates
  • The role of accounting and auditing in fighting/masking corruption

 

QRCA Netwotk Organizing Committees:

Advisory Board

Danny García Callejas

Universidad de Antioquia, CO

danny.garcia@udea.edu.co

Fernanda Filgueiras Sauerbronn

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, BR

fernanda.sauerbronn@facc.ufrj.br

Mary A. Vera-Colina

Universidad Nacional de Colombia, CO

maaveraco@unal.edu.co

Silvia Pereira de Castro Casa Nova

Universidade de São Paulo, BR

silvianova@usp.br

Yves Gendron

Universidad Laval, Ciudad de Quebec, QC

yves.gendron@fsa.ulaval.ca

Conference Program Organization

Danny García Callejas

Universidad de Antioquia, CO.

danny.garcia@udea.edu.co

Elisabeth de Oliveira Vendramin

Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, BR

elisabeth.vendramin@ufms.br

Fernanda Filgueiras Sauerbronn

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, BR

fernanda.sauerbronn@facc.ufrj.br

Ruth Alejandra Patino Jacinto

Universidad Nacional de Colombia, CO

rapatinoj@unal.edu.co

Keynote Sessions Organization

Mary A. Vera-Colina

Universidad Nacional de Colombia, CO

maaveraco@unal.edu.co

Paula Andrea Navarro Pérez

Fundación Universitaria Los Libertadores e Universidad Nacional de Colombia, CO

panavarrop@libertadores.edu.co

Yves Gendron

Universidad Laval, Ciudad de Quebec, QC

yves.gendron@fsa.ulaval.ca

Graduate Consortium

Elizabeth Oviedo

Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, CO

Elizabeth.Oviedo@campusucc.edu.co

Sanjay Lanka

Fundação Getulio Vargas, BR

sanjay.lanka@fgv.br

Sandra María Silva

Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana e Faculdade Anísio Teixeira, BR

sandraam@uefs.br

Mary A. Vera-Colina

Universidad Nacional de Colombia, CO

maaveraco@unal.edu.co

 

Communication & Integration

João Paulo Resende de Lima

Universidade de São Paulo, BR

jprlima@usp.br 

Hugo Macías Cardona

Universidad de Medellín, CO

hmacias@udem.edu.co

Thauan Felipe Medeiros de Carvalho

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, BR

thauanfelipemc@gmail.com

QRCA Webinars

Carmen Alejandra Ocampo Salazar

Universidad EAFIT, Medellín, CO

cocampo2@eafit.edu.co

Douglas Tadeu de Oliveira Ribeiro

Universidade de São Paulo, BR

dtoribeiro@usp.br

Silvia Pereira de Castro Casa Nova

Universidade de São Paulo, BR

silvianova@usp.br