Call for Papers – Management Control in Family Firms

 

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Call for Papers
Special Issue: Management Control in Family Firms
Guest Editors: Martin Hiebl, University of Siegen, Germany
Martin Quinn, Dublin City University, Ireland
Justin Craig, Northwestern University, USA
Ken Moores, Bond University, Australia

In the last few years, family firms have received growing attention in accounting, business and management research. This growing interest is due in part to the fact that family firms account for the majority of businesses and employment worldwide (e.g., IFERA, FBR 2003). Although evidence on the financial performance of family firms is mixed, in a recent meta-analysis, family firms have also been found to show somewhat better financial performance on average than non-family firms (Wagner et al., JFBS 2015). At the same time, family firms have specific characteristics. For instance, they often have goal structures that include financial and non-financial performance, patient financial capital, less formalized internal processes and greater involvement of firm owners in the operational and strategic management of the firm (e.g., Sirmon and Hitt, ETP
2003; Stewart and Hitt, FBR 2012). Such characteristics can impact the way family firms organize management control.

While these and other considerations have recently led to more research on management accounting and management control in family firms (e.g., Giovannoni et al., FBR 2011; Moores and Mula, FBR 2000; Prencipe et al., EAR 2014; Salvato and Moores, FBR 2010; Senftlechner and Hiebl, JAOC 2015; Songini et al., JFBS 2013; Speckbacher and Wentges, MAR 2012), from a life-cycle perspective, such research is still in its infancy or growth stage. Thus, this special issue of the Journal of Management Control aims to shed more light on management control in family firms.
We invite submissions that are conceptual, empirical (qualitative, quantitative, or mixed), or methodological in nature. The focus of the papers may include but is not limited to:

  • Forms of management control in family firms: Do family firms use different types of
    control than non-family firms (e.g., more informal, cultural or social controls)? How do differing types of control relate to the pursuit and achievement of financial and non-financial goals? Are family firms more effective in the design of management control packages than non-family firms?
  •  Management control and family firm development: How can management control
    contribute to or hinder processes of organizational change in family firms (e.g., firm growth, succession, professionalization)? How does management control help family firms in developing, re-aligning and changing strategic and operational goals? How does the usage of management control change over the family-firm life cycle? How do family-firm-specific events such as ownership and management succession or the integration of non-family managers impact on management accounting and control in these firms (and vice versa)?
  •  Institutional aspects of management control in family firms: How is management control institutionalized in family firms (e.g., materialize in organizational routines or rules)? How can finance and accounting professionals (e.g., CFOs, controllers, management accountants) contribute to the institutionalization and professionalization of management control in family firms? How and why may the influence of such professionals be constrained in family firms? How and why does their influence change over time?
  •  Interactions of management control and other corporate functions in family firms:
    How do (potentially highly family-centered) information systems interact with management control in family firms? How and why has the influence of information systems changed the way family firms act out management control? How do customer-focused family firms integrate or synchronize their customer relationship systems with management control (systems)?

Journal of Management Control (JoMaC) is an international journal concerned with the formal, information-based routines and procedures managers use to maintain or alter patterns in organizational activities. Particular emphasis is placed on operational and strategic planning and control systems and their processes and techniques.

JoMaC was founded as the “Zeitschrift für Planung und Unternehmenssteuerung” in 1990 and relaunched in the English language in 2011. JoMaC has a strong reputation as a dedicated academic journal open to high-quality research on all aspects of management control. JoMaC is available via its publisher Springer at more than 8,000 institutions worldwide. The journal has a high download usage and short review and production cycles. Accepted papers are published online first 20 to 25 days after acceptance.

