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About Marcia Annisette
My major research interest is in the social organization of the accountancy profession. In particular, my research seeks to understand the strategies deployed by professional accounting bodies to differentiate themselves and achieve monopoly or elite status in the market for expert accounting labour. My research has an international breath and includes studies of the profession in Ireland, England, Trinidad and Tobago and Canada. My research is also historically and sociological informed and specifically looks at the manner in which national bases of social exclusion such as religion, social class, race, nationality or immigration status, interact with professional structures to achieve professional closure.
2016 Mary Parker Follett Manuscript Award “Highly Commended” for Immigration and Neo-Liberalism: Three Cases and Counter Accounts (with Cheryl Lehman and Gloria Ageymang) Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal, Vol. 29(1), pp. 43-79.
2011 Mary Parker Follett Manuscript Award “Highly Commended” for Justification and Accounting: Applying Sociology of Worth to Accounting Research (with Alan J Richardson) Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal, Vol. 24(2), pp. 229-249.
2008 Literati Network Awards for Excellence Outstanding Paper Award Winner for “Joined for the common purpose: the establishment of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland as an All-Ireland Institution” (with Philip O’ Regan) Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, Vol. 4(1) pp.4-25
2005 Unsung Hero Award For commitment and diligence to the students of Howard University.
2004 Research Productivity Award. For highest research productivity at Howard University Business School
2000 3rd Place. Top 10 most requested articles of Accounting Organizations and Society Volume 25 (“Imperialism and the Professions”)
Refereed Journal Articles:
Annisette, M. (forthcoming). Discourse of the Professions: The Making, Normalizing and Taming of Ontario's "Foreign-Trained" Accountant. Accounting Organizations and Society.
Annisette, M., Vesty, G., and Anslem, T. (2017). Accounting Values, Controversies and Compromises in Tests of Worth. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 52, pp. 209-239.
Annisette, M. and Prasad, A. (2017). Critical Accounting Research in Hyper-racial Times. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Vol. 43, pp. 5-19.
Lehman, C., Annisette, M., and Ageymang, G. (2016). Immigration and Neo-Liberalism: Three Cases and Counter Accounts. Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal, Vol. 29(1), pp. 43-79. (Mary Parker Follett Manuscript Award “Highly Commended”)
Annisette, M. and Trivedi, S. (2013). Globalization, Paradox and the (Un)making of Identities: Immigrant Chartered Accountants of India in Canada. Accounting Organizations and Society, Vol. 38(1), pp. 1-29.
Annisette, M. and Richardson, A. (2011). Justification and Accounting: Applying Sociology of Worth to Accounting Research. Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal, Vol. 24(2), pp. 229-249. (Mary Parker Follett Manuscript Award “Highly Commended”)
Annisette, M. and Cooper, C. (forthcoming). Researching the Exercise of Power of Everything. In Hoque, Z. et al (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Qualitative Accounting Research Methods.
Annisette, M. (2012). Racialization Processes in Accountancy. In Walker, S. et al (eds.) Critical Histories of Accounting: Sinister Inscriptions in the Modern Era, London: Routledge, pp. 200-215.
Graham, C. and Annisette, M. (2012). The Role of Transnationals in Framing Accounting in the Global South. In Hopper, T. et al (eds.) Handbook of Accounting and Development, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 59-73.
Annisette, M. (2010). Maintaining Empire: The Practice Link in Trinidad and Tobago. In Poullaos, C. and Sian, S. (eds.) Accountancy and Empire: the British Legacy of Professional Organization, London: Routledge, pp.168-191.
Editorials in Refereed Journals:
Annisette, M. Cooper, C. and Gendron, Y. (2017). After 25 Years, How Should We Proceed? Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Vol 43, pp. 1-4.
Annisette, M., Cooper, C., and Gendron Y. (2015). Against Dogmatism. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Vol. 26, pp. 1.
Annisette, M., Cooper, C., and Gendron Y. (2015). Living a contradictory Life: CPAs Admission into SSCI. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Vol. 31, pp. 1-4.
Annisette, M. and Trivedi, S. (2010). The Experience of Indian Chartered Accountants in Canada. Annual Magazine of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
Annisette , M (2012) Discussant’s Comments on Gloria Ageymang and Cheryl Lehman’s “Whose story is is anyway? Accounting for Migration” Conference Proceedings Tenth Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Accounting Conference Cardiff, Wales 11-13, July 2012
Project Title Role Award Amount Year Awarded Granting Agency Project TitleSlavery Memory and Citizenship. (Paul Lovejoy Principal Applicant) RoleCo-Investigator Award Amount$2,500,000.00 Year Awarded2008-2013 Granting AgencySocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council - Major Collaborative Research Initiative Project TitleThe Relationship between Accounting and Globalization (Alan Richardson Co Applicant) RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$78,000.00 Year Awarded2007-2010 Granting AgencySocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council - Standard Research Grant Project Title RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$90,000.00 Year Awarded2005 Granting AgencySchulich School of Business - Minor Research Grant