The Annual Conference for Management Accounting Research (ACMAR) is the largest scientific conference for researchers in the field of controlling in German-speaking regions. The conference is organized by the Institute of Management Accounting and Control at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management and is hosted by Professor Utz Schäffer and Professor Jürgen Weber. It was established in 2002 as the annual meeting place for the German-speaking community in management accounting research with a focus on (but not limited to) empirical research. In recent years, the conference has become increasingly more international and provides a forum for discussion among European researchers.
The main aims of ACMAR are to communicate recent research trends and results on management accounting practices and to foster interaction between researchers. Topics covered in previous conferences include:
- The role of management accountants
- CFOs and the finance function
- Innovative management accounting techniques, processes and information
- Strategy and management accounting
- Challenges of environmental factors like globalization, crisis etc. for management accounting
- Suggestions for improving management accounting research
- Behavioral controlling
Previous keynote speakers include Professor Christopher Chapman, Professor Matthew Hall, Professor Frank Hartmann, Professor Ranjani Krishnan, Professor Kari Lukka, Professor Teemu Malmi, Professor Michal Matějka, Professor Martin Messner, Professor Sven Modell, Professor Frank Moers, Professor Dieter Pfaff, Professor Paulo Quattrone, Professor Stefan Reichelstein, Professor Naomi Soderstrom, Assoc. Professor Sally Widener, Professor Marcus Wouters, and Professor Anne Wu, among others.