Lawrence Corrigan

Assistant Professor
Sobey School of Business
Accounting

Faculty Member Information

Education

Ph.D., Business Administration, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University, 2015
M.B.A., Business Administration, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University, 2002
Diploma, Public Administration, Institute of Public Affairs, Dalhousie University, 1992
B.Comm, Business Administration, Dalhousie University, 1978
Diploma, Applied Business, Tourism, Ryerson University, 1975

Professional Licensures & Certifications

Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA), CPA Atlantic, 2015
Fellow Certified General Accountant (FCGA), Certified General Accountants Association of Canada, 1998
Certified General Accountant (CGA), Certified General Accountants Association of Nova Scotia, 1986

Academic Work Experience

2013 - Present, Full-time Assistant Professor, Accounting, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University
2006 - 2012, Part-time Faculty Member, Accounting and Management, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University

Non-Academic Work Experience

1998 - 2012, Vice President, Finance, Saint Mary's University
1995 - 1998, Commissioner of Corporate Services, Halifax Regional Municipality
1993 - 1995, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Dartmouth
1983 - 1993, Director of Corporate Planning and Deputy City Treasurer, City of Dartmouth

Membership

2015 - Present, Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA)
2015 - Present, American Accounting Association (AAA)
2015 - Present, Certified General Accountants of Nova Scotia (CGANS)
2015 - Present, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI)
2015 - Present, European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)
2015 - Present, Administration Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC)

Honours

Honourable Mention Award Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference - 2015
Best Conference Paper Atlantic Schools of Business Conference - Fredericton - 2015
Award for Excellence In Case Reviewing Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference - 2014
Award for Best Student Paper Atlantic Schools of Business Conference - Antigonish - 2013
Teaching Excellence Award Faculty of Commerce, Saint Mary's University Students Association - 2012
Award for Best Student Paper Atlantic Schools of Business Conference - Halifax - 2012
Case Competition Finalist Academy of Management - Boston - 2012
University Gold Medal - MBA Program Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University - 2002
Senate Academic Award Saint Mary's University - 2000
Carling Award, Highest Academic Standing Ryerson University - HRIA Program - 1975

Teaching: Course / Program Development

2012/04 - 2012/04, Business 6900
2012/03 - 2014/03, Accounting 4490
2011/03 - 2011/03, Saint May's University Doctor of Philosophy Program
2011/01 - 2011/01, SMBA 6690
2009/01 - 2009/01, Teaching at Certified General Accountants Conference
1998/01 - Present, Teaching at Saint Mary's University

Scholarly Contributions

Journal Articles

Corrigan Lawrence. "Accounting practice and the historic turn: Performing budget histories", Management & Organizational History 11:2 (Winter - 2016), 77-98
Hartt C, Helms Mills J, Corrigan Lawrence. "Sense-making and actor networks: the non-corporeal actant and the making of an Air Canada history", Management and Organizational History 9:3 (Winter - 2014), 288-304
Corrigan Lawrence. "The quantitative-qualitative debate: add temporality and stir", The Workplace Review (Spring - 2014), 51-63
Corrigan Lawrence, Beaubien L. "Dramaturgy in the internet era", Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, An International Journal 8:3 (Spring - 2013), 308-325
Corrigan Lawrence. "University culture and risk propensity ", The Workplace Review (Fall - 2013), 3-14
Corrigan Lawrence, Mills A. "Men on board: Actor-network theory, feminism and gendering the past", Management and Organizational History 7:3 (Spring - 2012), 251-265

Presentation

Corrigan Lawrence. "Merger of the Canadian Accounting Bodies", International Doctoral Consortium (Winter - 2013)
Corrigan Lawrence, Weigand H, Fralich R. "The university budget as an instrument for ethical conduct in operations, strategy and culture", Atlantic School of Business Conference (Spring - 2011)
Corrigan Lawrence. "Actor-network Theory", Doctoral Consortium (Winter - 2011)
Corrigan Lawrence. "Performance indicators for not-for-profit organizations ", Corporate Governance Forum (Spring - 2010)

Conference Proceedings

Corrigan Lawrence, Rixon Daphne. "Key performance indicators: a theatrical analysis of the presentation of KPIs in electrical cooperatives", 32nd EGOS Colloquium: Cooperatives as a fortress of participation? (2016 - 2016)
Corrigan Lawrence. "Accounting as organizational discourse: Hiding budget knowledge in plain view", 12th International Conference on Organizational Discourse (2016 - 2016)
Corrigan Lawrence. "Performing budget histories ", Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference (2015 - 2015)
Secord Peter, Corrigan Lawrence. "The entrepreneurial work of privateers: a critical accounting historiography", Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (2015 - 2015)
Corrigan Lawrence. "Toward a critical understanding of municipal budget-making", International Conference of Critical Accounting (2013 - 2013)
Hartt Christopher, Mills Albert, Helms Mills J., Corrigan Lawrence. "Sensemaking and actor networks: The non-corporeal actant and the making of an Air Canada history", Management History Research Group Conference (2013 - 2013)
Corrigan Lawrence. "The quantitative-qualitative debate: add temporality and stir", Atlantic School of Business Conference (2013 - 2013)
Corrigan Lawrence, Beaubien L.. "Staging an accounting marriage: a dramaturgical account of a merger negotiation ", Qualitative Research in Management and Organization Conference (2012 - 2012)
Corrigan Lawrence, Mills Albert. "War remembrance, protest and politics: a dramaturgical analysis of territoriality ", Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism (2012 - 2012)
Corrigan Lawrence. "University Culture and Risk Propensity", Atlantinc School of Business Conference (2012 - 2012)
Corrigan Lawrence, Mills Albert. "Men on board: Can actor-network theory critique the persistence of gender inequity? ", The Seventh International Critical Management Studies(CMS) Conference (CMS7) (2011 - 2011)

