11 to 12

Qualitative Research in Accounting Conference

10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Rouss & Robertson Halls

The McIntire School of Commerce's Accounting Area and PwC Center for Innovation in Professional Services invites early- to mid-career researchers interested in learning more about consuming or conducting qualitative accounting research to attend the Qualitative Research in Accounting Conference. This event offers outstanding opportunities to network with other scholars and to learn from two renowned scholars in the field: Professor Yves Gendron of Université Laval and Professor Kimberly Westermann of Cal Poly.

The conference will include

  • Interactive seminar presentations on qualitative research in accounting
  • Research presentations by author teams currently working on a qualitative research project
  • Panel discussions on what it means to conduct high-quality qualitative research
  • Informative discussions of the potential outlets for qualitative research
  • Insights into the review process for qualitative projects

Lunch will be provided both June 11 and 12. Suggestions for exploring the Charlottesville area while networking with other conference attendees will be provided for the days surrounding the event.

Please contact McIntire Accounting Professors Eric Negangard (ericnegs@virginia.edu) or Jennifer Winchel (jennifer.winchel@virginia.edu) with any questions.

Yves Gendron, Université Laval

Professor Yves Gendron is committed to supporting qualitative research. Many of his qualitative research studies aim to better understand some fundamental aspects of the life of accounting professionals, including exploring the influence of accounting firms on the decisions of field auditors and the commercialization of the field of public accounting. He also has been involved in research examining corporate governance issues, such as studying the practices and perceived effectiveness of audit committees and compensation committees of Canadian public companies. His academic work has been published in a variety of journals, including Accounting, Organizations & Society; Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory; Critical Perspectives on Accounting; Contemporary Accounting Research; European Accounting Review; Journal of Management Studies; and Organization Studies. Currently, Gendron is co-editor-in-chief of Critical Perspectives on Accounting and an editor at Contemporary Accounting Research and Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory.

Kimberly Westermann, Cal Poly
Professor Kim Westermann is an Associate Professor of Accounting in the Orfalea College of Business. She grew up in Southern California and graduated from Cal Poly with a B.S. in Accounting in 2000. After working for Ernst & Young in San Jose, CA, she relocated to New York City, taking a job with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she became a full-time instructor in the Learning and Education division. In 2006, she entered the Ph.D. program at Bentley University and was selected as a Henry E. Rauch Doctoral Fellow. In 2009, Westermann was a Visiting Scholar and Lecturer at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. She serves on the editorial review boards for Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory; Issues in Accounting Education; and Accounting and the Public Interest, and was recently selected to serve as a national co-chairman for the Deloitte Trueblood Seminar for Professors. She is interested in a variety of qualitative methods and conducts research examining auditor perspectives within their social context. Westermann has published in Contemporary Accounting Research; Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory; and Issues in Accounting Education.

Event Communications
If you are interested in attending the conference and would like to be included on future conference communications, please complete the pre-registration survey HERE. To facilitate timely conference communications, please complete this pre-registration survey no later than Dec. 1, 2019. If any of your colleagues wish to be included in future communications about the conference, please provide their contact information in the survey.

Travel Information
Additional travel information will be provided upon registration; however, attendees will be responsible for their own transportation and lodging. Located approximately 15 miles north of UVA, the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport offers daily flights from Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Blocks of rooms will be made available at several local hotels within walking distance to the McIntire School of Commerce.

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Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 10:00am to Friday, June 12, 2020 - 3:30pm
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Event coordinator: 
Eric Negangard, ericnegs@virginia.edu
Intended Audiences: 
Alumni and Friends