Kari LUKKA(Turku School of Economics, University of Turku, Finland) Michael SHIELDS(Michigan State University, U.S.A.)
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the CIMA's General Charitable Trust
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 systems and practices, based on new management accounting and business ideas, strategies, technologies, structures, processes, operative locations, and information. A number of new challenging objects of planning, control and measurement have recently emerged, including intellectual capital, networks of organisations as well as environmental, social and organizational sustainability. The roles and designs of budgeting systems appear to be changing and the significance of performance management and measurement in many variations is increasing. While much of this innovation and implementation concentrates on new costing or performance management or measurement systems and practices, there are also changes related to the roles of management accountants in organisations. Current developments such as those outlined above provide many new and exciting opportunities for innovative management accounting research, and for a fruitful integration of existing accounting knowledge and the currently emerging practice issues. There are indications of increased collaboration between researchers and practitioners in the spirit of engaged scholarship, too.
The purpose of this conference, like its seven 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 the next conference is "Innovations in management accounting practice and research”.
The invited plenary speakers are:
Mats ALVESSON, University of Lund, Sweden
Joe FISHER, Indiana University, USA
Frank MOERS, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
Karen SEDATOLE, Michigan State University, USA
Their presentations will cover issues like challenging dominant assumptions in field research, innovations in budgets and budgeting, the design and performance of management accounting practices as packages or systems, and advantages of multi-theoretical perspectives for research on management accounting.
CALL FOR PAPERS : SUBMISSION deadline OVER
Submission of papers that deal with innovative management accounting practices, theories, or research methods are particularly relevant to this conference. For reference, papers on the following types of issues are welcomed warmly:
innovative management accounting practices in particular parts of the world
management accounting in new organizational designs (e.g., flat, horizontal, hybrid, matrix, network, virtual, team)
management accounting systems for big data, enterprise resource planning systems, e-commerce, digitalized data
interchange, electronic meetings, customer relationship management, and supply chain management
value chain and inter-organizational accounting
new management accounting techniques, processes and information
linkages between competitive strategy and management accounting
integration and disintegration of management accounting
challenges of globalization for management accounting
changing roles of management accountants in organizations
information about what practitioners expect management accounting researchers to do
role of social sciences and other theoretical perspectives 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 2014.
There will be an appointed discussant for each paper presented at the Conference.
The conference will start on Monday December 15, 2014 early afternoon and is scheduled to end at approximately 5 p.m.on Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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.
* 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 € 160 ,-/ night
Superior Double room at € 190,-/night
including buffet breakfast and all taxes !!!
During the week-end : (Night of Friday/Saturday & Sunday) :
Superior Single room at € 140 ,-/ night
Superior Double room at € 140,-/night
including buffet breakfast and all taxes !!!
To take advantage of these special rates, please mention “EIASM” when making your reservation. However, according to the period of the booking, some better rates could be offered by contacting the hotel directly.
Ps : We advice you to check prices on the internet too !!
* Hotel NH Atlanta (very close)
Boulevard Adolph Max 7
Tel 00800 0115 0116 (free of charge) - email@example.com
Special rate (single or double room) 155 EUR (including breakfast)
Please mention "EIASM " when making your reservation.