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OSLO, NORWAY, JUNE 15-16, 2018

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the CIMA


Professor Hanno Roberts
Associate-Professor Pāl Berthling-Hansen
Mrs Irmelin Vivienne



Linda Mulehamn
EVP Corporate Insight, INSR Insurance Group ASA, Norway. Linda Mulehamn has 18 years of experience in analytics / managerial positions within If Insurance P&C. She holds a Master degree in Industrial Mathematics from NTNU, an actuarial degree from the University of Oslo, and an MBA from BI Norwegian Business School.

John Martin Dervå
John Dervå is currently working for the Law Enforcement Analysis Portal (LEAP) in the US. He was part of the team that analysed the Norwegian police force after the Anders Breivik massacre on July 22, 2011, as well as analyzed the utilization of police resources for homicides in Norway from 2004 - 2009.

Prof Markus Granlund,
Dean of the Turku School of Economics, Finland.
Markus Granlund is a reputed researcher on the relationship between information systems, performance measurement, and management control on which he has published widely. He has been involved in development projects on accounting and information systems in major companies and public-sector organizations in Finland and abroad.



The Manufacturing and Service Accounting Research (MSAR) is the new name of the Manufacturing Accounting Research (MAR) Conference, 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), Copenhagen (2014), and Lisbon (2016).

The Oslo-2018 MSAR conference continues and evolves themes established in previous conferences, and explicitly acknowledges and addresses (starting from the name) the service dimension in business environment as a relevant area for the accounting research perspective of the Conference. A direct engagement with operational processes has always been a central feature in the academic papers presented at the MAR (now MSAR) conference. Similar to the earlier conferences, the Oslo-2018 MSAR conference continues to welcome papers with a strong operational orientation. Such papers could relate to, for example the design and use of management and cost accounting, business analytics, management control, and performance management systems in all functional domains of the organization, the use in combination with advanced manufacturing or enterprise resource planning technology, and the use within customer-supplier and inter-organizational networks.

For the Oslo-2018 MSAR conference, we specifically encourage papers on the use of technology within or in combination with business analytics and control & performance measurements systems. The design of technology-driven financial systems, the adoption and transition towards systems of business analytics, and the organizational and behavioural aspects of implementation, are examples of relevant topical categories. Papers that are interdisciplinary in nature are particularly welcome. This includes papers with an origin from outside the accounting discipline, papers which employ a non-mainstream research design, and papers that have a cross-disciplinary set of co-authors.

The conference will consist of an opening session on business-analytics, provided from a practitioner and a scholarly perspective, and conceptually framed by a reputed, academic guest speaker. Academic papers are presented in concurrent sessions with all papers having a discussant. There is a dedicated track for PhD students and early-career researchers, with selected discussants from various editorial boards.

A special event is organized with respect to the 25-year celebration of the MSAR research conferences (1993-2018). Attendants will be part of a WhatsApp group to receive further information on the conference’s activities and practical details.

The conference is jointly organized by EIASM and BI Norwegian Business School.


The submission deadline is over.



Please click HERE to see the list of accepted papers that will be presented. 



Relevant conference papers can be submitted to the special issue on Digitilization and Management Control of the Journal of Management Control, submission deadline January 31, 2019, see HERE.



Norwegian Business School 

(Handelshøyskolen BI)
Nydalsveien 37
0484 OSLO

The metro station “Nydalen” is right in front of the building’s main entrance.



To/from Oslo Airport (Gardermoen)

The fastest connection (20 minutes) from the airport to Oslo is the Airport Express Train (“Flytoget”) which stops under the airport terminal, see http://www.flytoget.no/flytoget_eng/.

The Airport Shuttle Bus (“Nor-Way Bussekspress”) takes about 40 minutes, and has stops across the city center and at Ring 3, a five-minute walk from the School’s building, see https://www.nor-way.no/en-US/routes/our-routes/flybussen. You are advised to buy tickets online in advance, to benefit from discounts.

All modes of transport accept VISA and Master cards. There is a very limited need to exchange physical currency from Euros for the Norwegian Kronor (NOK), as all places accept payment by credit card, including for small items such as buying a coffee.


To/from the Norwegian Business School BI (“Handelshøyskolen BI”)

You are advised to use public transport and buy a 24-hour or 7-day card (1 zone) valid for all modes of public transport, see https://ruter.no/en/buying-tickets/tickets-and-fares/. Cards can be bought already at the airport, at any of the 7-11 or Narvesen kiosks.

