Call for Papers – CCAAR

Centre for Critical Accounting & Auditing Research
School of Accountancy
University of the Witwatersrand
South Africa
Inaugural International Conference
15th July 2019
Guest speakers to be announced soon

The Centre for Critical Accounting & Auditing Research (CCAAR) is based in the School
of Accountancy at Wits University, South Africa. The Centre acts as a forum for research into
accounting and auditing and adopts a broad social and political context, focusing on issues of
sustainability as well as embracing historical perspectives and utopian visions of accounting.
The researchers in the Centre and international researchers affiliated to the Centre represent a
South African hub for accounting and auditing research that explores and seeks to address
urgent 21st century issues relating to integrated reporting, ecological and biodiversity
accounting and auditing, often approaching research through a critical accounting lens. This
inaugural conference welcomes papers on any contemporary issue relating to accounting and
auditing. Contributions are welcomed from a variety of theoretical, methodological and
philosophical traditions related to interpretive, critical, and qualitative approaches. Doctoral
students and early career researchers are most welcome as presenters and participants.
Submissions are welcome across the following areas but are not limited to these:
 Emancipatory and critical accounting and auditing research
 Social, environmental, ecological and extinction accounting
 Management accounting and control
 Integrated reporting and auditing integrated reports
 Corporate governance and accountability
 Accounting for risk and issues relating to internal control and risk management
 Exploring the accounting profession
 Accounting education
 Accounting history especially in the area of social and environmental accounting
Please submit abstracts for the conference by 30 March 2019 to
Please use CCAAR[Title of paper] as the reference. A nominal fee of ZAR1 000 will be
Participants wishing to have their draft papers included in conference proceedings are welcome
to e-mail these to together with their abstracts. Copyright will not
be retained and full papers will be subject to a double-blind peer review. The guidelines for
Accounting Perspecitves in Southern Africa should be followed for papers submitted for
conference proceedings. The website for the journal may be found at The journal publishes short academic papers of
between 2,000 and 3,000 words.

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