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EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR ON QUANTITATIVE EMPIRICAL RESEARCH ON MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING


BRUSSELS, DECEMBER 14-18, 2009
INTRODUCING EDEN

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EDEN IN ACCOUNTING

The programme in Accounting will include seminars on the following topics :

  • Analytical Accounting Research
  • Visualising, Measuring and Managing Intangibles
  • Empirical Financial Accounting Research
  • Producing and Evaluating Knowledge in Management Accounting
  • Quantitative Empirical Research in Management Accounting

COORDINATOR & FACULTY MEMBER

Dr. Michael SHIELDS, Michigan State University, U.S.A.

FACULTY MEMBERS

Dr. Chris CHAPMAN, Imperial College London, U.K.
Dr. Frank MOERS, Maastricht University, the Netherlands

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE

This course will focus on quantitative empirical research methods used in management accounting research (archival, survey, experiments) and frequently used theoretical perspectives including the contingency theory of organizations, economic theories (agency, value of information, organizational architecture, and complementarities in organization design), and psychology theories (cognition, motivation, and social). In addition, general concepts related to the design, conduct, and evaluation of valid theory-consistent empirical research will be presented.

This course will consist of pre-class readings, lectures, discussions, participant-team work groups, and participant-team presentations.

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

This EDEN course deals with issues related to conducting quantitative empirical research in management accounting. This course will help students gain a wider and deeper understanding of the method and contribution of quantitative empirical research on management accounting. This includes:

(1) what has been and can be the role and contribution of quantitative empirical research to understanding management accounting;
(2) what are interesting research questions that have been and can be addressed by quantitative empirical research in management accounting;
(3) how to design and conduct valid quantitative empirical research studies;
(4) what social-science theories are frequently used to motivate and structure the design and analysis of quantitative empirical research in management accounting; and
(5) what are commonly used quantitative research methods and how do you evaluate how well they are used (i.e., what is their validity).

In this EDEN course, these and other issues and topics will be raised and discussed, under the guidance of an international faculty of management accounting scholars who have extensive experience in conducting and publishing a wide variety of quantitative empirical research in management accounting.

The purpose of this course is to increase participants’ awareness of the various opportunities that arise when selecting and conducting quantitative empirical research in management accounting, and the necessary knowledge and skills needed to conduct and evaluate such research.

A variety of quantitative empirical research approaches exist when considering the possible theoretical perspectives and research methods that can be applied to the study of management accounting. In consequence, this course will address a variety of research methods (including archival, experimental, and survey) and theoretical perspectives (including contingency theory of organizations, economics, psychology, and strategic management). These various topics will be addressed through the combination of assigned readings, lectures, discussions, and participant-team assignments and presentations.
 

PRACTICALITIES

TIME AND LOCATION
The seminar will be held at the EIASM, BRUSSELS.
The programme will start on December 14, 2009 and is scheduled to end December 18, 2009

PARTICIPATION FEE
The participation fee is 1500 €. This fee includes participation to the seminar, the documents, lodging and full board.
Doctoral students will be assigned rooms for two.

Should you wish a single room, an extra fee of 25 € per night will be charged to you.

Cancellations made before November 27, 2009 will be reimbursed with 10% deduction of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after this date.

EIASM SCHOLARSHIPS
The Institute offers a limited number of scholarships of 700 € each. Scholarships are strictly limited to students coming from an EIASM Institutional Member (the Academic Council). Allocation of the scholarships is entirely at the discretion of the European Institute.

APPLICATIONS
Interested doctoral students should register online (and add the required documents) no later than October 14, 2009. Besides doctoral students, other researchers may participate. The number of participants will be limited to create a stimulating environment. The selection among the applicants will be conducted by the Institute’s Faculty. They will review the following documents which should necessarily complement each application form:

  • the applicant’s curriculum vitae demonstrating his/her capabilities of doing research ;
  • a letter of recommendation of his/her local faculty supporting the application ;
  • a two-page description of his/her doctoral research, indicating the general objectives.
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Nina Payen
EDEN Manager, EIASM -  PLACE DE BROUCK√ąRE-PLEIN - 31 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 61 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: payen@eiasm.be