Calls for Papers

Keep up to date on upcoming co-operative conferences and opportunities to present your work.

Call for Paper: ANSER-ARES 2016 Awards for Masters and Doctoral Theses

The Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER) / Association de recherche sur les organismes sans but lucratif et de l’économie sociale (ARES) is asking for sumbissions to the Masters and Doctoral Awards programs that recognize outstanding research in the field of nonprofits and social economy.

For more information: Visit the ANSER—ARES website, Contact the ANSER-ARES Awards Committee by email, with questions and to submit your application.

CASC-ACE Conference

Here is some information regarding this year’s Joint Conference of the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC) and the Association of Cooperative Educators (ACE): Energizing Communities: Co-operatives Nurturing Democratic Practice. The conference will be held June 1-3, 2016 at the University of Calgary, Alberta.

January 25th is the extended deadline for submissions to this year’s Joint Conference of the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC) and the Association of Cooperative Educators (ACE): Energizing Communities: Co-operatives Nurturing Democratic Practice! The conference will be held June 1-3, 2016 at the University of Calgary, Alberta; find the CFP/RFP at the following links, in English and en Francais.

January 25th is also the deadline for submissions to the 2016 International Co-operative Alliance Committee on Co-operative Research Conference at the University of Almeria, Spain,May 24th – 27th. For more info, follow this link to their rather handsome website.

February 15th is the deadline to apply for one of 10 professorial appointments at the Cork University Business School, University of Cork, Ireland.

February 28th is the submission deadline for the Co-operative studies in education curricula – New forms of learning and teaching”research seminar, the 10th Rulescoop Meeting, to be held 30 – 31 May 2016 in Helsinki, Finland.

You will find the CFP/RFP at the following links, in English and en Francais.

Call for Papers: International Association for the Economics of Participation (Deadline March 31, 2016)

The International Association for the Economics of Participation (IAFEP) gathers scholars dedicated to exploring the economics of democratic and participatory organizations, such as labor-managed firms, cooperatives and firms with broad-based employee share-ownership, profit sharing and worker participation schemes, as well as democratic nonprofit, community and social enterprises. The IAFEP Conferences, which take place every two years, provide an international forum for presentations and discussions of current research on the economics of participation.

Submissions for the 2016 conference, taking place in Copenhagen, are invited from all relevant fields of study, including comparative economic systems, industrial and labor economics, organizational studies, management studies, institutional economics, evolutionary economics, development economics, sociology, psychology, political science, law, and philosophy. We also invite proposals for complete sessions.

Extended Abstracts (max. 1000 words) in English should be sent by e-mail to Aleksandra Gregorič ( or Niels Mygind ( by March 31, 2016.

Abstracts should include full details of institutional affiliations and e-mail addresses. Proposals for complete sessions should include a brief description of the theme of the session and an abstract for each paper.

Authors will be notified by April 30, 2016 whether their papers are accepted for presentation. Complete drafts should reach us by June 15, 2016 in order to be handed out to Conference participants.

2016 International Summit of Co-operatives – Call for Papers (Feb 29, 2016 deadline)

summit_headerThe third International Summit of Cooperatives will take place on October 11-13, 2016 in Québec.

This event will bring together cooperative networks around the world. For its third edition, the International Summit of Cooperatives is organizing a scientific symposium which aims to promote partnership between the scientific community and the community of practice, and leverage the scientific studies addressing the cooperative model.

The theme of this scientific symposium focuses on the impact of cooperatives.

You are invited to send papers (articles) or to propose scientific activities (e.g.: scientific conference, posters, round tables, etc.). Proposals may be submitted in French, English or Spanish. Simultaneous translation will be available at the event in French, English and Spanish. The best communications will be published on the International Summit of Cooperatives website in a scientific collection.

For further details, please visit the call for papers on the Summit’s website. Deadline to submit is February 29th, 2016.

Call for Papers (Dec 31 Deadline) – Journal of Co-operative Accounting and Reporting (JCAR)

The Journal of Co-operative Accounting and Reporting (JCAR) is an open access, peer-reviewed and refereed international journal published by the Centre of Excellence in Accounting and Reporting for Co-operatives (CEARC) at the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University in Canada. The main objective of JCAR is to provide an intellectual platform for international scholars of co-operatives and social enterprises. JCAR aims to promote the study of accountancy and reporting for co-operatives, credit unions, and mutual organizations.

The journal publishes research papers focused on co-operatives, credit unions, and mutual organizations in all areas of accounting including:

  • Theory and Practice
  • Cost/Managerial Accounting
  • Standards Performance
  • Measurement and Analysis
  • Education
  • Financial Management
  • Auditing Technology
  • Innovation Management
  • Information and Systems
  • Tax Accounting
  • Systems Management
  • Public Responsibility and Ethics
  • Behavioural Accounting
  • Social and Environmental Reporting
  • Knowledge Management

Special Edition – Social and Environmental Reporting

 The 2016 edition of JCAR will be focused primarily on environment and social reporting. Please submit your papers by December 31, 2015 to the editor: Daphne Rixon, FCPA, FCMA, PhD,

If your paper is on any other topic, please submit it and it will be considered for this edition (subject to space availability) or alternatively, will be published in the next subsequent issue.