4th IMARN Workshop – details

The 4th IMARN Workshop will take place on Friday 16th October 2015. The venue and all registration details can be found at this link. Once again, we would encourage submissions of research papers at any stage of development – as long as they are management accounting/management control orientated (including topics on informations systems, education and sustainability).

We also welcome presentations/papers from PhD students in the area of management accounting/control.

The final submission date for papers is 2nd October 2015, and registration closes on 9th October 2015.

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4th Annual Workshop

Save the date for your calendar. The 4th Annual IMARN workshop will take place on Friday Oct 16th, 2015. More details will follow.

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IAFA annual conference

Below are details of the IAFA annual conference, being held in Dublin this year.

28th Annual IAFA Conference 2015
Call for Papers

The College of Business, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) will host the 28th annual conference of the Irish Accounting & Finance Association on 14th/15th May, 2015 at its Aungier Street, Dublin campus. The deadline for completed papers/abstracts is 20th March 2015. Empirical, theoretical and review papers are welcomed in all areas of accounting and finance.

Decisions on acceptances of papers will be communicated by 13th April, 2015. Accepted papers will only be included on the conference schedule where registration and payment has been received from at least one author by 30th April, 2015 (see http://www.iafa.ie for further details).

Doctoral Colloquium
In conjunction with the conference a Doctoral Colloquium will be held at DIT on 13th May, 2015. This event will provide students, at all stages of doctoral research, with an opportunity to present their work and receive feedback from academics in their field. An application form for the Doctoral Colloquium is available on the IAFA website and must be submitted no later than 20th March, 2015. Note that students attending the Doctoral Colloquium can register for the Conference for a reduced fee (more information is available on the Events section of the IAFA website).

The Doctoral Research Funding Competition, which awards prizes to doctoral students presenting work at the colloquium, invites entrants to apply via a specific application form, also available on the IAFA website.This competition is open to all registered IAFA members who are undertaking research towards a Masters or Doctoral qualification. The research must contribute to the aims of the IAFA. A prize fund of up to €5,000 is available in 2015. Application forms must be submitted for the competition no later than the 20th March 2015. Applicants must attend and present at the IAFA Annual Doctoral Colloquium event, where the result will be decided, and the successful applicant must present their research findings at the following year’s IAFA Doctoral Colloquium. The decision of the judges is final.

Please direct all enquiries to:

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ENROAC Conference 2015

The European Network for Research on Accounting and Organisational Change (ENROAC) takes place in Ireland this year. It’s one of my favourite conferences. Full details below.

10th ENROAC Conference
NUI Galway

We invite you to NUI Galway,
Galway, Ireland to participate in the 10th Conference of the European Network for Research in Organisational & Accounting Change (ENROAC). Please see here for further information on the conference.

Cristiano Busco & Mary Barrett
Organising Committee

Confirmed Speakers
Wim Van der Stede (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Paolo Quattrone (University of Edinburgh Business School)

Organising Committee
Cristiano Busco
Elena Giovannoni
Robert Scapens
Mary Barrett

Call for Abstracts
The ENROAC Committee invites authors tosubmit abstracts for this conference.  We welcome academics and practitioners to debate multiple issues pertaining to organisational and accounting change.

Key Deadlines
Abstract Submission: 01/03/15
Notification of Acceptance: 15/03/15
Early bird registration: 31/03/15
Full Paper Submission: 01/05/15


We gratefully acknowledge the support of  our sponsors including;
CIMA’s General Charitable Trust
Failte Ireland

Further Information
To register, click here.
To submit an abstract, click here.
E: tricia.walsh@nuigalway.ie

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ACMAR 2015

Here is a call for papers to the annual ACMAR conference at WHU Otto Beisheim in Vallendar – near Koblenz. It’s a great conference, very friendly and helpful audience.


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MCA/MACORG Symposium 2014

See below a message from the Management Control Association.

