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Date(s) - 26 septembre 2019
12 h 15 min - 14 h 00 min






Yves Gendron

Professeur, École de comptabilité, Université Laval

Date: Jeudi 26 septembre 2019
Heure: 12h15 à 14h00
Lieu: HEC Montréal
Salle: Demers Beaulne (1er étage, section verte)

Conférence bilingue

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This paper focuses on performative processes surrounding strategic office (re)design projects, where representations of the future are enrolled and enacted to develop a course of action, thereby creating conditions of possibility for this future to come into existence. Our analysis is informed by a triangular template made up of strategy, space, and time –operationalized through Whittington’s (2006) integrated framework that takes into consideration the people involved, the nature of practices, and the praxis surrounding office design processes. It brings to the fore a concrete illustration of how strategy, space, and time operate in contemporary society – specifically in the context of organizational life. Our study demonstrates that spatial strategizing is a major tool through which the future is brought into the present within accounting firm organizations.

Biographie de l’auteur/Author’s bio

Yves Gendron is a Canadian accounting academic and qualitative researcher, largely known for his studies in corporate governance, social accountability of auditors, and professional legitimacy.He currently conducts his research and teaches at Laval University and has been since 2006. His main teaching and research fields are audit, governance, and research methodology. Some of his notable publications concern the construction of expertise, the transformation of ideas in the business world, corporate governance, professional identity, legitimacy and auditor independence, as well as the epistemology of research in accounting. Gendron is also the co-editor of the peer-reviewed accounting journal Critical Perspectives on Accounting

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