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Chris CHAPMAN - University of Bristol, U.K.
Frank MOERS - Maastricht University, the Netherlands
Michael Jr WILLIAMSON - Gies College of Business, Illinois, U.S.A.


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, big data, and environmental and organizational sustainability, blockchain and crypto currency. 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 ten 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 invited plenary speakers are:

  • Claire DAMBRIN, ESCP Europe, France
  • Anette MIKES, HEC Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Tatiana SANDINO, Harvard Business School, USA
  • Kristy TOWRY, Emory University, USA



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 papers will be considered for presentation at concurrent sessions by the Programme Committee, and a response will be given by 15 October 2018.

There will be an appointed discussant for each paper presented at the Conference.


Please click HERE to download the conference programme.


The ISSN number for the conference papers is :



The whole Conference will take place in the premises of EIASM which are located at the 2nd floor of the Hotel Métropole (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.

Click HERE for joining instructions and HERE for road map.


  • Hotel Métropole ***** (conference location)

Place de Brouckère 31 - 1000 Bruxelles
Tel. : + 32 2 214 24 25 or + 32 2 214 24 26 or + 32 2 2142424 -
Email :info@metropolehotel.be

Fixed EIASM rate during the whole year :

- During the week :
Superior Single room at € 155 / night + city tax €4.24 per bedroom / per night

Superior Double room at € 183 + city tax €4.24 per bedroom / per night

Including buffet breakfast and selection of six offered drinks per stay in the mini-bar (2 Belgian Beers, 2 Sodas and 2 mineral waters), free WiFi Internet access during the stay,  free access to the fitness area, cancellation policy up to 6 PM without any charges

- During the week-end : (Night of Friday/Saturday & Sunday) :
Superior Single room at € 140/ night + city tax €4.24 per bedroom / per night
Including buffet breakfast and selection of six offered drinks per stay in the mini-bar (2 Belgian Beers, 2 Sodas and 2 mineral waters), free WiFi Internet access during the stay,  free access to the fitness area, cancellation policy up to 6 PM without any charges

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

We also advise you to check prices on the internet !!

  • Hotel NH Collection Brussels Centre  (very close +/- 150 m)

Boulevard Adolph Max 7
1000 Brussels
Tel +32 (0)2 214 07 44 - mtg.nhcollectionbrusselscentre@nh-hotels.com

Superior double room for single occupancy 160 EUR (including breakfast) + city tax  4.24 EUR per person/day
Double occupancy + 20 EUR per room and per night

Please mention "EIASM " when making your reservation.

  • Hotel Marivaux (very close +/- 300 m)

Boulevard Adolph Max 98
1000 Brussels - www.hotelmarivaux.be

Special rates (breakfast all taxes included)
Monday-Thursday: € 135.00/night (breakfast included) - single Club room
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: € 85.00/night (breakfast included) - single Club room
There is a supplement of € 10.00/night for a double room (breakfast included).

To book a room :  reservation@hotelmarivaux.be and mention EIASM 


  • Citadines Sainte-Catherine Bruxelles (6 minutes walking distance)

51 quai au Bois à Brûler - 1000 Brussels
Tel 32 2 221 14 11 - Fax 32 2 2211599 -www.citadines.com 

Studio  (for 1-2 pers, +- 25m²)
One-Bedroom Apartment  (for 1-4 pers, +- 40m²)

Your advantage: 15% discount on the BAR (Best Available Rate or Public Rate / Except promotions and non-refundable rates)

All studios and apartments equipped with a kitchen. Wi – Fi included in the rates and available for our clients.

Breakfast at 14.00 EUR p.p per day.

To book a room:
- by email to Coralie.carels@citadines.com or stecatherine@citadines.com and mention EIASM
- by contacting the residence itself by phone on +32 221 14 11



⇒ Note that there are plenty of other hotels in the surroundings of the Metropole. 
We invite you to check availability and prices on Internet.



The event will begin at 13:00 (registration will open as 12:00) on Wednesday 12th December and conclude at 14:30 on Friday 14th December. 


The fees include :

  • participation to the conference
  • conference documents
  • conference welcome cocktail
  • 2 lunches
  • conference dinner
  • morning and afternoon refreshments


For participants affiliated with an institution that is member or associate member of the EIASM's
Academic Council
429,55 € (including 74,55 € VAT)
For participants coming from another academic institution 520,30 € (including 90,30 € VAT)

Cancellations made before November 19, 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:
Email: michelante@eiasm.be