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Two papers share Lazaridis Institute Prize at 2020 CAAA Annual Conference

Each year, the Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises at Wilfrid Laurier University awards ‘the Lazaridis Institute Prize’ to an accounting paper that addresses issues relevant to technology companies at the Canadian Academic Accounting Association’s (CAAA) annual conference.  This year, the award was shared between two papers.

The winning papers were: "A study of technological adoption in the audit industry: The theory of disruption applied to a regulated industry" presented by professors at Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier, and York Universities and "The influence of Internet of Things on audit" presented by professors at Montreal’s Concordia and McGill Universities and the Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in China.  

“We are honoured and extremely excited for the award from the Lazaridis Institute,” remarked Carolyn MacTavish, associate professor in the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University who co-authored one of the award-winning papers. “Our research investigates the impact of technological disruption in the audit industry. Our goal is to help others understand disruption and sustaining technological innovation as well as its impacts and potential responses to technological change.”

The prize, constituting a plaque and $2,000, was awarded during the conference, which transitioned to an online format in response to COVID-19. The winners also received complimentary registration to the 2021 Annual Conference, scheduled to take place in Quebec City in June. Calls for papers for research and education tracks will be released in October 2020.

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