We gratefully acknowledge the support of the CIMA's General Charitable Trust
John BURNS (Exeter Business School, UK)
The Manufacturing Accounting Research (MAR) Conference is a biennial conference at which worldwide scholars, researchers and practitioners debate on control, cost and performance management related issues in a wide range of business organizations, both in manufacturing and service. Previous conferences have been held in Eindhoven (1993), Bruges (1995), Edinburgh (1997), Kolding (1999), Pisa (2001), Twente (2003), Tampere (2005), Trento (2007), Münster (2009), Ghent (2010), Helsinki (2012) and Copenhagen (2014).
The Lisbon 2016 conference continues and evolves themes established in previous conferences. A direct engagement with operational processes has always been a central feature in the academic papers presented at the MAR conference. The Lisbon 2016 conference continues to welcome papers with a strong operational orientation. Such papers could relate, for example, to the use of cost and performance management systems in, sales, marketing, advanced manufacturing technology contexts, customer-supplier relationships and networks.
Inspired by the presence of our acknowledged key note speakers and the challenges many companies face, we also encourage papers analyzing how to design and use management accounting, cost and performance management systems to drive innovation, thus gathering insights into how cost management and performance measurement systems can support innovation in the competitive business environment. Papers related to this include, for example, the role of management and cost accounting and/or performance management systems in supporting innovation, the design, implementation and use of effective management control systems adapted to different contexts, knowledge integration and entrepreneurship in organizations.
Similarly to the earlier MAR conferences, the Lisbon 2016 conference will in general consider the link between design, implementation and use of management accounting and control systems and the relevance to both theory and practice.
The conference will consist of plenary presentations, concurrent sessions and a special track for PhD students. For some concurrent sessions a discussant will be allocated. The PhD track aims to promote young researchers and provides a platform for discussion of and individual feedback to PhD related papers. There will be an appointed discussant for each of these papers.
The conference is jointly organized by EIASM and Nova School of Business & Economics.
Please click HERE to download the conference final programme.
The best papers will be submitted to a special issue of the Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management (QRAM). These papers will be subject to the journal’s double-blind review process.
The ISSN number for the conference papers
One of the few European capitals with both a river and a coastline, Lisbon has Praça do Comércio square as its main meeting area. The city has always been ready to welcome new visitors and to bid a fond farewell to those departing, something that was never truer than when saying goodbye to sailors at the time of the great Portuguese maritime discoveries. This is why there are many important Manueline monuments shining in the light of Lisbon and its surrounding region, such as the Torre de Belém and the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos. The modern leisure area of the Parque das Nações proves that Lisbon still maintains its close links with the river today. Here, for example, you will find the distinctive mark of Álvaro Siza Vieira on one of the buildings that hosted the last world exposition of the 20th century, dedicated to the theme of the oceans. In contrast to this, do not miss the picturesque mediaeval quarters of Alfama and Mouraria, above which stands the castle. This castle, matched by Bairro Alto on the other hill, leads down to the downtown city centre known as the Baixa pombalina.
Solar do Vinho do Porto (Porto Wine Institute)
Solar do Vinho do Porto is located in the Bairro Alto near Chiado disctrict, right in the heart of one of the most typical neighbourhoods of the city. Go to the Praça dos Restauradores, in the very centre of town, take the Glória elevator up to the top and drop in on the Solar inside the beautiful Ludovic Palace. Here, in a calm and relaxed atmosphere, the visitor is offered a range of types and brands of Port Wine to taste or, in the case of the connoisseur, the Port Wine of his choice.
São Jorge Castle
The São Jorge Castle rises up on one of the highest hills in Lisbon. It was wrested in 1147 from the Moors by D. Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal. The São Jorge Castle offers its visitors beautiful gardens and viewpoints from where one can observe the town in all its splendour, also a multimedia show (Olisipónia), a dark camera (Ulisses Tower - a 360º journey over Lisbon), an exhibition area, a meeting room (Casa do Governador) and a thematic shop. Inside São Jorge Castle can also be found the Restaurant "Casa do Leão", which combines the historical atmosphere to the best of the Portuguese traditional cuisine.
For more information about Lisbon and Portugal visit: https://www.visitportugal.com/en
Lisbon is easily accessed by flight, road, sea and rail.
Flights to Lisbon :
Trains to Lisbon :
Nova School of Business and Economics
Please click HERE to find a summary file of the hotels suggested. Note that the prices are indicated VAT and breakfast included.
FEES (VAT EXCLUDED)
The below fee includes :
Cancellations made before May 20, 2016 will be reimbursed minus 20% of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after that date.
Payments should be made by :
ADMINISTRATIONMs. Graziella Michelante - EIASM Conference Manager
EIASM - PLACE DE BROUCKÈRE-PLEIN - 31 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
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