Dear colleagues

Registration is now open for our annual symposium, which this year takes place in Paris. Please register by no later than Wed 3rd Sept using the following link:

The location is ESCP Paris:

and information on local accommodation can be found here:

he symposium will run from lunchtime on Thursday 11th to lunchtime on Friday 12th September. There will be 9 papers presented in a single stream, each one accompanied by a discussant. If you are intending to come and are interested in being a discussant, then please send me an email with a brief description of your research interests.

We look forward to seeing you in Paris!

Best regards

Julia Mundy
Honorary Secretary
Management Control Association

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3rd IMARN workshop – Oct 17th, 2014.

Registration for the third IMARN workshop is now open.  It takes place on Friday Oct 17th, and CPA Ireland have again been most kind in offering us a room. Simply click here to register. As always we welcome papers/presentations at any stage of development once the topic is management accounting/management control related (including topics on information systems and sustainability with a management accounting focus). We look forward to a fruitful and friendly session as always.



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MARG – call for papers

See below a call for papers for annual MARG conference:




20 and 21 November 2014




This is the first call for the annual MARG / MCA conference, to be held on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st November, 2014 at Aston Business School, Birmingham. Papers are invited that address any area of research and practice into management accounting or management control. Papers addressing the application, or refinement, of management accounting/control processes and techniques in practical settings are encouraged. Papers from practitioners in such settings are especially welcome.


The conference will commence at 10.30am on the first day and will consist of plenary presentations. Presenters will include a number of high profile contributors to the management accounting literature. Speakers at last year’s conference included Professors Paolo Quatrone, Bob Scapens and Martin Messner.


The first day ends with a conference dinner where delegates will have the opportunity to meet and discuss their research interests and practice developments in a relaxed setting. The second day will consist of parallel sessions and is planned to be especially appealing to early career researchers, many of whom may still be completing their PhD.


Full papers (or extended abstracts) should be submitted to the organisers by 15th Sep 2014.

For the plenary presentations preference will be given to full papers.



For queries please contact Alan Lowe: a.d.lowe@aston.ac.uk or Melina Manochin: m.m.manochin@aston.ac.uk

* Aston Business School, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET.

Website http://www.aston.ac.uk/aston-business-school/research/events/marg-conference-2014/


The event is supported by ICAEW’s charitable trusts ICAEW’s charitable trusts.


The support of the Management Control Association is also gratefully acknowledged.


Delegates will be required to pay a conference registration fee of £99. This will include lunch on both days, refreshments and conference dinner. This fee does not include accommodation.


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New book

Martin Quinn and Gerhard Kristandl have published a new text book on accounting information systems. See here

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MCA / MACORG/ Belgian-Dutch symposium

Below is a call for paper from the Management Control Association – thanks to Dr Julia Mundy.

 Our annual two-day symposium this year will take place at ESCP Europe, Paris from 11-12 September 2014 (approx. lunchtime 11th to early afternoon 12th). This year, for the first time, the symposium will consist of three groups: MACORG (France), colleagues based in Belgium and The Netherlands, and MCA. We are very grateful to our colleagues at ESCP Europe for hosting this event.


In line with our usual format, papers will be presented by members of each group, followed by a discussant from one of the other two groups. If you wish to submit a paper for consideration, please note the following deadlines:


10th May: extended abstracts of 500-750 words or full papers to be sent as follows:
members of MACORG – to pzarlowski@escpeurope.eu
colleagues based in Belgium or The Netherlands – to f.h.m.verbeeten@uva.nl
all other submissions – to mca@gre.ac.uk


end of May – authors to be advised of decision


15th June: deadline for offer to be a discussant, with any specific interests (same contacts as above)


7th July: deadline for full papers, which will be forwarded to the discussants before they depart for the summer period


Further details on the programme, location, etc will be available at a later date.


Please note that participants will be required to pay for transport to ESCP Europe, accommodation, and taxi transfers between airport or station.


We look forward to seeing you in Paris.


Best regards


Julia Mundy

Management Control Association

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