Qualitative Accounting as an Inclusive Practice Conference

27-29 June 2022

We are honoured to announce that Lancaster University Management School, together with colleagues from Laval University (Canada), University of Bristol, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, and Kyoto University (Japan), will hold the Qualitative Accounting as an Inclusive Practice (QAIP) conference for the first time on 27-29 June 2022. The conference format will be virtual via Zoom meetings.

Our intuition to create this conference was developed from the experience of organising and participating in the Qualitative Day Workshop series, which was co-founded by Dr. Di Wang and Prof. Yves Gendron (Laval University, Canada) and was held for the first time on December 3, 2019 in Lancaster (see, https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lums/news/world-leading-accounting-professor-visits-lums). Given the positive experience resulting from the workshop, we decided to expand it to a larger event – QAIP Conference, which will feature (1) paper presentations, (2) three plenary speakers for qualitative method and methodology and (3) roundtable sessions in parallel break-out rooms on academic inclusion.

In creating this conference, one of our aims is to bring together established faculty members, emerging scholars, and colleagues from emergent regions, in an environment where openness to qualitative epistemologies prevails. The conference is also meant to be an inter-generational initiative, where experienced qualitative researchers would genuinely seek to provide guidance, views, and advice on important features and diversity surrounding qualitative research methods and academic inclusion – while interacting with the audience. Our hoped-for contributions are to provide a sense of – even a demonstration that a vibrant community surrounds qualitative accounting research in the UK (and globally) and arouse qualitative researchers’ feeling of pride regarding their fundamental roles within knowledge production processes and universities.

To register for the conference, please contact Gary Wang (Doctoral student from the University of Bristol) at guanlin.wang@bristol.ac.uk and mention your affiliation in the email. The registration deadline for the conference is 18th April 2022. To support academic inclusion, we will not charge a fee for the conference, but registered participants would give tacit consent to acting as either a discussant or a session chair.