How do professionals create meaning when their expertise is challenged by technological and societal change?
Erica Pimentel is a CPA and a doctoral candidate in Accountancy at the John Molson School of Business. Erica holds a B.Comm from McGill, an MBA from the John Molson School of Business and an LLM in Tax from York University. Prior to starting her PhD, she worked in public accounting.
Erica leverages her close proximity to practice to perform research on professional work and the business applications of blockchain technology. She is interested in how professionals create meaning through their work. Her doctoral research has been supported by scholarships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur du Québec, CPA Québec and Concordia University.
Erica Pimentel's blog posts
Erica Pimentel argues that, in the age of blockchain, the accounting profession can reposition itself as a community of business advisors. Read more
Public Scholar Erica Pimentel shares ways to cultivate meaningfulness at work during a global pandemic. Read more
Five best practices on how to keep employees learning and growing while working from home. Read more
- June 21 - Interviewed on Accounting Exposed (podcast): Why Accountants Need to Understand Blockchain
- August 10 - Feature in The Conversation: COVID-19 could have a lasting, positive impact on workplace culture
- August 10 - Interviewed with 570 News Kitchener Today: Why the idea of social bubbles might need to be re-evaluated
- August 11 - Interview with 900 CHML Hamilton’s The Scott Thompson Show: Has working from home improved our workplace culture?
- August 12 - Interviewed on Intelligence Numerique (podcast): comptabilité et interdisciplinarité
- September 15 - Op-Ed in the Gazette: Let’s not rush back to the office; remote work is working
- October 12 - The Conversation: Remote work requires us to reconsider how to evaluate and pay employees
- October 3 - Le Devoir: Le monde du travail en mutation forcée
- October 18 - CKNW Vancouver’s Weekend Morning Show: Chapter 2: Paying Remote Workers, Evaluating Work From Home
- November 9 - 570 News Kitchener’s The Mike Farwell Show
- January 25 - The Conversation: Financial professions must pivot to stave off technological extinction
- February 23 - Podcast or Perish: Episode 027: Public Scholars
- March 5 - CBC Radio’s Let's Go with Sabrina Marandola
- April - recognized by the University of Bath on their #ThinklistNext 2021