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6TH CONFERENCE ON NEW DIRECTIONS IN MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING


BRUSSELS, DECEMBER 15-17, 2008
SPONSORED BY

CHAIRPERSONS

Kari LUKKA
Turku School of Economics and Business Administration (TSEBA)

Michael SHIELDS
Eli Broad Graduate School of Management - Michigan State University

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Robert BLOOMFIELD, Cornell University, USA
Antonio DAVILA, IESE Business School, Spain
Joan LUFT, Michigan State University, USA
Jan MOURITSEN, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

The rate of change in the practice of and research on management accounting appears to be increasing. Many organisations are attempting to change their existing, or implement new and innovative, management accounting practices, based on new management accounting and business ideas, practices, strategies, structures, processes, systems, and information. A number of new challenging objects of measurement and control have recently emerged, including intellectual capital and networks of organisations. The roles and designs of budgeting systems appear to be changing. While much of this innovation and implementation concentrates on new costing or performance measurement systems, there is also change related to the roles of management accountants in organisations. Current developments outlined above provide many new opportunities for innovative management accounting research, and for a fruitful integration of existing accounting knowledge and the currently emerging practice issues.

The purpose of this conference, like its five predecessors, is to examine innovative management accounting practices and innovative ideas about how to conduct research on them. The conference will consist of plenary sessions and research paper presentations. The general theme for this next conference is "Innovations and management accounting”. The theme covers issues like management accounting in innovative firms, planning and control of innovations, management accounting for product development, innovative management accounting concepts and technologies, and innovative research methods in management accounting. The invited plenary speakers are:

• Robert Bloomfield, Cornell University, USA
• Antonio Davila, IESE Business School, Spain
• Joan Luft, Michigan State University, USA
• Jan Mouritsen, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

CALL FOR PAPERS

Submission of papers that deal with innovative management accounting practices, theories, and research methods are particularly relevant to this conference. For reference, papers on the following types of issues are welcomed warmly:

PRACTICE:
* innovative management accounting practices in particular parts of the world
* management accounting in new organizational designs (flat, horizontal, matrix, network, virtual, team)
* management accounting systems for enterprise resource planning systems, e-commerce, electronic data interchange, electronic meetings, customer relationship management, and supply chain management
* value chain accounting
* new management accounting techniques, processes and information
* linkages between competitive strategy and management accounting
* integration/disintegration of management accounting
* challenges of globalisation for management accounting
* changing roles of management accountants in organizations
* information about what practitioners expect management accounting researchers to do


RESEARCH:
* role of social science and other theories in researching innovative practices
* comparative analyses of various theoretical approaches
* new theories for researching innovative practices
* ways of improving the relevance, validity, and reliability of theory-based empirical research
* role of research design in management accounting studies
* research method issues in researching innovative practices
* innovative ways of conducting management accounting research


THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS OVER !!!!

  • The papers will be considered for presentation at concurrent sessions by the Programme Committee, and a response will be given by 15 October 2008.
  • There will be an appointed discussant for each paper presented at the Conference.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMMES

Please click HERE to download the conference programme overview.

Please click HERE to download the conference parallel sessions programme.


EDEN ON PRODUCING AND EVALUATING KNOWLEDGE IN MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

An EDEN ( EIASM's Doctoral Education Network) seminar is proposed jointly with this Conference.

Management Accounting is a diverse field both in terms of its objects of interest, the perspectives applied in understanding them and ways of studying them. This EDEN aims to provide a foundational overview of the field of Management Accounting, together with an understanding of the appropriate notions of rigour and relevance that contribute to the production of management accounting knowledge across diverse research streams and approaches that are required for initial research proposals.

For more details, click HERE

PRACTICALITIES

The Conference will start on Monday, December 15 around 1pm and is scheduled to end at approximately 4 p.m.on Wednesday December 17.


LOCATION :

The whole workshop will take place in the Hotel Métropole in which the  EIASM premises are located (Place De Brouckère-plein 31, 1000 Brussels).

The Hotel Métropole is marvelously well located right in the historical centre of Brussels, just a few steps away from the “Grand-Place”, the “Bourse” and the “Theatre de la Monnaie” and close to the central and north railway stations, that each have direct connections to Brussels International airport.

ACCOMMODATION :

* Hotel Métropole ***** (conference location) PLEASE BOOK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Place de Brouckère 31 - 1000 Bruxelles
http://www.metropolehotel.com

During the week :
Superior Single room at € 149 ,-/ night 
Deluxe Single room at € 179,-/ night

Double Supplement €  30 per night, including buffet breakfast and all taxes !!!

During the week-end :
Superior Single room at € 130 ,-/ night 
Deluxe Single room at € 160,-/ night

Double Supplement €  30 per night, including buffet breakfast and all taxes !!!

To take advantage of these special rates, please mention “EIASM” when making your reservation.

Contact : Mr.Chafik HABIB
Tel. : + 32 2 214 24 25 or + 32 2 214 24 26 or + 32 2 2142424
Fax : 32 2 2180240
Email : info@metropolehotel.be

* Hotel NH Atlanta (next door) ****
Boulevard Adolph Max 7
1000 Brussels
Tel 00800 0115 0116 (free of charge) - reservations@nh-hotels.com
Special rate (single or double room) 146 EUR (including breakfast)
Please mention "EIASM " when making your reservation.

* Citadines Apart'hotel  (10 minutes walk) PLEASE BOOK BEFORE NOV 15
51 quai au Bois à Brûler - 1000 Brussels
Tel 32 2 221 14 11 - Fax 32 2 2211599 -
To book a room, contact benoit.schietecat@citadines.com  and mention "New Directions"
http://www.citadines.com

For a studio (for 1-2 pers) : 113 EUR for 1 person - 126 EUR for 2  persons - breakfast included
Appartment (for 1-4 pers) : 141 EUR for 1, 2 or 3 persons - 154 EUR for 4 persons - breakfast included 
Please mention "EIASM " when making your reservation.

RESOTEL can also help you to find a room at a competitive price : info@resotel.be
Here is the search system of the company RESOTEL : http://www.belgium-hospitality.com/


JOINING INSTRUCTIONS :

For joining instructions (EIASM / Hotel Métropole)  please have a look on :

http://www.eiasm.be/contactus/howtoreach/index.html

or on :

http://www.eiasm.be/contactus/roadmap/index.html

INTERESTING WEB SITES :

Hotel Métropole : http://www.metropolehotel.com/EN/home.cfm?Lang=EN

Brussels : http://www.brusselsdiscovery.com/wabxlint/visitor/index.jsp?lg=EN 

SOCIAL EVENTS :

Welcome reception on Monday December 15
Conference Gala Dinner on Tuesday December 16

FEES

The fees include participation to the conference, conference documents, welcome drink, coctail, 2 lunches (Tuesday & Wednesday), the conference dinner (Tuesday) and morning and afternoon refreshments.

DOWNLOAD LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

DOWNLOAD ACCEPTED PAPERS

ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Graziella Michelante - EIASM Conference Manager
EIASM - PLACE DE BROUCK√ąRE-PLEIN - 31 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 62 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: michelante@eiasm.be