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Mohamed Chelli

Chelli, Mohamed
Associate Professor
M.Sc. (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Sfax), M.Phil. (Université Paris-Dauphine), Ph.D. (Université Laval and Université Paris-Dauphine)
DMS 7159
613-562-5800 x 4766
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Professor Mohamed Chelli holds a Master of Research degree in accounting from the Université Paris-Dauphine (France). He also holds a PhD in Business Administration (accounting) from the Université Laval (Québec, Canada) and the Université Paris-Dauphine (Paris, France) as part of a joint degree program.

Professor Chelli is teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. His teaching areas include Financial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Qualitative Methods in Accounting Research, and Qualitative Stream in Social and Environmental Accounting Research.

Professor Chelli has presented his research at several national and international conferences such as: Asia-Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference, Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association, Association Francophone de Comptabilité, Alternative Accounts Conference, Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research et Canadian Academic Accounting Association Conference. His research relates primarily, but not exclusively, to environmental disclosure, climate change, water disclosure and performance, human rights discourse, corporate socio-environmental performance indicators and sustainability ratings / rankings / certifications. Professor Chelli has published his research in such referred journals as the Journal of Business Ethics (JBE), Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (AAAJ), Organizational Research Methods (ORM), Business Strategy and the Environment (BSE), Meditari Accountancy Research (MEDAR), Comptabilité-Contrôle-Audit (CCA).

Publications during the last 7 years

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Chelli, M. and Cunliffe, A. 2022. Anticipating and Addressing the Politicization of Research. Organizational Research Methods, 25(1): 88-113.
  • Bui, T., Chelli, M. and Houqe, N. 2022. Climate Change Disclosure Ratings: The Ideological Play. Meditari Accountancy Research, 30(5): 1367-1392.
  • Chelli, M., Durocher, S. and Fortin, A. 2019. Substantive and Symbolic Strategies Sustaining the Environmentally Friendly Ideology: A Media-sensitive Analysis of the Discourse of a Leading French Utility. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 32(4): 1013-1042.
  • Chelli, M., Durocher, S. and Fortin, A. 2018. Normativity in environmental reporting: A comparison of three regimes. Journal of Business Ethics, 149(2): 285-311.
  • Ben Amar, W. and Chelli, M. 2018. What drives voluntary corporate water disclosures? The effect of country‐ level institutions. Business Strategy and the Environment, 27(8): 1609-1622.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2022-2023 Africa Call for Accounting & Finance Research Initiative (ACAFRI 2022-2023) Steering water accountability, governance, and SDG 6 in Africa: The case of Nigeria and Ghana, and their accounting profession R O Co-I $ 10,497
2018-2020 SSHRC Corporate Water Performance, Market Valuation and Cost of Equity Capital R C PI $ 43,402
2018-2019 Telfer School of Management Research Fund Start-Up R I PI $ 10,000
2018 University of Ottawa, Office of the Vice-President, Research Visiting Researcher Program – Professor Ataur Belal (Sheffield University, UK) R O PI $ 5,000
2017 University of Ottawa & Telfer School of Management Corporate Water-related Risks: Disclosure, Performance and Market Valuation R I PI $ 14,000
2016-2017 Telfer School of Management Research Fund Start-Up R I PI $ 10,000


C: Contract (R and D) | E: Equipment Grant | R: Research Grant | S: Support Award | P: Pedagogical Grant | O: Other, U: Unknown

C: Granting Councils | G: Government | F: Foundations | I: UO Internal Funding | O: Other | U: Unknown

PI = Principal Investigator | Co-I = Co-Investigator | Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator

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