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EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR ON QUANTITATIVE EMPIRICAL RESEARCH ON MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING


BRUSSELS, DECEMBER 14-18, 2015
INTRODUCING EDEN

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EDEN IN ACCOUNTING

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

  • Analytical Accounting Research
  • Audit Research
  • Qualitative Research in Accounting (former Case-Based Research in Management Accounting)
  • Empirical Financial Accounting Research
  • Intangibles, Intellectual Capital & Value Creation
  • Producing and Evaluating Knowledge in Management Accounting
  • Quantitative Empirical Research in Management Accounting

SPONSORED BY

PROGRAMME COORDINATOR & FACULTY

Prof. Michael SHIELDS, Michigan State University, U.S.A. (Programme Coordinator)
Prof. Chris CHAPMAN, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Prof. Frank MOERS, Maastricht University, the Netherlands

BACKGROUND OVERVIEW & PURPOSE

This EDEN addresses issues related to designing, conducting, and evaluating quantitative empirical research on management accounting. This course will help participants gain a wider and deeper understanding of the research questions, theoretical perspectives, and research methods used in theory-based quantitative empirical research on management accounting. This includes:

(1)   what has been and can be the role and contribution of theory-based quantitative empirical research to understanding management accounting;

(2)   what are interesting research questions that have been and can be addressed by theory-based quantitative empirical research on management accounting;

(3)   what social-science theories are frequently used to motivate, structure, and evaluate the design and analysis of quantitative empirical research on management accounting;

(4)   how to design and conduct valid theory-based quantitative empirical research studies; and

(5)   what are commonly used quantitative empirical 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 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 theory-based quantitative empirical research on management accounting.

The purpose of this course is to increase participants’ awareness of the various opportunities that arise when selecting and conducting theory-based quantitative empirical research on 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 (archival, experimental, quantitative field study, and survey) and theoretical perspectives (contingency theory of organizations, economics, and psychology). These various topics will be addressed through the combination of assigned readings, lectures, discussions, and participant-team assignments and presentations.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

This EDEN course will focus on quantitative empirical research methods used in management accounting research (archival, experiment, quantitative field study, and survey) and frequently used theoretical perspectives including economic theories (agency, value of information, organizational architecture, and complementarities in organization design), organizational contingency theorizing (selection fit, interaction fit, and system fit), and psychology theories (cognition, motivation, and social). In addition, general concepts related to the design, conduct, and evaluation of 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.  You will realize more benefit from this EDEN if you read the assigned readings before attending it. You should expect that there will be a homework assignment for each evening during this EDEN.

PROGRAMME

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COURSE CREDIT AND ECTS

Each participant is expected to keep a free-form learning diary covering the entire process from preparing for the course beforehand through the end of the course on 18 December 2015 (including your post-course thoughts, for example, as you travel home). A condensed version of your learning diary (about 1,000 words) is expected to be sent to Nina Payen by 15 January 2016. Your learning diary should be divided into three sections: Learning before the course, Main learning points during the course, and After the course.  Passing the course is subject to preparing thoroughly for the course, attending all sessions in an active participation mode (the last session on Friday ends at 16:10), and delivering your learning diary on time.

The assigned credit for this is 4 ECTS.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested doctoral students should register online (and add the required documents). Some seats are available on the seminar, you can apply online  or contact Nina Payen payen@eiasm.be. 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.
     

FEES

PARTICIPATION FEE
The participation fee is 1100 € (VAT not included). This fee includes participation to the seminar, the seminar documentation, lunches and 1 group dinner.

EIASM SCHOLARSHIPS
The Institute offers a substantial reduction of the participation fee per member institution. These 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.


Cancellations made before November 20, 2015 will be reimbursed with 10% deduction of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after this date. 

PRACTICALITIES

TIME AND LOCATION
The seminar will be held at EIASM, Brussels, Belgium.
Venue:
Hotel Métropole *****
Place de Brouckère 31 - 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
The programme will start on December 14, 2015 at 09.00 (registration as of 08.30) and is scheduled to end December 18, 2015 at 17.00.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
You are requested to make your own hotel arrangement.

Citadines Sainte-Catherine Brussels, property of the « Citadines Apart’Hotel » group : (10 minutes walk)  - 51 Quai au Bois à Brûler. B-1000 Brussels

Room types & rates (without breakfast) :     
Studio (+/- 25 sqm) – for 1 to 2 persons - 119.-€ / room-night
One-Bedroom Apartment (+/- 50 sqm) – for 1 to 4 persons : 158.-€ / room-night

Internet access: included. Breakfast: excluded – at 14.-€ /person. Cleaning: included – Full housekeeping service once a week

To book a room : Direct e-mail to stecatherine@citadines.com  and/or to coralie.carels@citadines.com  - Mention “EIASM” to get the preferential rates 2015

 
Hotel NH Atlanta ****
Boulevard Adolph Max 7 - 1000 Brussels - Tel 00800 0115 0116 (free of charge) - reservations@nh-hotels.com

Standard room for single use : €155,00,-/night
Standard double room : €170,-/night
Including breakfast. Not including the city tax of € 7.58 per room per night.
Please mention "EIASM " when making your reservation.

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

 
Hotel Métropole *****(event  location)
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 breakfast. Not including the city tax of € 9.28 per room per night.

During the week-end : (Night of Friday/Saturday & Sunday) :
Superior Single room at € 140 ,-/ night
Superior Double room at € 170,-/night
Including breakfast. Not including the city tax of € 9.28 per room per night.

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. We advice you to check prices on the internet too !!

Tel. : + 32 2 214 24 25 or + 32 2 214 24 26 or + 32 2 2142424 - Fax : 32 2 2180240
Email : info@metropolehotel.be

ONLINE APPLICATION

TO APPLY CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Nina Payen
EDEN Manager, EIASM -  PASSAGE DU NORD - 19 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 61 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: payen@eiasm.be