Other Publications

Corrigan Lawrence. "Budget Theatre: a postdramaturgical account of municipal budget making "
Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada (Spring - 2015)

Service: Institutional Committees

Faculty Selection Committee, (with Russell Fralich and Ellen Farrell) for full-time assistant professor of Strategic Management, 2014/03 - 2014/03 (Member)
Department of Accounting Scholarship Committee, 2014/01 - None (Member)
Committee Chair for preparation of the CPA Competency Map and supporting materials for the management accounting stream, 2014/01 - 2014/01 (Chair)
Sobey School of Business Space Committee, 2013/01 - None (Chair)
Audit Committee , 2012/03 - 2012/03 (Member)
Sobey School of Business strategic planning working group , 2012/01 - 2012/03 (Member)
Member of the Audit Committee of the IMPACT Fund, 2012/01 - 2012/03 (Member)
Board of Directors (student-faculty administered investment program) , 2011/03 - 2011/03 (Treasurer)
Executive Committee, 1998/01 - 2011/03 (Member)
Board of Governors, 1998/01 - 2011/03 (Member)
Finance Committee, 1998/01 - 2011/03 (Member)
Investment Committee, 1998/01 - 2011/03 (Member)
Budget Committee, 1998/01 - 2011/03 (Chair)
Pension Committee, 1998/01 - 2011/03 (Chair)
Property Committee, 1998/01 - 2011/03 (275)

Service: Professional or Disciplinary

Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) 2015 Conference, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) 2014/03 - 2014/03
Peer Reviewer, Human Relations 2013/03 - 2013/03
Dark Side Case Competition , Academy of Management 2013/03 - 2013/03
Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) 2014 Conference , Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) 2013/03 - 2013/03
Practitioner conference - Design and the economy at the city/local level, Design and Economic Symposium 2013/02 - 2013/02
Tier 1 Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Project, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) 2013/01 - 2013/01
Design + Economy Symposium, New York City, NY, 2013/01 - 2013/03
The quantitative-qualitative debate: add temporality and stir , University of Eastern Finland 2013/01 - Present
Peer Reviewer, Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management 2012/03 - 2012/03
Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (2013) , Atlantic School of Business 2012/03 - 2012/03
The Ethical Use of the Halifax Common Workshop Facilitator , Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs 2012/01 - 2012/03
Peer Reviewer, Organization 2011/03 - 2011/03
Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (2012) , Atlantic School of Business 2011/03 - 2011/03
Organizing Through Displacement, Travel and Movement Moderator, 2011/03 - 2011/03
Organizational Behaviour Moderator, Atlantic School of Business Conference 2011/03 - 2011/03
Technical Assistance, Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO) 2011/02 - 2011/02
Finance and Audit Committee Member , Canadian Cancer Society, Nova Scotia Division 2009/01 - Present

Service: Community

Chair of the Saint Mary’s University Campaign, Metro United Way 2015/01 - Present
Past Chair of the Municipal Division Campaign, Metro United Way 2015/01 - Present
Parish Council member, Saint Peter’s Parish 2015/01 - Present
Parish Finance Committee member, Saint Peter’s Parish 2015/01 - Present
Board of Directors, Dartmouth United Soccer Club 2015/01 - Present
Soccer Team Manager, Capital Interdistrict Soccer League 2015/01 - Present
Competition Treasurer, Dartmouth Canoe to the Sea 2015/01 - Present
Coach, Dartmouth Minor Basketball 2015/01 - Present
Dartmouth South Treasurer, Scouts Canada 2015/01 - Present

Biography

<p><strong>Lawrence T. Corrigan, MBA, CPA, FCGA, PhD</strong> is currently Assistant Professor of Accounting at the Sobey School of Business in Halifax, Canada. His cross-disciplinary research program investigates the usefulness of qualitative research methodologies. Main areas of interest include accounting systems and the not-for-profit sector with a focus on municipal, university, and other governmental organizations.&nbsp;His research is inspired by the interpretive tradition of dramaturgy, and informed by critical historiography. Accounting is often thought of as mundane administration but instead is relational, theatrical and historically situated. Lawrence has extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector. He had previous roles as Vice-President, Finance of Saint Mary&rsquo;s University, President of the Certified General Accountants of Nova Scotia, and was the Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Dartmouth.</p>