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III Qualitative Research and Critical Accounting – QRCA Latin American Conference

Virtual Format

virtual format

Virtual Format, BR

novembro 9, 2020 – novembro 12, 2020

As a result of the pandemic, the “2020 Qualitative Research and Critical Accounting (QRCA) Conference: Consolidating and Extending QRCA in Latin America” will adopt a virtual format - partially interactive and partially asynchronous - from November 9th to 12th, 2020. The details regarding virtual activities of the conference will be available on the coming months.

One of the main objectives of the conference is to join efforts with local initiatives to promote and stimulate the production of Qualitative and Critical Accounting Research (QRCA), in the Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries of Latin America. Another ambition is to help establish significant bridges between the network of Latin American researchers committed to QRCA, and the QRCA network from the global North.

The QRCA conference does not intend to provide magical recipes on how to engage with research and publish it in a reputable journal. That being said, it is realistic for participants to expect a number of 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.

-   Exposure to in-depth discussions surrounding evaluation criteria of interpretive and critical research.

-   Opportunities to present working papers in front of an audience made up of qualitative researchers, and to receive constructive feedback from this audience.

-  Involvement in discussions on challenges and opportunities in publishing QRCA papers in international journals that are receptive to this kind of research.

-  Involvement in discussions on how to make research in Latin American settings of interest to an international audience.

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.


Key Dates and Deadlines:

  1. Key Dates and DeadlinesMay 1, 2020: Start of first submission time
  2. May 31, 2020: End of first submission time
  3. July 15, 2020: Communication of acceptance and rejection decisions (first submission time)
  4. July 20, 2020: Start of last submission time
  5. August 20, 2020:End of last submission time
  6. September 28, 2020: Communication of acceptance and rejection decisions (last submission time)
  7. September 30 - November 01 Period for conference registration (online)
  8. October, 15, 2020 Deadline for Special Submission For Graduate Students Project
  9. November 9-12, 2020 QRCA Conference (online - partially interactive and partially asynchronous)

Email-only submissions


(Please state in your email subject a reference to QRCA 2020 - Submission).


Submission Guidelines:

Any scholar or researcher committed to QRCA is invited to make a submission 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). Papers which are fairly advanced will be considered. PhD students whose thesis is near completion may also submit a full paper.
  2. Research Forum: Authors can submit working papers or summaries – up to 5,000 words (Microsoft Word file). For the Forum, the conference organizers expect to receive research projects that are not completed but that present a high degree of originality.
  3. Graduate students’ project: Students can submit a 1,500-word summary of their thesis or dissertation proposal (file in Microsoft Word format), specifying at which stage is their PhD or Master (for how many years has the student been enrolled in the program). Note that graduate students (PhD and Research Master) are not required to submit a 1,500-word summary to attend the Graduate students’ seminar – as long as their research interests are clearly positioned under qualitative, interpretive or critical approaches.

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

Some Topics of Interest to QRCA-2020
(NOTE: the list is not exhaustive, just illustrative)

  • How corporate governance is sustained in a Latin American context – and the range of inequalities it engenders
  • Frontstage versus backstage surrounding social and environmental initiatives in Latin American organizations
  • Emancipatory initiatives in the accounting and management area
  • How international organizations impact the realities of Latin American organizations
  • Organizations, as a context for human interaction
  • Difficulties ensuing from neoliberalization in Latin American countries, including in the public sector
  • “Glocalization” as experienced in the offices of large accounting firms in Latin America
  • The role of accounting and auditing in fighting corruption: myth or reality?
  • How accounting is involved in perpetuating class, gender, racial and ethnic inequalities
  • The role of accounting numbers in political debates: a masking or a revealing technology?
  • Critical accounting and management education: perpetuating or fighting against “business as usual”?
  • Interpretive and critical research in accounting: where do we stand in Latin America?
  • Indigenous or native Latin American accounting thinking: celebrating local knowledge
  • Possibilities for subaltern voices in accounting
  • Studies of accounting’s role, as a means of “remembering” the subject’s social and conflictual character
  • The role (and consequences) of sustainability accounting in promoting discourses and images consistent with the claim of corporate social responsibility
  • Critical environmental accounting and extinction accounting
  • The relationship between accounting technologies and the state in different social contexts
  • Critical Management Studies in Latin America and interface with accounting
  • Power, discourse, and strategy in conglomerates or economic groups
  • Philosophical perspectives in accounting research
  • Critical accounting historical studies
  • Critical studies in taxation
  • Political economy of accounting
  • Spread of neoliberal teaching and the emancipatory potential of critical teaching – teaching experiences in Latin America
  • Accounting in times of Covid-19 and post-crisis – and the constraining and emancipatory roles of accounting


Appel de Travail
Call for Papers
Chamada de Trabalhos
Convocatoria de Ponencias

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XI Congresso Nacional de Administração e Contabilidade - AdCont 2020

No Brasil e no Mundo pela Internet
Em todo Brasil e no mundo com formato virtual

novembro 11, 2020 – novembro 13, 2020

Em virtude da pandemia da COVID-19, o AdCont 2020 adotará um formato virtual como forma de seguir as orientações das autoridades sanitárias, assegurando a precaução com a saúde dxs participantes sem deixar de oferecer um espaço de discussão acadêmica de qualidade para que xs pesquisadorxs das áreas de administração e contabilidade possam apresentar e discutir suas pesquisas.

Deste modo, em 2020 o AdCont será parcialmente interativo, com apresentações síncronas e assíncronas.


Datas Importantes:
  • Submissões: De 20 de Julho a 20 de Agosto de 2020
  • Resultados: De 26 a 29 de Setembro de 2020
  • Submissão da Apresentação*: De 30 de Setembro a 20 de Outubro

* Em breve divulgaremos maiores detalhes a respeito do processo de submissão das apresentações.


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