We kindly invite authors to submit their papers for a double-blind review process using our electronic review system Editorial Manager.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.
Language: English
Review: Double-blind review process
Length: 8,000 words excluding abstract, footnotes and references, 1.5-spaced
Deadline: January 31, 2017
Application: via Editorial Manager JoMaC web site: https://www.editorialmanager.com/jmac/

Editors for the special issue:
Martin Hiebl
University of Siegen
Chair of Management Accounting and Control
Hölderlinstraße 3, 57076 Siegen, Germany
Phone: +49 271 740 3192
martin.hiebl@uni-siegen.de

Justin Craig
Northwestern University
Kellogg School of Management
Jacobs Center, 2001 Sheridan Rd
Evanston, IL 60208, USA
Phone: +1 847 467 7855
justin.craig@kellogg.northwestern.edu

Martin Quinn
Dublin City University
Business School
Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
Phone: +353 1 700 5144
martin.quinn@dcu.ie

Ken Moores
Bond University (Emeritus Professor)
Australian Center for Family Business
Building 2, Bond Business School
Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Phone: +61 7 559 52088
kmoores@bond.edu.au

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IAFA 2016

See below a call for papers or the 2016 Annual Conference of IAFA.

29th Annual IAFA Conference 2016

Call for Papers

 The School of Business, Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) will host the 29th annual conference of the Irish Accounting & Finance Association on 19th/20th May, 2016 at its Cork Road, Waterford campus.

The deadline for abstracts (or full papers) is Wednesday 16th March, 2016. 

Empirical, theoretical and review papers are welcomed in all areas of accounting and finance, including:
•    Auditing
•    Accounting Education
•    Financial Reporting
•    Governance
•    Accounting and Information Systems
•    Management Accounting
•    Public Sector Accounting & Not-for-Profit Accounting
•    Social and Environmental Accounting & Ethical Issues in Accounting
•    Taxation
•    Other

All abstracts (or full papers where submitted) will be subjected to peer review. Abstracts will be included in the conference book, and should be between 250 to 500 words. Abstracts (or full papers) should be submitted to iafa2016@wit.iein ‘Word’ format. Submissions received by postal mail, fax or in writing will not be considered.

Decisions on acceptances of papers will be communicated by 5th April, 2016.

Accepted papers will only be included on the conference schedule where registration and payment has been received from at least one author by 29th April, 2016. Where only abstracts were previously submitted, the completed papers should be submitted by 29th April, 2016.

Doctoral Colloquium
In conjunction with the conference a Doctoral Colloquium will be held at WIT on Wednesday 18th May, 2016. 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 (www.iafa.ie) and must be submitted no later than 16th March, 2016. Note that full-time 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 (www.iafa.ie). Doctoral candidates who do not wish to submit their work for presentation at the Doctoral Colloquium but who would like to attend the Doctoral Colloquium are asked to please confirm attendance through completing the application form noted above. Completed forms should be submitted to iafa2016@wit.ie.

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 2016. Application forms must be submitted for the competition no later than the 16th March 2016.  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. If applying for this competition an entry form for the Doctoral Colloquium is not required. Completed forms should be submitted to iafa2016@wit.ie.

IAFA Scholar Award
We are also pleased to announced the IAFA Scholar Award. This award is used to identify, support and fund early career scholars in the Irish accounting and finance community. More details on this award can be found on our website, www.iafa.ie.

Invite your colleagues
We would be grateful if you could forward this email on to your colleagues who might be interested to join with us at IAFA 2016 in Waterford, Ireland.

Deadline for all submissions is 16th March, 2016.

Please direct all enquiries to:

Clare Kearney,
IAFA 2016 Conference Organiser,
School of Business,
Waterford Institute of Technology
Cork Road
Waterford
Ireland
T:  +353 (0) 51 302074

E: iafa2016@wit.ie

 

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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
GALWAY, IRELAND, 3 – 4 JUNE 2015

Invitation
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

Sponsors

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
www.conference.ie
#ENROAC10

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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:
http://www.agreeAdate.com/94816E4165CAB07A0518D6D873583B81C908

The location is ESCP Paris:
http://www.escpeurope.eu/campus/escp-europe-campus-paris/contact-and-location-paris-campus-escp-europe/

and information on local accommodation can be found here:
http://www.escpeurope.eu/fileadmin/user_uploads/campus_Paris_uploads/Accommodation_nearby_ESCP_Europe_Paris.pdf

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
http://www.managementcontrolassociation.ac.uk/

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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:

MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING RESEARCH GROUP CONFERENCE in association with the

MANAGEMENT CONTROL ASSOCIATION

 

20 and 21 November 2014

 

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

 

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.

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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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