Taxis are expensive and best used when public transport has stopped running for the day. Taxis are either called up (https://www.oslotaxi.no/en/) or taken from designated taxi stands.


From Oslo Central Station (“OSLO S”)

Metro ("T-bane"): from the railway station square (“Jernbanetorget”), you have three options:

4 Vestli via Majorstuen (Westbound line)
5 Ringen via Majorstuen (Westbound line)
5 Ringen via Tøyen

Get off at the metro station 'Nydalen'.

Bus: from “Jernbanetorget”, you have two options:

37 Nydalen T - get off at the last stop (outside the BI main entrance)
30 Nydalen - get off at Gullhaugveien (outside the BI side entrance)


Arrival in Oslo by other means of transportation

Arrival by train
Oslo can be reached by train from Copenhagen (Denmark) through Sweden (Malmø/Gothenburg) or from Stockholm (Sweden). You will arrive at the Oslo Central Station.

Arrival by bus
Oslo can be reached by bus from Denmark, Sweden and Germany. Busses stop at Oslo Bus Terminal, located next to the Central Station.

Arrival by ferry
You can reach Oslo by ferry from Denmark (Copenhagen – DFDS Seaways, and Frederikshavn – Stena Line) and Germany (Kiel – Color Line). The DFDS Seaways and Stena Line terminal is located at Vippetangen, close to the Central Station. The Color Line terminal is located at Hjortneskaia. A shuttle bus will take you to the Central Station (Oslo S/Jernbanetorget) in 10 minutes.



The academic programme of the conference will start on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 10:00; registration is open from 09:00. 

The conference is scheduled to end at approximately 17:00 on Saturday, June 16.



BI Norwegian Business School is the main provider of research-based knowledge on business and management disciplines in Norway. Since its founding in 1943, BI has focused on bridging academia with practice. Three out of ten senior executives in Norway are graduates of BI. With 20 000 students, a unique range of study programmes and a solid commitment to research, BI is recognised as one of the largest and most productive academic environments in Europe. BI is the only Norwegian educational institution with triple accreditation (EQUIS, AACSB, AMBA). During the past few years, BI has climbed on the Financial Times rankings, and is now number 35 on the European business school ranking.

The conference will take place at the Oslo campus, in the northern part of Oslo, occupying a privileged location near the Nydalen metro station and the Aker river that crosses the city of Oslo. Within 15-minute walk from the campus, the Norwegian forests of “Nordmarka” start, making it an ideal place for hiking and celebrating mid-Summer night.


Oslo is the capital city of Norway, located at the Oslo fjord, and has a long history going back to the Viking era. In the conference month of June, daylight is almost 22 hours, due to the northern latitude of the city. June 21 is the celebration of Mid-Summer night with no night fall at all.

Oslo city has numerous attractions, eateries, and entertainment options, as well as acts as the point of departure for excursions to Norway’s many fjords and natural parks. You are welcome to extend your conference stay by visiting them, and celebrate Mid-Summer night with us!



We suggest either one of the Nordic Choice Hotels in the city center, near the Oslo central station (Oslo S), from where it is 11-14 minutes with metro to Nydalen metro station.

  • Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania
  • Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeateret
  • Comfort Hotel Karl Johan
  • Clarion Collection Hotel Savoy
  • Comfort Hotel Børsparken
  • Comfort Hotel Grand Central
  • Comfort Hotel Xpress Youngstorget

Alternatively, the Radisson BLU Hotel Nydalen is located a one-minute walk across from the School; see https://www.radissonblu.com/en/hotelnydalen-oslo. Moreover, there are several low-cost accommodation options available in the area via AirBnB.


The ISSN number for the conference papers




The fees include participation to the conference, access to the presentations, the lunches, the workshop dinner, morning and afternoon refreshments.

For participants affiliated with an institution that is member or associate member of the EIASM's
Academic Council
190,00 € (VAT Exempt)
For participants coming from another academic institution 240,00 € (VAT Exempt)

Cancellations made before May 18, 2018 will be reimbursed minus 20% of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after that date.

Payments should be made by :

  • The following credit cards: Visa or Eurocard/Mastercard/Access




Ms. Graziella Michelante - EIASM Conference Manager
Tel: +32 2 226 66 62 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: michelante@eiasm.be