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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


Frank Moers
Maastricht University
the Netherlands
(Programme Coordinator )

David Bedford
University of Technology Sydney

Victor Mass
University of Amsterdam 
the Netherlands


Prof. Frank Moers, Maastricht University, the Netherlands  - I am a Full Professor of Management Accounting & Control at Maastricht University School of Business and Economics. My field of expertise is performance measurement and incentives and I am especially interested in examining these issues from a broader organizational design perspective. Most of my recent work is at the intersection of accounting and labor economics, examining performance measurement and incentive issues related to promotions and careers in organizations, as well as the importance of supervisors in the process. My research is economics-based, quantitative empirical research, primarily using archival data (both public and proprietary). My research has been published in top accounting and non-accounting journals, including (alphabetically) Academy of Management Journal, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting Research, and The Accounting Review. I have been involved in the EDEN Doctoral Program as a faculty member since 2001 and have participated in a variety of EDEN Doctoral Seminars when I was a Ph.D. student.

Prof. David Bedford, University of Technology Sydney, Australia - David Bedford is a Professor at UTS Business School in the Accounting Discipline, which he joined in 2005. David has published in several leading international academic journals, including Accounting, Organizations and Society, Management Accounting Research, and Journal of Management Accounting Research. David’s research focuses on performance measurement systems and management control. Specifically, he has investigated the use of performance measurement systems in firms pursuing different types of innovation, the performance implications of using combinations of management controls in different firm contexts, and the use of management controls in private equity firms. David coordinates and lectures in the subjects Management Planning and Control, Accounting Information Systems, and Data Analytics for Decision Making. He is often cited as a top undergraduate lecturer and regularly appears in the UTS Business School postgraduate teaching merit list.

Prof. Victor Maas, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands - Victor Maas has earned his PhD at the University of Amsterdam in 2007, and worked at Erasmus University Rotterdam before returning to Amsterdam as full professor in 2014. He teaches financial accounting, management accounting, judgment and decision making, and experimental research methods in undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs. In his research, he investigates how economic, cognitive, and social factors jointly determine the behavior of accountants, employees, and managers. His main research interests include discretionary performance evaluation processes and strategic and dysfunctional behavior in organizations.


Some testimonials from students who participated in the previous editions:

  • "The lecturers were extremely competent. We received numerous tips, which cannot befound in any textbook/written paper. It was a very interesting course and exactly what Iexpected beforehand."
  • "I really enjoyed this course. Next to the very interesting lectures and exercises weparticipated in during this week, it was also very nice to get to know a lot of people who aredoing research in the area of Management Accounting."
  • "I met some really great people here, with whom I know I will stay in touch. During the sessions, the professors emphasized the importance of having a network, which I now feel I have.


This EDEN course will focus on quantitative empirical research in management accounting. 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 frequently used theoretical perspectives including economic theories (agency, organizational architecture, and complementarities in organization design), organizational contingency theorizing (selection fit, interaction fit, and system fit), and psychology theories (cognition, motivation, and social) and a variety of research methods (archival, experimental, quantitative field study, and survey).

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. The various topics will be addressed through the combination of assigned readings, lectures, discussions, and participant-team assignments and presentations.



Interested doctoral students should apply online (and add the required documents, in English) no later than February 19, 2024. 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 seminar’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.


1 – Apply for the seminar by submitting all necessary documents online by the announced deadline. All documents need to be in English. 
2 – EIASM will notify you of the selection results. If you are accepted to participate, the Institute will inform you at this point if you are eligible for a scholarship and will confirm the amount of scholarship. 
3 – EIASM will ask you to confirm your participation and once this confirmation is received, you will be invoiced for your attendance. 


Full attendance is mandatory.

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 26 April 2024 (including your post-course thoughts). A condensed version of your learning diary (about 1,000 words) is expected to be sent to Cristina Setyar - setyar@eiasm.be by latest on 10 May 2024. 

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, and delivering your learning diary on time.

The assigned credit for this is 4 ECTS.


The participation fee is 1250 € (VAT exempt).
This fee includes participation to the seminar, access to documents, the planned coffee breaks and lunches, plus a group dinner.

EIASM provides 3 scholarships per EIASM Academic Council Member for this seminar (50% off the registration fee). Allocation of the scholarships is entirely at the discretion of the European Institute.

Important: please double check the validity of your university’s membership. It may run until a specific month of a given year and thus only make you eligible for a discount until the end of that month. For the complete list of members click here

Requests for registration cancellations must be received in writing by the EDEN Team (eden@eiasm.be) before 22 March 2024. Cancellations received before this date are eligible for 90% refund. Cancellations received on or after 22 March 2024 are not eligible for a refund. 


The seminar will be held in the centrale area of Brussels (location to be communicated to accepted students) .
The programme will start on April 22, 2024 in the morning and is scheduled to end April 26, 2024 in the afternoon at around 4pm.

APPLY via the link below.


For more information, please contact:
The EDEN Team
Tel: +32 2 226 66 69
Email: eden@eiasm.be