Homepage Contact us Sitemap



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


Isabella GRABNER, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Gary HECHT, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Matthias MAHLENDORF, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
Andrea MENNICKEN, London School of Economics and Political Science


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 eleven 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.  


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, platform)
  • management accounting systems for big data, enterprise resource planning systems, e-commerce, digitalized data interchange, electronic meetings, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and blockchain
  • 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

Completed papers intended for presentation at the conference
should be submitted through the conference web site 
15 September 2020 
(8am CET )

Please click HERE to submit online

Guidelines to submit:
12-point font
Single spaced
Maximum file size of 2048 KB

To be acceptable, proposals MUST be submitted through this web site!


The papers will be considered for presentation at concurrent sessions by the Programme Committee, and a response will be given by 15 October 2020

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



The conference will take place at 

ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management
Universidade de Lisboa
Rua do Quelhas, 6
Lisbon - Portugal



Ms. Graziella Michelante - EIASM Conference Manager
EIASM - Passage du Nord 19 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 62 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: michelante@eiasm.be 

More details on the location, accommodation, registration fee, registration link... will be on line soon.

ABOUT ISEG from the Universidade de Lisboa

Founded in 1911 as the first higher education School of Economics and Management to be established in Portugal, ISEG is currently part of Universidade de Lisboa, the largest and best positioned Portuguese University according to all relevant international rankings.

A century-old institution, with a reputation for competence, rigor, scientific plurality and freedom, theory-practice connection, high ethical standards, and corporate and social responsibility, has trained several generations of leaders and professionals, including many prominent public figures in Portugal and in the world.

Adopts a dynamic interdisciplinary approach to business and economics, which makes it particularly prepared to deal with the complexity and uncertainty of economies and organizations in the 21st century. Has long lasting cooperative and friendly relations with the major companies, banks and business consultants acting in Portugal and with government officers.

The School is accredited by AACSB and by AMBA and is actually running for the Triple Crown accreditation.

ISEG accommodates around 5000 students, roughly half undergraduates and half post graduates, and has approximately 300 faculty members and professional staff.

ISEG offer is diversified and ranges from Business to Economics, Applied Mathematics, and other Social Sciences. With over thirty degree programs at Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD level, fifteen of which are fully taught in English. Currently, 20% of ISEG’s students are international and the School is set to increase its international population.

The academic programs are accredited by the Portuguese Higher Education Agency A3ES. Some of the School’s programs have important international partners: e.g., the MSc Finance is a CFA Institute University Affiliation Program, the BA is Finance has a double degree with Polish triple crown accredited Kozminski University.

Scientific production by ISEG's faculty and researchers is high at the national level. ISEG’s research centers, presently organized in two consortia, are classified as "Excellent" or "Very Good" by FCT (the Portuguese research council). Research has a special concern with the way it impacts on the surrounding and global community.

ISEG complements this educational offer with non-degree awarding executive education post-graduation programs (such as the AMBA accredited MBA) and shorter executive programs.

The development of executive education is seen as strategic for ISEG to materialize its mission, since these programs easily reach and further educate high potential professionals, reinforcing ISEG’s vocation for engagement with the industry.

Faculty and non-faculty staff are highly professional, engaged, involved and cooperative.

ISEG's facilities are excellent (elegant, ample, functional and comfortable), and keep on being maintained and improved as needed.